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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

KajII's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a hazy copper brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy beige head that lasted for a decent while thus producing some very good sheets of lace on the glass. The aroma was typical of a Brown Ale with some roasted chocolate malts, a smidgen of herbal hops and a doughy yeast with notes of coffee, caramel, brown sugar and a very light dark fruit ester. The taste was malty to say the least with mild chocolate and caramel notes from the beginning and finished about the same but with a slight hoppy bitterness, a touch of brown sugar and a strong coffee presence. The flavor hung around for a little while with the taste of coffee being the most dominant, but also having a very mild sweet bitterness to it. Mouthfeel was just a shade under medium in body with the texture being creamy and a little oily and having a medium carbonation. Overall a pretty straight forward Brown Ale. Bold and tasty, but with no surprises. Most definitely a brew you could drink a few of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tightslice (296) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 30, 2015
Your basic run-of-the-mill stale chocolate muffiin brown ale but from Georgia.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (1410) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Old rating. Pretty average brown. Nutty, malty, bready, some chocolate, slightly metallic. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (2653) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 27, 2015
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear brown/black, thin tan head cover, a few lace dots. Taste is semi-sweet caramel malt. On the swallow, carbonation, hops, and a hint of cedar round things off. Very average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bosco (217) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Red brown amber. Tan head and decent lacing. Malty, carmel, candy, metallic. Sweet aftertaste. Best by: 3/30/15 Consumed on: 3/15/15 $9.99/multi sixer at Publix Boca Raton Florida

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WVHouseofBeer (919) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Looks very good: dark amber color with a decently sized khaki head. Not too much on the aroma but smells of nuts and caramel. Tastes of nuts, caramel chocolate and a little bready (is that a word?). Aftertaste was metallic and not good. Medium to light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2111) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Suitably brown with a finger of white head. Nicely nutty aroma. Mildly bittersweet malted chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (6570) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Quick glass before i meant business .. Pours a light pudding brown .. Medium foam range .. Basic brown malt, chocolate instant oatmeal .. , easy mouth and a bit quick of a finish .. .. My passion is puppetry..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (534) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
16 oz mug off tap Aroma- Has a nice malt aroma Appearance- –Brown color with a moderate white head. Taste - Pretty good flavor, malty with a sweet finish. Palate- – This a medium-bodied brew with low carbonation and a slick feel. Overall- This is pretty good, one of the better beers Sweetwater offers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
trichoeg85 (34) - Sumrall, Mississippi, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Nice thick off white head with good retention. Minimal lacing. Nice dark brown color and mocha scent. Hop bitterness balances out the caramel and chocolate sweetness of the malt. 12 Oz bottle poured to a sniffer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1578) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2015
A nice solid brown ale. Good to awesome mouthfeel nice lasting head. Sweet with good carb. A good balanced brew between hop and sweet flavors. nice nutty aroma.

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