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RATINGS: 1155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.
Old Brown Dog has been around for many years. It was first brewed in 1988 at the Northampton Brewery. In 1989 it won a silver medal in its category (American Brown Ale) at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. It has since been retired from competition but enjoys love and respect from people all over the world.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense GBBF 2005. A muddy mid brown coloured beer with some caramel and good US hop on the nose. The taste is fruity nutty and hoppy. Definitely a US brown and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
Cask at GBBF Mid brown colour, some caramel malt and some good hop. This is a pretty good example of this style of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2607) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Continuing my dog beer spree. Pours a fairly clear (but not NewCastle clear) brown body with a nice head. Aroma is mostly nutty but also earthy. Flavor is nutty with caramel. Finishes sweet with minimal hop bitterness. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6846) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2011 A solid basic brown ale that I get a case of now and then as a change of pace. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a moderately dark brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that leaves minimal lacing. The aroma is light sweet dark malts and a bit of spicy and fruity hops. The flavor is dryish and tangy toasted caramel with faint vague fruits and a touch of wood. The finish is long, dry and has a hint of hops. Medium body. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Unfiltered again - bless you, Smuttynose. Hazy cherry chestnut in color with just a few dancing bubbles for the head. Nice whole wheat bread aroma, some caramel, unsalted cashews and lacquered cedar furniture. Flavor is chocolate covered pretzels with some surreptitious IBUs upfront. Caramel and toasty walnuts help to make it bear a bit of resemblance to the more tranquil traits of most brown ales. Chewy, nutty and tingly resonance. Maybe a tad too carbonated, but it’s no big deal. Finishes with caramel and nutty accents. Thanks for the good summer quaff, tpkenned!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUL 16, 2005
on tap at the Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell NJ. copper color, clear, and light tan short creamy head. aroma is faint sweet malt, a little grassy. body is medium to thin. flavor is light toffee malt with an earthy hop finish, quite bitter for a brown ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
Bottled. Amber coloured. Slightly malty aroma and flavour with notes of butter and tea. Rather thin and bland with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Bottle. A beautiful brown color. Nice aroma of malt. A sweet taste and a slight hoppy bite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Pours a dark amber color. Sweet roasted malts and caramel aroma carry over into the flavor and long finish. Very good brown, maybe a little sweeter and more carbonated than most.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Bottle. Pours a very deep reddish brown with very little head. Slightly sweet malty aroma, but not a whole lot there. Taste is very smooth, if not light, with mostly malts, toffee, and some caramel and nuts. Not much hops in the finish, actually quite warming. Sweet toffee flavors linger on the back of the tongue forever. I usually prefer hoppier, nuttier brown ales, but this really grew on me once the carbonation subdued and the beer warmed up a bit. Very nice.

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