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Sea Dog Old Gollywobbler Brown Ale - Sea Dog Brewing Company

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Sea Dog Old Gollywobbler Brown Ale
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sea Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A traditional and true English mild session ale. A rich, malty profile is punctuated by hints of hop flavor and aroma. A complex, understated fruitiness makes the signature statement.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2002)
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Photo of puboflyons
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Sampled on tap at the Sea Dog Pub in South Portland, Maine on August 19, 2014.

Brown in color with a modest off-white head and good clarity.

Big caramel malty and nutty aromas with a yeast sensation. Could be Ringwood. That is what it reminds me of.

Medium to above medium body.

Otherwise this is a fairly typical sweet malty and nutty brown ale.

puboflyons, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Anvilfarm
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Anvilfarm, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

AMCPhD, Feb 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Amgarnier, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Enriquehopnog, Nov 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Phramboise, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

kylehay2004, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

cnwillis31, Jul 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Sinnian, Jul 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

beernads, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

hockeypuck, Jun 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +41.2%

DuffDaddy, May 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

tfsimpkins, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
2.99/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a light, clear, brown coloring with only a thin, filmy, clingy white surface coating. Aromas of very sweet nut and toffee, with a slight roasting. Flavors are a bit watery, with a roasty, nutty sweet backbone and a touch of chocolate on the tail end. Sweet, light aftertaste with a slightly cloying finish.

GarthDanielson, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

sweisel80, Jan 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ale207, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of The_Astridhaze
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

The_Astridhaze, Aug 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

rderedin, Jul 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap at the pub in Northborough.

Very light fizzy head, since they filled the pint glass to the brim! Lighter auburn toasty brown color.

Nose is light, touch of brownish malts, hint of toasty red malts, some light bittering earthy hops.

taste has light toasty brown malts, light syrupy flavor like extract, some caramel, bit of sticky syrupy malts and toasty red malts, hint of dark porter like roast even. Then bitter hops kick in, earthy slight herbal hops, decent bitterness. Finishes drier but still slightly sweet and sticky, fairly bitter on the immediate finish bit that fades quickly, and some brown caramel malt flavors.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, decent malts, nice hop kick, a bit of the syrupy side and maybe some extract but drinkable and tasty.

jlindros, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of spree92
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cask conditioned, served at the Bangor location. Served at room temperature. The dense cloudines slowly rises into the head until it was clear. Light brown/heavy copper in color. Full lacing was left through the whole glass. A small aroma if toffee malts. The toasted malts appear again in the taste as well as some grains. Finished with a small hop character. Very creamy beer, has no carbonation. This reminded me of Kilkenny as I was consuming. A decent beer that may have been made slightly better from the cask.

spree92, May 16, 2011
Photo of SnowGoon99
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served at the Bangor location into a mixer glass.

Pours a light brown with hints of amber and orange. Very thin layer of head that fades quickly. Aroma has some toasty and roasty notes with hints of caramel. Pretty standard for a brown.

Taste is more like a toasty pale ale. I think this would be more of a mild ale than a brown ale. I think they were going for more of a Northern English brown as apposed to Southern English due to the nuttiness in the flavor. Unfortunately this nuttiness is not very apparent and i wish it would've stood out more. Very thin body which you would expect of a mild ale but a brown should have a little bit more to it. Just really misses the mark there. Still a drinkable beer. I don't think i would've ordered another but i didn't feel the need to pour it out.

Overall an ok beer. It's not terrible but not great. Could've done a lot better with it especially in the recipe and in the mash. Fermentation was ok but it doesn't really need to show up in this style. Another miss by Sea Dog.

SnowGoon99, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of WesWes
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark amber/brown color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry roasted scent that boasts of pale and special roast malts. The taste is decent. It has a quaffable, dry roasted flavor. It's light and simplistic, but highly drinkable. There is a bit of esters in the finish, but not much in the way of caramel sweetness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an above average brown ale. There really isn't much else to say.

WesWes, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of bishopdc0
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a malty but slightly nutty brown. This beer has a malty and buttery aroma. The beer is amber with a thick head and good lacing. The taste starts sweet and becomes nutty with no bitterness. This is a smooth and good all around brown (sorry for the rhyming).

bishopdc0, Feb 16, 2010
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Sea Dog Old Gollywobbler Brown Ale from Sea Dog Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.