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Sweet Magnolia Brown - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Sweet Magnolia Brown
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6 Ratings
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 15.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.13% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-03-2005)
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -10%

kylehay2004, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of ncstephen
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

ncstephen, May 21, 2012
Photo of changeup45
3.03/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Dark beer that pours a small head but leaves quite a bit of lace. There is a reason they call this Sweet Magnolia. Wow was it sweet. Too sweet, I felt that it needed a bit of a kick of something else (although the alcohol content was not low). It was a decent beer but I got halfway through the beer and thought I was drinking a soft drink. Well not really but I think you get the point.

changeup45, Aug 23, 2008
Photo of mikesgroove
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep hazelnut brown, witha smallish off white head, decent retention and a good amount of residual lace. Smell was roasted caramel and a bit of english hops. Nice decent flavor, a bit thin, but very nicely balanced and rounded out with the hop profile leaving a somewhat dry finish. Overall this was fairly decent and a very nice offering from them. Seems this place gets a bit better with their darker beers.

mikesgroove, Jun 18, 2007
Photo of Backer2004
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 2004, put on wrong restaurant:

Brown in color with a medium body, Sweet Magnolia has a floral hop aroma created by Mt. Hood hops. A sweet, malty flavor is rendered by Crystal and Chocolate malts from the United Kingdom. Sweet Magnolia Brown won a gold medal in the 1998 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. For a brown ale, the appearance in unimopressive but the tastes makes up for it.

Backer2004, Sep 25, 2006
Photo of brentk56
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This review pertains to a cask-conditioned version of the Brown Ale.

Appearance: Although milk chocolate brown colored, looked very much like a stout, with the slowly forming head that starts about 2/3 of the way down the glass and then condenses and settles to about a 3 finger head. Great head retention and lacing.

Smell: Lots of caramel malt overtones with a touch of dark fruit, nuts and cola

Taste: Full-flavored with a rich brown ale flavors - a bit of chocolate, cola and nuts; somewhat toasted; low hops profile

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with modest carbonation

Drinkability: A supurb English Brown Ale.

brentk56, Apr 03, 2005
Sweet Magnolia Brown from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.