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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1016) - 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 (3699) - 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 (384) - 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 (1040) - 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 (391) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1500) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2013
One of the better renditions of an American brown ale, Sweetwater balances a mild earthy nuttiness with enough hops and malt sweetness to keep things in balance, and interesting. Pours a pretty reddish copper with a nose of caramel malt and hazelnut. Equally at home with a charred burger or a cinnamon sugar muffin, this brew is sessionable, flavorful, and versatile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1241) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2013
Draft at Brass Tap Trinity. Medium brown pour with a good sized head. Aroma and flavor are nicely hopped with some good roasted notes. Nice brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2651) - California, USA - APR 12, 2013
12 apr 2013, bottle. Light brown, clear. Nose is rich, fresh wort. Thin/med body and faintly fizzy. Sweet toasted malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Ale Yeah, Roswell. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of nutty notes, caramel malts and a bit of brown sugar. The taste is brown malts, caramel, brown sugar, herbal hops. Thin-medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2013
brown color, aroma of roasted nuts, toast, same flavors, slight caramel and coffee notes, very watery, easy to drink

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