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Definitely one of the finer American Brown Ales. A deep copper colored, mild brown ale. SGB is accentuated by a slight nuttiness from its malt character. Designed to be a session beer it has a real smooth finish with a very subtle hop character.

Medal: Gold medal winner at the 2001 Great American Beer Festival – English Style Brown Ales.

Malt: 2 Row, Black, Victory, 30-37 Carastan, 70-80 Crystal, Chocolate

Hops: Columbus, Willamette

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nasmith003 (98) - Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Light malt aroma with a warm brown color. Crisp hop bite with a clean finish. Solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1123) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle at Marriott in Atlanta. Medium nut brown in color with a thin tan head. Pint glass. Aroma mostly nutty, malty and toffee. Taste was ok with nuts, slight roasted notes, malts and toffee. Medium body. Light carb. Little oily. Nutty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Tap @ the Sweetwater pub in the Atlanta Airport... Poured hazy, dense, brown with a thick off-white head. Nice retention. Pretty standard for style, which isn’t a bad thing. Toasted malts, cocoa powder, mild coffee and roasted nuts. Some malt sweetness but the other flavors described kept this brown ale from being mundane.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricTeusink (703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
According to Sweetwater’s dating system, this brew was best enjoyed before October of 2013. I would far prefer if they simply provided a bottled on date. Despite the proximity of the brewery to my home, it has been at least half a decade since I last sampled this beer. Pours dark brown with a tinge of red. Head is thin pale tale with decent lacing. Scent is lightly roasted and grainy. Body is thin. Starts slightly sweet and finishes with a roasted bite. Bottle - Everywhere in Atlanta

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2473) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
February 2010 from bottle. Copper color with aromas of nuts, malt, caramel and fruit. Not a lot of hops showing through, but nice for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1117) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours transparent dark brown. Aroma of roasted malts and mixed nuts. Taste of malts and hints of caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at Funky Blues Shack. Pours a cloudy brown with off white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is coffee roast and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with light coffee roast and light dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rollinsr (388) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 18, 2013
Pours dark brown with a layer of tan head. Aroma is mostly dark and nutty roasted malts with chocolate notes. Taste is somewhat lacking in my opinion. There is the nutty and chocolate character but it just doesn’t feel as full-bodied as it could/should be. Still a good beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1106) - Nevada, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Red ale with a good off white foam. Aroma has nuts, bread, and biscuit malt aroma followed by a toasted bread and light chocolate flavor. Finish is slightly malt with a lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deaconmike (399) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
On tap at Taco Mac. Clear dark copper. Large tan head. Aroma is subdued - only picking up a little malt, caramel. Taste is only slightly sweet - caramel and just a hint of bitter chocolate. Somewhat dry finish with subtle hops. Mouthfeel is moderate to light. Overall, fairly easy drinking beer, but nothing extraordinary.

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