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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,978 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,978
Reviews: 896
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 61
Gots: 91 | 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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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish Head snifter. The pour is rather light for a brown ale. It's clear and chestnut brown in color with a ruby tint. It has a nice fluffy khaki-colored head with decent retention. The nose is rather sweet. I get notes of maple syrup, fresh toast, and a hint of lemon.

The flavor is superb for this style. It's very rich and sweet without an overindulgence of hops. Lots of chewy malty flavors slide all over your palate with just enough spicy hop bitterness to balance things out. There is a faint kiss of lemony hops right at the finish. No alcohol warmth or booziness at all. A joy to drink. The feel is also superb.

This is not just an American Brown Ale, it's more like an American Scottish Ale. It's all about malt. It probably won't appeal to a lot of drinkers, but it's one of the better American Brown Ales I've had. My hat's off to a brewer who is not afraid to leave the hops alone and let the malt take the lead. Welcome to Kentucky Smuttynose!

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 23:06:49 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,978 ratings.