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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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rollinsr (335) - Atlanta, - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevinator (717) - 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 (3603) - 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 (2155) - Madison, Wisconsin, 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 (35) - 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 (65) - 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 (1881) - 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 (354) - 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 (202) - - 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 (122) - - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jwtinn01 (34) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Pours light brown. Good nutty aroma buy not as present in taste. Solid brown but have had better.

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