Old Brown Dog | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Old Brown DogOld Brown Dog
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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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Poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy light brown with a finger of beige head.

Big malt aromas with hints of toffee in the background with a little bit of cocoa and some slight bitter hops. Rich malty and somewhat buttery flavor with some toasted nuts and a little bit of caramel in the finish. A subtle presence of fruits also.

A little bit heavier than I would prefer on the feel with good carbonation. Overall a pretty tasty brew. I usually only end up with this one from the variety pack, but I always enjoy it.

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Old Brown Dog from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 2,720 ratings