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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,015 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,015
Reviews: 897
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 65
Gots: 103 | 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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Dat

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.7%

08-23-2012 19:20:19 | More by Dat
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best Before 11/08/12

A: Pours a solid mahogany color with a fingers worth go head that recedes to a thin cap of lace that lasts for the entirety of the beer

S: Lightly toasted malts along with hints of fruit and very light hops. On the mild side for sure

T: Starts off with the nice lightly toasted malts that give a nice bready graininess. Raisin, dates, and fig come through as well, adding to the earthiness of the hops. Alcohol is hidden extremely well

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice and smooth, easy to drink

O: Very mild and restrained, but in a good way. The true strength of this brew is very well hidden and leaves the flavor in its invisible wake. A very good brown

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 01:45:27 | More by BEERMILER12
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mikerems

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-23-2012 01:14:39 | More by mikerems
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

08-21-2012 17:25:42 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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FroggieG

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-21-2012 15:31:42 | More by FroggieG
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Illos

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-21-2012 07:11:20 | More by Illos
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SouljaSaia17

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is in fact, my first Smuttynose as I tend to judge a book by its cover. But I chose to switch it up tonight and drink some unknowns!

A: This beer pours a dark copper color with a mocha creamed 2 inch head that stays around.

S: According to other reviews, I will agree that the smell is faint. I do get some roasted malts, a little toffee, some caramel and a chestnut sense.

T: Flavor starts out with caramel, toffee and some dark chocolate notes. Also has a hint of honey, roasted malts and some type of roasted, darkened nut flavor.

M: The mouth is very creamy and smooth. Like a cross between a porter and a brown ale with some stout characteristics.

O: For a beer which label doesnt present it as much, this beer is really good. Lots of malt and roast flavors that are complimented by sweet tooth ingredients. Would seek this out again!

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 06:28:25 | More by SouljaSaia17
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bicyclesnbeer

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -30%

08-19-2012 13:46:45 | More by bicyclesnbeer
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NateMac13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-17-2012 14:41:21 | More by NateMac13
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MikieV

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-17-2012 02:46:14 | More by MikieV
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MrIncognito

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured from a 12oz bottle, left a 2-finger beige head with a sturdy pour beneath a dark brown/mahogony body. Minimal carbonation on the glass.

S - Very faint aromas at first but they eminated more and become more pronounced as the beer warmed in my hands. Smell is mildly sweet and malty and I catch the Munich malts for sure. A tad bit of spicy alcohol, prunes, cinnamon.

T & M - This beer had way more complexities than I expected. Lots of great spice flavor: cinnamon, cayenne pepper, brown sugar. The alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering. It comes in as a spicy note to keep sweetness at bay. Definitely tasting chocolate and Munich malts. Not much hop presence to note.

O - I really liked this brown ale. I think my favorite one to date

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 12:18:24 | More by MrIncognito
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PGVG

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-14-2012 02:43:03 | More by PGVG
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Rss13


4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

08-13-2012 16:59:43 | More by Rss13
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Packman4IL

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-13-2012 03:00:07 | More by Packman4IL
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LibrariansLoveBEER

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-13-2012 00:44:16 | More by LibrariansLoveBEER
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brbrocc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-12-2012 23:05:38 | More by brbrocc
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papacrowe


3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-12-2012 19:00:38 | More by papacrowe
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gregu2

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-11-2012 02:52:05 | More by gregu2
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bpboland


3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-10-2012 22:02:19 | More by bpboland
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JasErwin


2/5  rDev -49.1%

08-10-2012 04:09:49 | More by JasErwin
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-09-2012 10:40:50 | More by Troville1990
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Sco

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-06-2012 21:21:49 | More by Sco
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mh198


4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

08-06-2012 03:07:28 | More by mh198
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-05-2012 03:00:27 | More by mattparsons
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-02-2012 22:42:12 | More by WDJersey
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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