Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale | Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Old Brown Dog AleSmuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale
BA SCORE
3.93/5
2,700 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:
#5,426
Reviews:
974
Ratings:
2,700
pDev:
10.94%
Bros Score:
4.39
 
 
Wants:
136
Gots:
555
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,700 |  Reviews: 974
Photo of TLA
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
3.34/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matcris
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks like a glass of strong iced tea with almost no head on an aggressive pour , and no real lacing. A little nutty, a little fruity, and a little toasty in the nose. The flavor is a nice light roasted nutty flavor, malty, toasted bread, and a bit of caramel.
Nice level of carbonation, full, but not overboard, medium thin body, and dry. No off flavors, nutty, and good carbonation. Easy drinking, here.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of antman27
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jimpyle48
3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from bottle

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Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jg24rules
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of trocketsauced
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheRock7755
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmorris15
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TomMorris
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of porters4life
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Cyrano41
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Selinsgrove2015
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of a-BeerDrinker
4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

L - caramel, hazy, almost dirty with a reddish tint
S - malty, hints of oats,bread,nuts, and very subtle spice. Maybe allspice or cinnamon
T - absolutely delicious. Smooth, creamy, and clean, yet bold and full-bodied. Bready, with a little smoke. You get a little hops in the middle, but as it dissipates, the hops do too.
F - Full at first, but fades out a bit at the end. Almost watery finish, but flavor is so good it's disguised.
O - a great selection at the right price. Would definitely buy it again - the quality is very evident.

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Photo of Egglands_Beast
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I won't just repeat the other reviews, because they're pretty spot on about the taste, look, feel, etc. It's a really tasty beer that's enjoyable to drink - I'll definitely be getting it more in the future. My only problem is that the Big Daddy flavors really only come in at the end - the first thing you get is the somewhat muted bright hoppiness. It just doesn't put its best foot forward on the palette. But this is a very slight problem ultimately.

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Photo of Beerasaurus
4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gbw5009
4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 2,700 ratings
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