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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,189 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,189
Reviews: 908
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 78
Gots: 169 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Old Brown Dog has been cited as a classic example of the “American Brown Ale” style of beer. Compared to a typical English Brown Ale, Old Brown Dog is fuller-bodied and more strongly hopped.

18 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-07-1998)
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clear reddish brown with a 1" tan head. Thin cap remains, nothing lingers on the walls of the glass.

Aroma: Caramel malts, bloody/flinty and slightly sweet. Slight hoppiness, and as it warms it gets sweeter & fruitier. Toffee.

Taste: Tart arrival, sweet across mid-palate. Roasty, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Hefty; solid & substantial. Not heavy, though. Mid-to-heavy weight. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is a great example of an American brown ale. Love the style and love the beer; nothing pedestrian about this one. Caramelly, tart, and clean. Hides 6.7% really well. On the sweeter side of the brown ale spectrum.

SaltofOH, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

JKG, Wednesday at 09:25 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

bundy462, Wednesday at 05:15 AM
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

LoganMc, Tuesday at 09:47 PM
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

dannymo24, Tuesday at 04:40 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

A - high clarity. Amber color that's slightly in the brown side but not quite molasses. Thin wispy head that falls fast. 3

S - sweet roasted caramels and fresh wheat toast. 3.5

T - mildly sugary. Faintly roasted malts. Similar to smells. Simple but pleasant. 3.5

M - vaguely effervescent. Soda like. 3.25

O - a good simple anytime beer. 3.25

jeranbrews, Monday at 09:03 PM
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

vancean2, Monday at 02:19 PM
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4.28/5  rDev +8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.6/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.72/5  rDev +20.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

PaleAleWalt, Oct 26, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from a mixed twelve pack. Borwn color, good head. Aorma was malt, flavor was a malty brown ale. Not much to say about this one except that its easy to drink but sort of average.

ArrogantB, Oct 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%

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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,189 ratings.