Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale | Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Old Brown Dog AleSmuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale
BA SCORE
75.8%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 2,696 ratings
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog AleSmuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale
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:
#5,330
Reviews:
974
Ratings:
2,696
Liked:
2,043
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
10.94%
Alströms:
4.39
 
 
Wants:
136
Gots:
552
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,696 |  Reviews: 974
Photo of Urk1127
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Make mine a Smutty

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Photo of cdclark81
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rich brown color with a small, lasting head and great lacing. A little bit of malt on the smell but not much more for me. I'm picking up a malty, nutty flavor. Good beer.

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Photo of Poljazz22
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very well made brown ale. Very easy to drink with lots of malty mouthfeel. The choice of hops add another level of complexity to the brew that keeps you interested. Why not have another one ? They come in 6 packs!
Mine was dated best before 01/13/18 and 6.5% abv.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug: color is brown, dense, amber edges; head is light tan with fine bubbles, presents about 1/2 inch thick and lingers very well with lacing on the glass.

Smell is caramel but not overly sweet, light toast and hint of toffee and maybe some chocolate with some light earthy bitterness.

Taste is a bit sweet with caramel, toffee, and light chocolate flavors and then some nutty flavors as well.

Mouthfeel is moderate with crisper finish and bitterness, but still good full sweetness throughout.

Overall this is just a solid brown ale, on the lighter/sweeter/less bitter side of the scale but just great flavor and presence.

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Photo of BlueKurenai
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JohnnyForeign
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of itsZachShaw
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmokySignals
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djl1983
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TPZEM
4.66/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Excellent example of what a dark amber ale should aspire to be. Excellent aroma of toasted nuts and other milder flavors. Crisp, clean head with lasting retention. Tastes of toasted nuts and some barley/wheat-y goodness. Thinner than some other darker beers, but not nearly as heavy to compensate. Good flavoring added by milder hops. Definitely not an over pronounced aftertaste - much nicer than some other classic American-style ales on the market now. Not perfect, but definitely worth a high rating. Recommended for a new, easy to drink ale!

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

Photo of baldy00
3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chasegator
4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of seedyone
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Selected for it's user friendly 6.5 ABV as much as anything. Super bronze color with tight foam for a head that retreats to a sparce lacing. Aroma is malty, abov all. The taste is solid & refreshing.

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Photo of zotzot
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Appearance - chestnut/auburn body with tan head

Smell - caramel, peanut shell, toasted nuts

Taste - caramel, toffee, toasted nuts, green tea

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, caramel sweetness upfront, toasted nuttiness in the back

Overall - great example of the style, recommended

Price point - $1.79/12 oz single

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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 75.8% out of 100 with 2,696 ratings
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