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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,132 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,132
Reviews: 905
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 75
Gots: 151 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

LGFitz2, Dec 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

morganmcd, Dec 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

GoGata, Dec 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

chippo33, Dec 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

swinker, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

dclancy, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

xacidx, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

ColdOneKev, Dec 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

DCav, Nov 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

e30todamax, Nov 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

AC-Mivsek, Nov 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

msondel, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

davidhilgen, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of stxp
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: small head, some lactic accumulation, tight lacing, small bubbles, dark amber

smell: warm malty alcohol, sweet malt, some honey

taste: malty, slight dry grain, slightly crisp, very balanced

mouthfeel: incredibly smooth, very balanced, slight bite at first, very fast finish, not too drying

overall: fantastic beer, great session beer, balanced malt and hops, clean nose

stxp, Nov 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

patsyclinebitch, Nov 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

GeoffreyM, Nov 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

gshackles, Nov 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Guinnsslvr, Nov 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Scott1970, Nov 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

jgaul79, Nov 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

RobertColianni, Nov 22, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy ice tea color with a very impressive cap that leaves a few strands behind

Smell: Caramel, nuts and roasted malt

Taste: As advertised in the aroma, caramel, nuts and roasted malt; just a vague dollop of earthy hops arrive in the middle and then fade to let the malts take over the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: At one time this would have been the bee's knees but, like that saying, those times have passed; a nice brown ale but more like your father's brown if your father was a craft beer drinker

brentk56, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

glowsun, Nov 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Jamstone714, Nov 20, 2012
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,132 ratings.