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RATINGS: 1032   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Ahh, yes! Here's an American Brown Ale that I can enjoy. Surely it's hopped to the hilt, but nevertheless there's a pleasant malty sweet backbone that makes it all go down just so easily. Nuttiness is perhaps this beer's most noticeable feature - in fact, the nuttiness is so obvious, this should be the newbie definition of a "nutty beer" if one can't find a bottle of Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar. I'm thinking that what I like about this brew is its sweetness. Note re label: the brown dog depicted did not appear sufficiently "old".

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2003
Smells malty all the way. Dark amber color, slim white head. Taste is predominately malt, which isnt my favorite. The hops need more representation, or less for the malt. My girlfriend loves this, yet I will definately pass this up in the future.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2003
Thin, but dense creamy off white head. Light mahogany/nutty amber body. Adequate carbonation. Light caramel malt nose with some earthy hops. A nutty bitter finish. the hops come through in the long run. Sweet and well balanced. Pretty standard fare, nothing special, but a solid, drinkable brew. some dryness and cereal grains as well as a hint if milk chocolate sneak in there as well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4027) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2003
Faint chocolate malt and mild hop aroma. On tap. Unpleasant, somewhat stale and sulphurous aftertaste which spoils a nice bitttering finish. Good ruby brown color. Toasty, lightly sweet with some toffee flavors and then drying out.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
raymow (791) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2003
Not as good as I had expected. This is one of my favorite styles of beer and I was looking forward to trying it, but now that I have I don't think I'd buy it again. Not terrible - but definitely nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2003
Clear, brown with a bead of pearl type head. Nutty and Sweet flavor. Some bitterness on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2003
slight nutty aroma, cloudy brown, watery, some nuttiness, hoppy finish, chalky mouthfeel on the finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2004 deep brown. Slightly sweet aroma. Little carbonation. Slightly sweet with ? faint hint of cherries at the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1209) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2003
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 Most likely a bad bottle. Sweet aroma, but there was practically no carbonation and the taste was sour and unpleasant. I'll have to give it another shot sometime. Re-rate: Sweet malt flavor with a mild bitterness. Nice brown/garnet body. Little head formation. Much better than my previous attempt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2003
No shame in this brown ale. This is without a doubt in the English style--light and mild. I would say this is my favorite example of that style. Remarkable clarity in its copper body, with the slightest bead of head. Nutty and pleasantly sweet flavor. Finish is surprisingly long, and sweet and dry by turns. Very good, I should say.


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