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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,223 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,223
Reviews: 909
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 82
Gots: 179 | FT: 3
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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3/5  rDev -23.7%

erlenmeyer, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

FirstBrewsoon, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

QuantumPint, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

keenan41, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

hoppymcgee, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Dope, Jan 06, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49.1%

livewire05, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Daniel9913, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

disemgrowler, Jan 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

BigTunaHaircut, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

smithmd4, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Bendurgin
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy light brown with a finger of beige head.

Big malt aromas with hints of toffee in the background with a little bit of cocoa and some slight bitter hops. Rich malty and somewhat buttery flavor with some toasted nuts and a little bit of caramel in the finish. A subtle presence of fruits also.

A little bit heavier than I would prefer on the feel with good carbonation. Overall a pretty tasty brew. I usually only end up with this one from the variety pack, but I always enjoy it.

Bendurgin, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

JohnSlaney, Jan 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

AWS2111, Jan 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

gekster, Jan 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

JAHMUR, Jan 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

StretchZep, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

damuts222, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

dmmcgove, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

InfernalPotato, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

PearlyGates, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

montauk7, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, the stamp on the bottle is smudged but it says it's best before some time in February 2012. Bought it as part of a mixed 6 pack at a local Kroger. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with a half inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good enough. Aroma is nice and malty, the brew smells like bready and caramel malt, nuts, bittersweet chocolate and toffee. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also a bit of dark fruit flavors noticeable (cherries, raisins). Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and coating with good carbonation. I think this is a good overall brown ale, I'd buy this again in the future. I liked it.

bluejacket74, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

buckyp, Dec 29, 2011
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,223 ratings.