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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog AleSmuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale

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very good

2,302 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,302
Reviews: 924
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 93
Gots: 223 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-07-1998

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
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip; best by date of June, 2012. Mostly clear, light brown body with substantial red hue. Dense two-finger tan head that has good retention and leaves nice lacing.

The aroma starts off sweet but quickly jumps to a light, roasted malt note. There is a bit of spice coming through and just a hint of chocolate.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, but features much more of the roasted malt, although it is not "heavy." Light notes of spice, toffee, and hops make an appearance as well. Tastes like a light porter to me.

Medium mouthfeel and very enjoyable. One of the better brown ales I've had.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,302 ratings.