1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog AleSmuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,301 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,301
Reviews: 923
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,301 | Reviews: 923 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of HattedClassic
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Ant4711
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of adamhand
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Tattooedirish1
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of juliendesrochers
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Herky21
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Curloftheburl
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of SportsandJorts
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: a reddish brown. about half way between opaque and clear. a small tannish head that leaves a lacing

Smell: nutty, lighter roasted malts, sweet

Taste: light roasted malts, earthy hops, something sweet that i can't quite nail down, and some nuttiness on the back side

Mouthfeel: finish sweet but leaves the hoppy resin behind

Overall: a tasty and slight complex brown ale. good first try from smuttynose, will definitely be going back for more

Photo of DaveR514
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of HBBJ
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Deep copper color. Very clear. Effervescent like a soda. Medium-sized head fades to a thin layer of creamy foam. A slight amount of lacing.

Smell: Rich, malty aroma, with notes of butter caramel. A bit of toasted malt and fruitiness. Very fresh smelling, like it was just poured from a new keg.

Taste: Nice caramel malt flavor, with a good backbone of bitterness. Some nuttiness. Long, pleasant aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, smooth, tongue-coating, with just a bit of a prickle, and a touch of alcohol burn.

Overall: A tasty, well-made brew with no detectable defects. If it were me brewing it, I would to kick in some (more?) chocolate malt to up the flavor, and darken the color. Definitely for those who favor malt over hops (I favor both, depending on the occasion). One could drink too many of these, as it doesn't taste like a beer with 6.7% ABV.

Photo of DanGeo
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of PatGreer
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of sgregory
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Proclarush
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of bubba6000
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of nstroup
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of erialbill
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of irs
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of JT99125
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,301 ratings.