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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2999) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Served in a pint glass at a Sweetwater-sponsored charity event.(from notes). A - Dark brown with a reddish-orange tint; transparent but with a slight haze. Aroma: plenty of toasted malt. Nutty with a hint of molasses. Taste: a nice medium roasted malt. A very subtle spicy hop note. Sweet but appropriate for style. Nice malty aftertaste. M - medium body; good carbonation; smooth O - excellent for style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paigeturner (63) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Nutty aroma clear brown pour tan head. Nutty light toast muffin flavor. Nice tight bubbles. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bcoble003 (266) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Almost a nutty taste with coffee as the finisher. This brew is alright. This is just a filler now. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Knilas (25) - Sidney, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle. Nice light brown color, but not much else stands out for me. Just your average pour, imo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joecon (21) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Very smooth! Light for a brown. A hint of hippiness from the first sip or two. Tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8547) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2015
2oz on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Mostly clear amber brown color. Good thin off-white head. Nutty nose, touch of dark fruit, a little vanilla. Toasty in the flavor. Medium body. Smooth, kind of creamy lighter carbonation. Very light dry finish. Some chocolate. Light to moderate sweet taste, light bitter, satisfyingly dry finish. A pretty solid english-style brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1687) - Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Tap - big khaki color foam head, very dark Amber/brown color, big bready malty aroma and flavor with some mild nuts, mild hop balance, very good overall

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (2083) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle. This is a really malty and thick brown that is quite sweet. I like this style a little thinner and easier drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (1267) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Brown with a creamy, light tan head. Light toasted malt and faint fruit on the nose. Smooth and full. Roasty flavor with quite a bit of sweetness that is cut by bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpmaster (1267) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2015
12 ounce bottle from tackle box purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL. Not bad.

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