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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,162 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,162
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 79
Gots: 166 | 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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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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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

This is a brilliant use of malt. Malty grain sweetness with some hops at the end. A new favorite for sure. Smuttynose is a class act.

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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,162 ratings.