Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale | Smuttynose Brewing Company

very good
2,682 Ratings
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog AleSmuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale

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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear dark amber with a faded ivory head. Head dissipates as quickly as it forms, leading to layers of lace.

Smells of buttered english muffin, apple butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, grain, and a muted herbal quality.

Taste heads for sweet, lightly toasted grain and some burnt sugar. Less fruit and more herbal notes in the flavor compared to aroma.

Fairly thin and easy drinking. Could put down several.


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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Decent colored brown with an off white small head.

S- Light sweet malt and some mild chocolate. Pretty mild overall.

T- Mmm. Light sweet caramel is followed up with earthy and roasty flavors followed by a bit of fruit and bitterness. A really good beer all the way through.

M- A moderate body and moderate carbonation balance well. Really on target with the flavor.

D- This is a really good, moderately roasty brown that I would love to have a few more of.

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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 2,682 ratings.
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