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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,089 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,089
Reviews: 900
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 73
Gots: 135 | 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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DarkBeerGuy

New York

4.35/5  rDev +10.7%

Smuttynose I friggin' hate you. You make in impossible to pick your best beer. This beer has an incredible pour. The color has a great copper glow in the low level bar light. The fragrance is good and the flavor is a incredible. While most beers that are amazing on the first beer and you can't see drinking more, this is not the case with Old Brown Dog. It is a staple of the darker beer diet.

10-29-2012 21:15:49 | More by DarkBeerGuy
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance –Pours a hazy deep copper, almost brown color. Upon pouring there is a fizzy off white head that initially fades fast to leave a persistent white foam head on the brew.

Smell – The aroma is overall very light. It consists of some roasted malt, a little bit of nuttiness and light caramel aroma.

Taste – The flavor starts out an interesting blend of darker fruits, a bready flavor, as well as some caramel sweetness. As the taste advances further some roasted and nut flavors come to the tongue. As the flavor advances to the end, the bready flavors begin to fade, but some of the fruit flavors get quite a bit stronger and in the end a nice lightly roasted and sweet flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer has a moderate amount of creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both are quite nice for the roasted, dark fruit, nut and bready flavors and really enhance them.

Overall – The nice flavors, drinkability, and good smooth transitions of the brew make for a great one to go out and try (and try again).

10-29-2012 00:43:53 | More by Darkmagus82
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MH7


4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

10-28-2012 22:58:45 | More by MH7
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BklynTerp

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-26-2012 20:14:03 | More by BklynTerp
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-26-2012 14:59:04 | More by Envelopes
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JacobA58


4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-26-2012 02:58:12 | More by JacobA58
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squeakmeister

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.7%

10-25-2012 21:46:47 | More by squeakmeister
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-25-2012 04:21:03 | More by mkennedy119
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vahjzz

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-25-2012 03:39:30 | More by vahjzz
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-24-2012 20:10:27 | More by mklisz
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rangr514

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.7%

10-24-2012 03:23:38 | More by rangr514
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DanMolony


4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

10-20-2012 02:15:06 | More by DanMolony
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CoryJHarber

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-18-2012 20:53:23 | More by CoryJHarber
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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

California

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%

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.

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

10-09-2012 20:22:42 | More by TheSeeker61
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,089 ratings.