Old Brown Dog | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Old Brown DogOld Brown Dog

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

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

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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

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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

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Old Brown Dog from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 2,702 ratings
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