Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale

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Type: English Brown Ale
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  • 5.70% 
  • 1441/3686 
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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.

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  • Jun 11, 2015
    malvrich (96)Rank: Beer Novice
    3.4
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    A: Crystal clear copper/mahogany. Sort of pale for a brown. No visible carbonation. Half finger of quickly dissipating head. Nice lacing though.
    S: Mild chocalate, caramel or is it toffee? Very slight roastiness. No discernible hop presence in the nose. T: Immediately roasty, chocalatey and surprisingly almost no sweetness. I dislike a lot of sweetness in beer but I miss a little of it in this style. A nice subtle hop tartness on the finish compensates nicely here though.
    M: Medium body with a good amount of finely beaded carbonation to tingle the tongue. Sticky finish but still pretty clean overall.
    O: Another good brown ale I’ve come across lately. Comparing this to Duck Rabbit Brown and slightly favoring DR due largely to a lower ABV. Very good overall though and well worth purchasing.
  • Mar 3, 2010
    BearsforBeer (11)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    4.4
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    I love this brown beer. Right up my alley as a lover of brown ales. I would drink this over a Newcastle anyday. One of my first crafts ever and still one of my favorites. Has rich caramel taste. The hops add a little bitterness to this beer, but it's mostly just malt sweetness. Well balanced, but strong flavor. I actually enjoyed it more as I let it sit. Make sure not to have it too cold.