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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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very good

2,169 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,169
Reviews: 907
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 78
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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jk3, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Gurrett, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

rab53, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

stevecooks, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Guden
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Decent colored brown with an off white small head.

S- Light sweet malt and some mild chocolate. Pretty mild overall.

T- Mmm. Light sweet caramel is followed up with earthy and roasty flavors followed by a bit of fruit and bitterness. A really good beer all the way through.

M- A moderate body and moderate carbonation balance well. Really on target with the flavor.

D- This is a really good, moderately roasty brown that I would love to have a few more of.

Guden, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

pigSTI04, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

docrates, Dec 07, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

IPAman89, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

OzmanBey, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

dsauter, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

JoeBoxer522, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of nrbw23
2.83/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a clear copper color with a tan head. Head fades pretty quick to a thin ring of bubbles. A bit of spotty lacing are here and there.

S- Smell is roasted malts, nuts everywhere, toffee and light chocolate. A bit of a herbal hop here too.

T- More nutty than the nose leads on. Roasted malts, light chocolate, toffee and a touch of coffee. A bit of hops for bitterness. Fairly blah and boring. Not really digging this one.

M- Medium in body and carbonation.

O- Not one of my favorite styles and this one is about average in every way.

nrbw23, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ROGUE16, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

VikeMan, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

mrt111590, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Medium brown and semi translucent. Very little head at all.

Smell - Very nice rich complex chocolate smell.

Taste - Really nice chocolatey malty taste balanced out with some slight hop crispness. Some roasted notes as well. One of those beers where you can just taste "quality" in the ingredients used.

Mouthfeel - Actually its slightly watery.

Overall - This is a very enjoyable, well crafted, well balanced, easy to drink ale.

bubseymour, Dec 03, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

cloudy amber brown with a buttery head that slowly fades away...

nutty malts w toffee and dates in the nose... butterscotch...

mixed nuts and lightly toasted grain... ripe dates and apricots. malts provide all the balance. hops are vaguely noticable, only when you compare to other brown ales. even a little scotch whiskey undertone. not too sure, but this is an interesting beer. I always see it at the store and never pick it up. It's comparable to Sam Smith's Nut Brown Ale, but more hops and a little heavier. It's smooth as hell and easy to drink.

i'll buy this again. it's tasty, it's refreshing, it's a nutty, toasted, ripe fruit brown ale.

LeoPanna, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Beefytits4, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

RichH55, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

SATBMan, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

blange3, Dec 01, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

barnzy78, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

bluntedboywonder, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,169 ratings.