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:
#6,299
Reviews:
984
Ratings:
2,720
pDev:
10.94%
Bros Score:
4.39
 
 
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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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12 ounce bottle, the stamp on the bottle is smudged but it says it's best before some time in February 2012. Bought it as part of a mixed 6 pack at a local Kroger. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with a half inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good enough. Aroma is nice and malty, the brew smells like bready and caramel malt, nuts, bittersweet chocolate and toffee. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also a bit of dark fruit flavors noticeable (cherries, raisins). Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and coating with good carbonation. I think this is a good overall brown ale, I'd buy this again in the future. I liked it.

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