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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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackBeerPG (534) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2015
taste of caramel malts, nutty, on the sweet side. Mahogany and clear. Toffee nose, medium full body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (1170) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours brown with tall, long lasting, fluffy, off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is bready malt, toffee, plums and hint of herbal hops. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and dry. I could drink this a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (1046) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with a tan top and nice lacing. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma with sweet taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RRistow12 (806) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Tasted from draft. Pours a clear dark ruby brown with off white head. Aroma is nutty, caramel and a little coffee. Taste is moderately sweet with nutty and earthy flavors. Some caramel and cracker notes. Pretty good brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2306) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Decent brown ale part of a sampler pack. Deep brown color with a slight ruby hue. Sufficient dark tan head with good lacing left around the glass. Nice full of sweet malts, caramel, chocolate and light hops. More of the hops show through in the flavors, but the chocolate and sweet maltiness dominate. More caramel, chocolate, bread and yeasty notes show in the flavors as well.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Westchesterco (1964) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2015
From bottle it is a clear dark amber color with a tan head. The Aroma is of nutty and it has a thin ale flavor that had a sweet fruity finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6719) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear cola brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted nuts. Flavors of dank earthy fruit. Crisp finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4747) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Nutty aroma clear brown pour tan head. Nutty light toast muffin flavor. Nice tight bubbles. Enjoyable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bcoble003 (290) - Jblm, Washington, 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


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