Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale | Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Old Brown Dog AleSmuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale
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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: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear though almost opaque reddish brown in color with moderate to heavy amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and garnet red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense foamy tan head that reduces to a very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer evenly with a slightly more than medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly heavier than moderate aromas of toasted and caramel malts with light to moderate amounts of sweetness and some light nuttiness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of slightly sweet toasted and caramel malts with light amounts of caramel + toffee sweetness. There is a light amount of bitterness present in the finish which does not linger for too long.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth.

O: Easy to drink and sessionable with a very enjoyable flavor.

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

A = as expected for a nice brown ale, with a respectable head.
S = Malty, lightly hopped.
T = Not hoppy at all, with a touch of malty sweetness that makes it very drinkable.
M = Medium bodied, not syrupy or too light. True to style?
O = a really good brew. One of my favorite Smuttynose offerings. It would also pair nicely with a variety of hearty foods. I will revisit this ale again.

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Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 75.8% out of 100 with 2,695 ratings
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