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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,008 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,008
Reviews: 896
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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jb413

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4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Drank outside, straight from bottle. Love the bottle label however.

S - Wasn't crazy about the nose. Had a bit of hop aroma as well as some grainy malt scent, however I also got an off-putting sourness that made me a bit wary of trying this beer. Perhaps had something to do with having it from the bottle?

T - Luckily, this beer impressed me. A nice malty start with some faintly sweet and caramel flavor leading smoothly into a slightly bitter and clean finish. Nice balance and some complexity.

MF - Medium-bodied, carbonation was ample, and had a smooth feel with a good drinkability. The 6.5% ABV is hidden a touch.

O - Nice brown ale with a an equally good taste and mouthfeel. Wouldn't hesitate to purchase a six. Went well on a chilly November night but I could see this working year round.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 06:31:47 | More by jb413
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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,008 ratings.