Old Brown Dog | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-07-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,900
Reviews:
984
Ratings:
2,727
pDev:
10.94%
Bros Score:
4.39
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
570
Trade:
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HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mayhewbc
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Smhill
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jprudhomme7
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottyB515
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mr-Beer
3.02/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark amber in color. Heavy and leathery and taste.

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Photo of superwho24
4.76/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Awesome. I love brown ales. One of the best I’ve had. Trail Days 2018

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Photo of pantz9
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ibanez2k
3.09/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of safphoto
3.32/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of degueulasse
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Old Brown Dog pours an amber, toffee-colored hue into the glass and has no particularly great smell, but its rich, buttery taste and its crisp, refreshing mouthfeel make it a truly delicious brew.

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Photo of bobstockwell
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Icka31
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatrickCT
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Matte brown and cloudy body. Thin wet lace slides down the glass after each sip as the one finger egg shell head dissipates in to a faint ring.
The aroma is nutty toffee, roasted malts a sweetness of honey and some grassy hops.
The taste is more caramel than toffee and there is a nice spiciness in this well hopped brown. Very well balance with a nip of alcohol.
Medium body, active carbonation. Medium mouth feel with a bit of slickness.

One of the best of it's kind. The Brownest Kind.

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Photo of Andarel
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 0Nyxee
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of APyrateAtForty
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle with a Best By date of 3/12/18 into a pilsner glass.

L - Beautiful clear, reddish brown color. Thin head that dissipated quickly with no lacing.
S- Scent of nutty malt and hints of hops
T- Sweet malt taste, a little nutty, with a balanced taste of hops at the finish
F - Feels a bit thin, a bit strong on the carbonation, maybe

Overall a good, solid beer.

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3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hombo3
3.02/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tguillette
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Loved the color but had a little overpowering smell. It is a hearty brown ale with a little aftertaste that seems to go away the more your drink. Overall a good brown ale.

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Photo of EMH73
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear reddish/brown with a well retained one inch light tan head that left a lot of lacing. Smells of sweet malts, mild nutty quality and some hops. Taste is on the sweet side with caramel notes, nuts, sweet malts, toffee, toast and a good amount of hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp.

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Photo of Karenremom
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Old Brown Dog from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 2,727 ratings