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RATINGS: 444   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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3.2
Beerman6686 (6607) - 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
HighlanderOne (1364) - 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.

3.5
BlackBeerPG (844) - 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
mike67 (1244) - , 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
Aggiebob (1246) - 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
RRistow12 (929) - 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
obxdude10 (2366) - 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
Westchesterco (2142) - 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
Iphonephan (7191) - 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
chinchill (5226) - 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


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