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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LetsGoState (866) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Appearance is medium tan head and very deep brown. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste has some nice roasted malts. Overall solid.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (22983) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle in hotel room Orlando... Sweet toffee fruit malt nose.. Soft sweet fruits.. Soft toffee fruit.. Soft sweet toffee malts.. Burnt suger roast malts

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
firemarshal (206) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle. Light brown color. Minimal head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is over the top brown sugar, cane syrup, and raisins. It was awful. Drain pour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sirzekel (64) - Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Had a million times. First time at the brewery. Good American brown. Some chocolate, and a little nutty, with an American hop design. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CObiased (447) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Can - pours a clear but dark brown with a hint of red and a medium very light tan head. The aroma is roasted nuts, toasted wheat, leather, molasses and fresh cut oak. My taste buds picked up roasted malts, cardboard, sawdust and a hint of hop. Disappointing but not awful

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kingaugusta (263) - Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Pours dark brown with a fine tan head. Nose is weak and brown sugar. Flavor is more rich at first than anticipated with a bit of brown sugar, raisins, and bread, but it fades to a tasteless finish in a big hurry. The definition of mediocre.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattShizzle (607) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle - from sampler pack. Dark brown and a bit translucent. Smell is of malt and roastiness. Good. Nice mildly roasty flavor with some maltiness. A bit overcarbonated.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scarletfire65 (1400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle at home. Deep brown, almost black pour. Huge head with a bit of lacing. Aroma is of sweet malt, cookie dough, tootsie roll. Light bodied, a tad watery, roasted nuts, toasty malt, hint of chocolate. Pretty thin. Almost no hop presence. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was of toasted malt, caramel, light grassy hops. Flavor similar, lightly metalic, toasty. Meh

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1280) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Poured from bottle. Faint malt aroma. Good lookin solid mahogany with lacing tan head. Tasting caramel malt with just the right amount of hops. Hop flavors are lager and some pine. Dry cocoa notes. Easy to drink. Well done.


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