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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Savannah Brown Ale is an American brown ale crafted with a rich malt flavor, balanced by a crisp hop finish. It has aromas of roasted nuts, chocolate, and citrus. The flavors start with a blend of chocolate, caramel, and roasted nuts and follow with a balance of resinous and citrusy hops. The beer pairs well with hearty dishes. Steaks, hamburgers, and sausage are all good choices, and the hoppiness of the beer makes it particularly well suited to be served alongside game dishes. The beer also stands up to strong cheeses such as sharp cheddar, gorgonzola, blue, and (our favorite) asiago

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3.1
Ratman197 (15368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Can poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of caramel, earyhiness and light cocoa. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, earthiness and light cocoa with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

3.7
Dogbrick (13777) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2013
On draught at The Distillery in Savannah. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt and hops. Medium body with flavors of roasted nuts, sweet malt and hops. The finish is roasty with a lingering malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.5
phaleslu (10670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Draft at World of Beer in Savannah. Pours a clear deep copper color with a finger if frothy off-white head that laces heavily. Aroma of toasted malts, earthy hops, nuts, and mellow caramel. Flavor of earthy hops, caramel, toast, dust, and leaves. Finishes with a surprising amount of bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and an earthy, dry, bitter mouthfeel. Interesting brown.

3.6
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2015
12oz can, purchased 2/23/15 from Habersham in Savannah. Hazy brown red color. Finger of khaki head. Good retention. Good ridges and spread of lace. Good toasty malt, earthy hop, nuttiness, and some chocolate. Some spiciness. Nice bigger bitterness, lighter sweet. Great hop to this. Definitely a more bitter, hoppier brown ale, without trying to be a brown IPA, at least not as it’s drinking now . I dig that. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, crisp light to moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Not getting much citrus (as described in the description), but I suspect this may not be ultra-fresh. It is a bit musty, and there’s no date on the can... But it’s not ruining this beer. Pretty quaffable, complex brown ale. Great to enjoy with my sandwich.

3.5
drowland (9076) - Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
5/22/13. 12oz can from Green Truck. Brown pour with a fluffy tan head. The aroma shows seltzer water, nuttiness, and hints of caramel. Bitter flavor with roast, peanuts, and toffee. Not bad.

3.1
PorterPounder (8288) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Savannah, Ga - Piggly Wiggly - 12 oz can. Murky medium brown pour, sticky off-white head with nice lacing. Aroma has some sour notes, a touch of chocolate. Flavor improves as it warms with some chocolate notes, a touch of molasses, some brief topsoil notes. Mouthfeel has a nice chalkiness to it. Not bad.

2.3
Ernest (7820) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Can. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted/burnt nuts, unsweetened cocoa powder). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Coastal Empire is apparently doing their own canning now (this one had a sticker on it saying canned by CE in Savannah, which covered up the "brewed by Straight To Ale" printed on the can originally, and the Tybee Blonde already had the former message printed right on the can itself, presumably a fresher batch than this one), but it’s impossible for me to say if that’s good or bad since I haven’t had the Straight To Ale versions. All I can say is both are poor quality, esp. this one, which is quite sour and dirty in the mouth, and very one-dimensional in the nose. A dumper.

3.4
RobertDale (6853) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
12 ounce can. Thanks Sean! Pours brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, nuts, and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, nuts, caramel, and a touch of citrus. Nice.

3.8
Braudog (6836) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Draft at the Crystal Beer Emporium in Savannah. Funny, ’cause the guy next to me asked for something local and they gave him this ... never mind it’s brewed in Virginia. This is a dark, nutty and creamy brew, opaque and swallowing the light. It delivers with a chewy malt, semi-sweet. Quite nice drinker, ending with a sweet toffee finish. (#4702, 7/23/2012)


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