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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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3.4
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Drank a ton of these watching the Steelers lose me money the other night. For a darker beer, it’s surprisingly lean; on the other hand, it’s flavor, as the name suggests, is a bit sweet. I’m just glad Sweetwater finally made it out of Atlanta to the ’Ham.

2.6
hotstuff (5233) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle. Small, ivory fizzy head that mostly diminished, lacked lacing, transparent, visible carbonation, and a red brown hue. Nose was malty sweet, caramel and nutty. Flavor was malty sweet, caramel, nutty, watery thin. Mouthfeel was smooth and watery. Light body.

2.9
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2006
This is headache in a bottle. I never had a good morning experience with this beer. Not one of the finer American Brown Ales.

3.1
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2006
12 oz bottle, vis BA dano213. Pours a clear rusty brown colored body under a foamy off-white head that had decent retention. Aroma is of sweet maltiness with a good dose of nuttiness as well. Some lesser notes of chocolate malt. Flavor is fairly light and pedestrian, as is usually the case with Brown Ales. Nutty and chocolaty with a light graininess and a touch of bitterness to balance things out. Mouthfeel is light bodied, watery in texture, and had quite a bit of fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was just an average to slightly below average Brown Ale. The best thing they could do is work on the thin fizzy mouthfeel.

3.4
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2006
On draft at the Atlanta airport TGIFridays, this had deep coffee-brown color and malty sweet aroma like brown sugar and nuts. Taste also malty and nutty with toffee flavor and a light palate, not too sweet, with understated hops in the background tempering the sweetness. I really enjoyed it.

3.2
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Dirt drown pour on a dark table but held up to the light it is a deep deep amber. An aroma of caramel and nuts. A nice flavor of caramel malt and nuts with a hint of bitter at the end. Just an odd flavor/aroma when you first pull the glass away. I had this beer at about 55* it had a smooth mouthfeel and light carbonation on the palate. Except for the little off tinge at the sip a damn fine beer.

3.4
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2006
12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. It’s brown alright and when held up to a sunlit window I could detect some reddish notes. The head was tan and thin (1/4 inch) and diminished quickly. No lacing was left on the glass. The aroma was very malty with hints of brown sugar and molasses. The taste is a bit when compared to the aroma. Oh, the taste has the malts, but I was expecting a really sickly sweet brew. I’m happy to report that was not the case. Turns out to be somewhat refreshing and surprisingly light on the palate.

3.3
User37895 (3042) - - JUN 11, 2006
Poured a clear amber brown color with a nice initial head that sustained itself quite well. Lacing was decent, also. The aroma was of nuts and not much else. The flavor was dark malts, some caramel, and some nuts. Mouthfeel was light and thin for the style and this was lacking complexity. But, it was decent at the same time. Very drinkable.

4.4
WarFockewulf (21) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2006
A great Brown Ale. Nice color with that malty smoothness and just the right hint of hops.

2.9
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Pours to a bright copper color with a hint of red, medium white head, and minimal lacing. Okay aroma of malty nuts and honey. Flavor somewhat on the toffee side, and this beer ahd a little bit of a bitter finish. Not bad for a brown ale, which I’m not a real fan of.


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