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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,090 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,090
Reviews: 901
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 73
Gots: 135 | 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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SaltofOH

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

07-28-2014 02:26:29 | More by SaltofOH
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Garypuffer

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

One of my favorite brews, I always have a few in the 'fridge to have with a steak as they go together great!

09-03-2014 01:26:30 | More by Garypuffer
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Keb7816

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-02-2014 03:41:15 | More by Keb7816
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LutherBrau

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-01-2014 15:45:35 | More by LutherBrau
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justme

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-01-2014 00:30:31 | More by justme
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

08-31-2014 20:54:07 | More by aking32753
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-29-2014 17:37:07 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Jame515

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-29-2014 16:20:09 | More by Jame515
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MTBruce


3.92/5  rDev -0.3%

08-29-2014 10:03:52 | More by MTBruce
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PSU-Man


1.16/5  rDev -70.5%

08-27-2014 21:58:29 | More by PSU-Man
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Sparty55

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-26-2014 05:25:25 | More by Sparty55
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Lance_M

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-24-2014 00:35:09 | More by Lance_M
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-23-2014 18:08:35 | More by ejimhof
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Boca-X

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-23-2014 01:34:45 | More by Boca-X
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-22-2014 08:55:07 | More by browniewithnuts
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twenteone

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-22-2014 03:41:44 | More by twenteone
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Soto

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

08-22-2014 03:22:27 | More by Soto
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

The beer pours a nice light brown with a soft white head, and smells of toasted bread and caramel. Upon tasting the beer the taste is mostly in line with the smell with some earthiness and chocolate mixed in. The mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer with nice flavors and drinkablility, but the star of this beer is the texture, which is outstanding.

08-22-2014 02:43:18 | More by wonothesane42
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diamondlie

Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev -11.5%

08-21-2014 13:10:18 | More by diamondlie
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KG710

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

08-21-2014 03:44:14 | More by KG710
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bmur112

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

08-20-2014 15:58:48 | More by bmur112
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jamis

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.7%

08-20-2014 12:27:36 | More by jamis
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Rbodacious

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-20-2014 00:15:54 | More by Rbodacious
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev -4.3%

08-19-2014 17:06:04 | More by MNBeerGeek
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WesM63

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-19-2014 02:10:18 | More by WesM63
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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,090 ratings.