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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,228 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,228
Reviews: 909
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 83
Gots: 182 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BooneBeerLover, Oct 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

A - high clarity. Amber color that's slightly in the brown side but not quite molasses. Thin wispy head that falls fast. 3

S - sweet roasted caramels and fresh wheat toast. 3.5

T - mildly sugary. Faintly roasted malts. Similar to smells. Simple but pleasant. 3.5

M - vaguely effervescent. Soda like. 3.25

O - a good simple anytime beer. 3.25

jeranbrews, Oct 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

vancean2, Oct 27, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +8.9%

paulrwelch, Oct 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Mlawrence, Oct 27, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -8.4%

AMCimpi, Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

LoudRed, Oct 26, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +20.1%

skovbasa, Oct 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

johnwetterstrand, Oct 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

PaleAleWalt, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of ArrogantB
3.24/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from a mixed twelve pack. Borwn color, good head. Aorma was malt, flavor was a malty brown ale. Not much to say about this one except that its easy to drink but sort of average.

ArrogantB, Oct 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

LouieBreschi, Oct 25, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

ScotB260, Oct 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

tatarwj, Oct 24, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%

tbryan5, Oct 23, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -16%

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

Ciocanelu, Oct 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

DOCRW, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of PatrickKellyCT
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%

Phoodcritic, Oct 20, 2014
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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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4.28/5  rDev +8.9%

flr0605, Oct 19, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +16%

Tjizzel, Oct 18, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -4.3%

Rcaisse, Oct 18, 2014
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,228 ratings.