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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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Eh, a thoroughly average brown ale. Save yourselves the trouble searching for this and just pick up a newcastle instead,


3.6
floydslip (417) - 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.

2.6
jb (3345) - 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.

4
MarkSachon (1044) - 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.

3
cheap (6009) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - 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.

3.3
luttonm (6644) - 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.

3.5
ippopotamo36 (2496) - 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

2.8
CzechTex (162) - - APR 13, 2016
Bottle. MOR middle of the road, neither good nor bad. In a word, meh. Nothing special, period.

3.3
oldrtybastrd (5003) - 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.

2.6
ryrpat (381) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Average brown ale. Pours a nice light chocolate brown color with nice malt flavor. But lacks the finish I would hope for ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
oskart (60) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Clear Dark Brown appearance with a dissipating thin white head. Thick strong malt flavor, toasty, chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with a bit of carbonation. Short nice finish of chocolate and nutty malt.


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