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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,026 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,026
Reviews: 898
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 66
Gots: 114 | 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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Twifiter

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-17-2012 02:33:17 | More by Twifiter
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tango22

Maine

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-16-2012 01:50:06 | More by tango22
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kduf

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-15-2012 21:15:38 | More by kduf
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jtd335

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-15-2012 13:36:55 | More by jtd335
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Johncnh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-14-2012 23:54:40 | More by Johncnh
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-13-2012 23:41:40 | More by rabiddawg
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reviticus


4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-13-2012 22:53:51 | More by reviticus
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anewlanguage

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

10-12-2012 23:08:33 | More by anewlanguage
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illini4x4


4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-11-2012 03:22:12 | More by illini4x4
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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-11-2012 03:03:16 | More by markgoodman10
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JustinCurtisKoch


3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark, quite dark. looks fairly heavy, nice light tan head
S: malts dominate the smell, caramel and hints of vanilla
T: smooth and subtle, what i expect from a american brown. slightly sweet for my palate, typically but enjoyable none the less. notes of hazenut possibly.
M: heavy as i expected but not too much so. definitely silky smooth
O: enjoyable beer, probably would not have more than two in one setting but would defintely order it again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2012 00:06:00 | More by JustinCurtisKoch
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TheSeeker61

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this brown ale. The appearance is a ruddy brown which pours a quarter inch head. The nose is of sweet malty, dark fruit. The taste is malty with some dark fruit in the mix. The mouthfeel is medium. Overall this is a solid brown ale and gets better as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 20:22:42 | More by TheSeeker61
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ryanpj

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-09-2012 05:51:42 | More by ryanpj
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-08-2012 01:55:43 | More by JeffTheJuice
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SamBzkr

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-07-2012 17:22:17 | More by SamBzkr
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topherius

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-06-2012 22:05:35 | More by topherius
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-04-2012 23:24:51 | More by musicman7070
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New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-04-2012 15:30:25 | More by cbord459
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cowboy83

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-03-2012 17:48:17 | More by cowboy83
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patburke36

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-01-2012 20:51:21 | More by patburke36
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

09-30-2012 21:18:14 | More by JimmyCop
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slim2043

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-30-2012 19:35:18 | More by slim2043
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CalebHiliadis

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Triglycerides

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Prestonlegal

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-29-2012 15:22:00 | More by Prestonlegal
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,026 ratings.