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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog AleSmuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,019 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,019
Reviews: 897
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 66
Gots: 110 | FT: 2
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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Genuine

Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a clean pint glass.

The body was dark amber in color with a off white head that stayed for a lil bit but then dissipated, not much carbonation is noticed.

Smell - Some roasted malts, at the end I got a whiff of a scent that reminded me of Heineken. The best by date on the bottle was Mar 11, so it still should be good. Somewhat sweet smellin.

Taste - Not much in terms of flavor, as i'm used to drinking IPA's and DIPA's. Light sweetness, with some faint toffee lingering in the background. It's better to let this one warm up a bit to get the most flavor out of it. If it's cold, it'll mask everything right away. Didn't really notice the alcohol either.

Mouthfeel - Medium light. Carbonation was there, but not overpowering, but not too little either. I would say that it's appropriate for the style.

Overall - This is a good representation of the style. Not something that I'll be going back to anytime soon, but it's a decent offering from smuttynose that's an easy drinker for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 14:43:22 | More by Genuine
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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,019 ratings.