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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Augdraught1981 (170) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 As with most of the beers I review, I end up re-rating after finishing the 6 pack. My opinion of this beer has gone down a little. The taste is not unpleasant but it is a little trashy and not what I would call enjoyable. There is a smoothness there but not nearly as smooth as a bill Clinton apology.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevinator (1155) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
Decent brown ale. Mild roasted and nutty aroma. Soft brown color with a foamy head. Average palate that had a little weight but easy to drink. Flavors were standard fare with darker malts, a little earthy with some nut. A little bit of malt punch at the end and a mild hops presence. OK but not their best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2014
Interesting and quite nutty i the features. Poured in a big glass at the Atlanta airport sweetwater pub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2610) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear dark reddish brown with an off white head, aroma is sweet with malt and caramel, the flavor is what you would expect, caramel sweetness with a little bit of nuttiness too, easy drinking, not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BackyardDogs (41) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle. I like this brown ale. Well rounded with flavors I would expect from a beer of this type. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewMstr (107) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Deep brown color, very malt forward and smooth. Subtle toffee and chocolate notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2323) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with a small white head. The aroma has cocoa, nuts, caramel, very malty. The taste is lightly roasty, chocolate, caramel, nuts, sweet long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2713) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Draft at ChurchKey. Pours a dark ruby brown color with an off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, and light hops. Tasting notes of floral hops, caramel, and light malt. Medium-light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
novice101 (308) - - JAN 26, 2014
I really enjoy this beer, pours a dark brown with a faint khaki colored head that does not fade. It smells of loads of malts as well as some chocolate, the beer taste of a lot of sweet malts and a bit of chocolate, at the end there is a bit of hops to balance out the sweetness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (684) - - JAN 20, 2014
bottle; medium brown color; roasted malt and coffee aroma; coffee and roasted malt flavor; a good amount of bitterness for a brown ale

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