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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 (783) - 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (306) - Americus, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Tap at Sweetwater Brewery. Pours brown with white head. Aroma of caramel and sweet cherries. Taste of malt, caramel and sweetness. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (3105) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Draft pour. Pours a fear brown with a beige head of foam. Roasty sweet aroma and taste. Light body. Low to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (710) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Mild aroma of malt, good looking beer with a short lasting white well laced head, dark brown color. Taste of malt with a watery metallic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bork (260) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Mild and pleasant brown with a slightly overboard cherry sweetness and a light caramel malt bitterness. Smooth and comfortable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (794) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Sample pour of moderate brown with light khaki head. Nose is moderate sweet malt and caramel mostly. Some nuttiness but not a ton. Flavor is lightly zesty caramel and sweet malt. Not a ton of hop presence but what is there is just light citrus. Really drinkable and fairly enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kchampagne (107) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Had this one on tap. Appearance is a deep brown with a light tan head. Aroma is malty sweet and the taste is roasted malt with a slight nuttiness. Light bodied and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9258) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Draft... Pours clear and dark brown with copper flashes when held up to bright light. The nose is toasty and lightly chocolaty. Medium-bodied with adequate carbonation. The flavor is nearly a perfect reflection of the aroma, but also includes a faint, vinous, port-like characteristic. It trends a smidge toward the sweet side of balance, but not by much. Crisp, lightly vinous, mildly sweet finish. Went well with my order of smoked wings at Broken Barrel Tavern.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4698) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Keg somewhere in Asheville. Copper pour with a tiny head. Honey oat bar nose. Toasted bread, some roasted chestnuts. Taste is similar earthy, toasty. Caramel malt, toffee-dipped apples. Sticky toffee pudding. Toasted oat bran cereal. Medium body, soft carbonation. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2010) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Clear mahogany with a pale khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of mildly roasted malt, nuts and caramel. Taste of lots of nuttiness, mild roasted malt and caramel. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1984) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to Danny. Pours with bright clarity, brown in color, minimal white head. Nose is dusty and reminds me of Munich malt. Some bread crust notes as well. Taste is slightly roasty up front with some slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little thin, Otherwise, a very enjoyable brown ale.

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