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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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gareth (5) - USA - FEB 6, 2005 does not count
I had decided to pick up this beer because the Sweet Water Festive ale hasn’t arrived yet down in Savannah(damn you Atlanta, send it elsewhere). This beer however is great in taste. I definitely am fond of the nutty flavor to this beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mchance (2) - USA - NOV 16, 2007 does not count
Head - Lacing o Excellent o Good o Fair o Virtually none Head - Lacing o Excellent o Good o Fair o Virtually none

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - APR 3, 2011
Great brown ale. This beer had no qualms with me and was very sipable. I will be drinking this beer in the future.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5841) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Light brown with mound of a head. Light and airy caramel nose. Hearty hazelnut, caramel taste. Hint of a bitter ending. Quite good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
splink48 (35) - Fayetteville, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
On tap: Pours a dark copper color. Very dark, chocolate and roasted tasting beer. Starts and finishes very smoothly. A very well blended and great tasting beer. I was very impressed.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WarFockewulf (21) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2006
A great Brown Ale. Nice color with that malty smoothness and just the right hint of hops.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2012
This is good. Not nutty which is good. Has some caramel and roasty notes. Pretty smooth and yet a nice graininess as well. Goes well with pizza. Very impressed with this one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Codythegreat (149) - Carrollton, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2007
This is probably my favorite beer brewed by Sweetwater. Good dark brown colour and a flavor that is slightly nutty. Who would have thought something this good would have come from Georgia!? I drank this out of a shaker.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Nice brew! A colleague suggested it to me. Great guy! Good taste, nutty & something else. Nice with food.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2003 Good example of brown ale. I enjoyed a pint of this on draft. Nice amber color but little to no head retention. The taste improved as the beer warmed.


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