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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,186 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,186
Reviews: 908
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 78
Gots: 169 | 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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4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark, great looking amber/brown with a couple of fingers of head which quickly receded to a nice white lacing.

Aroma isn't anything special but is enjoyable...sweet malts, almost fruity, get a tad bit of hops in the aroma.

Flavor is wonderful, nutty, malty, sweet, lots of caramel and toffee. Very little hop presence. Very nutty at the back end in a very, very enjoyable way.

Mouth feel is pretty standard with a little bit of carbonation.

All in all a very enjoyable beer.

PatrickKellyCT, Oct 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

eawolff99, Oct 20, 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.

muffiewolf, Oct 19, 2014
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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,186 ratings.