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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hcgiii (30) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Mild initial taste, then nut brown flavor appears. Never strong flavor and slight bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
steez (18) - Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Brownies and coffee. First sip out seemed watered and young. I say young simply because of a lack of depth. Initial aroma out of the bottle was a bit funky like some cut weeds or grass in a place you’ve never been. Foreign type of smell. All and all not too bad. You could put a few away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Draft: Poured a brown red with thin tan jello head. Aroma is malt. Taste is sweet malt with a dry nutty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Draft. Brown color, small tan head. Aroma of nuts and burnt toast. Taste is nutella on toast. Medium body. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (5613) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Tap at the Atlanta airport. Lighter cola pour with a small head. Nutty aroma and taste. Looks light but tastes pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Acquired in GA while down for a wedding A: Pours a transparent deep amber/brown color with a small creamy off-white head. Retention is OK. S: Toasty malts, caramel, pale malts, and I do get some light earthy hops. Pretty good for the style, but a little muted T: Not really as flavorful or "to-style" as their other offerings, but not bad by any means. Lots of caramel, nuts, toasted malts, pale malts, and just the right amount of subtle hops. MF/D: Feel is light, or at least lighter than I prefer for brown ales. But drink. is good considering the hidden alcohol and sessionable flavor. Notes: Definitely not the best SW offering or brown ale, but this is sessionable. Glad I tried it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2012
(old notes) Pours a deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is mostly caramel with a sweeter molasses background and some nuttiness. Taste is fairly mild - sweet malt, then a little bitter chocolate, toasted nut, and a very faint hoppy bite. Decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Tap. Brown with small head. Very nice brown ale. Nutty and smooth. Rich malt and dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kuphish (378) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2012
On draft at the ATL airport. Pours a clear, cola brown body with a tan, sticky head. Light toast and breadcrust in the nose. An unpleasant meaty character follows. Some faint roast comes through in the flavor to complement the toast and bread. Good BU:GU balance. Toasty finish. Somewhat light body with medium carbonation. I’d bump the score up a few points if the meaty character disappeared.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - SEP 6, 2012
On tap at Sweetwater airport location, terminal A
Appearance: Clear dark brown with a small beige head and light lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, roast coffee and vanilla
Taste: Toasted malts, roast coffee, woody and grainy
A nice roasty brown.

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