RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2013
brown color, aroma of roasted nuts, toast, same flavors, slight caramel and coffee notes, very watery, easy to drink

ehaak26 (748) - - JAN 6, 2018
Part of the Beer of the Month delivery. Aroma of nuts, caramel and roasted malt. Nice, if a little this

bth122 (1704) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear brown color. Full frothy head. Aroma of caramel and some nuts and some roast malt. Slick and velvety texture. Medium body. Light sweetness, Light bitterness. Slight dry and chalk ending. Average brown for me.

floydslip (428) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2017
Dark reddish-brown beer with a thin foamy off-white head. Nose of almonds, sweetened coffee, and some mildly fruity hops. Flavor is fairly dry with roasted nuts, semi-sweet cocoa, and cream soda that finishes with a mild smoky bitterness. Easy drinking, flavorful brown ale. Not too complex, but enjoyable.

jb (3449) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2017
A bit thin a bit bland, sweet, everything I'd expect from a brown. Some cola in the taste.

MarkSachon (1062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2017
12 oz bottle from Kuhn’s Market in Pittsburgh. A run-of-the-mill brown but not bad. The best thing about this beer might be the Bill Clinton quote on the label.

cheap (6204) - CHINA - DEC 24, 2016
Tap public house. Yes a darker brown brew. Mild nose. First taste is interesting dark beer attribute which has a mild personality, right up my alley. In the middle of the session this brew has a tad of dark roasted charred bitterness. Just enough to let you know its an ale. Quite good, not bad.

luttonm (6957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle in Seattle, thanks to my brother who brought it back from source. Darkest copper red-brown, small soapy head. Stale sweet. A bit past expiry unfortunately, I’ll have to revisit. Falls apart a little, sharp malt, metallic with soft creamy robust body. Solid, but not in best shape.

ippopotamo36 (2623) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle in Seattle USA. Dark Amber color, tan foam. Nose: dusty somehow, soft and unpercivable caramel. Mouth: mild sweet malts, cola a bit, bitter in a way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

CzechTex (163) - - APR 13, 2016
Bottle. MOR middle of the road, neither good nor bad. In a word, meh. Nothing special, period.

oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a deep dark golden brown color. Aromas of vanilla, brown sugar, and touches of nuts, and coffee. Flavor has a nice blend of sweetness and coffee bitter.

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