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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

2,015 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,015
Reviews: 897
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 65
Gots: 103 | 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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Jason

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Semi clear amberish brown with a bubbly lace that fades slowly. Rich malty aroma with hints of butterscotch and ripe dates. Big toasted maltiness with an underlying fruitiness and buttery flavours. Tad estery with a noticeable alcohol, hops are vague a only aim to balance with virtually no flavour. Finishes with a touch of sweetness and toasted grain all over. A great brown ale to have around all the time.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2002 20:08:12 | More by Jason
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Simple label of an old brown dog ("Olive") on a 12 oz brown bottle. Freshness date clearly marked on the side.

Appearance: Ruby brown with a thin cream lace.

Smell: Malt, malt and more malt with fruit notes.

Taste: Sweet malt grain flavour, with a bitty grain mouth-feel. Very smooth with a quick sharp hop bitterness that dissipates into a slight caramel dextrin sweetness.

Notes: This is an excellent example of the use of malt. All the flavours have been pulled from the grain, creating a very full, complete and complex brew. By far one of the best brown ales produced in the US.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-1998 00:00:01 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,015 ratings.