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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Pours a darkish red/brown color with a beige head. Aroma is all malt and molasses. Not usually my favorite style of ale but this is one of the best tasting brown I’ve had. Huge malt backbone with a sweet carmel and nut flavor. A little hop flavor in the finish. Pretty smooth, too.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lamas (1570) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Bottle. Brewed and bottled: 02/05. Dark amber pour with a thick light-khaki head that leaves some good lacing. Sour aroma of nuts, malts and old garbage or farts. Thankfully, it tastes much better than it smells. Copious amounts of roasty, nutty malts and a bit of a bitter hoppy finish. Some cocoa and hints of chocolate are present. The finish is too sour though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Out of a bottle fills the glass with dark amber/brown, quickly dissolving white head laced nicely. Taste was ok but nothing too extroardinary, nutty flavor maybe a hint of caramel. Easy drinking but nothing outstanding. Would drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Great beer that definitely benefits from a serving temp of higher than 50 degrees. Great malt flavors balanced with a deft inclusion of just the right amount of hops. Solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pours a dark reddish-brown with a tiny tan head. Smell is very very malty. Almost a sour malt. Taste hits with a sour, rich malt. Big malt. Lightly hoppy finish. Tangy caramel and molasses undertones. Milk chocolate flavors as it warms. Full bodied with a hoppy aftertaste. Damn good brown ale. If you like malty brews, this is a good one to seek out. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 2, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 The pour was a reddish brown color with a tan head that held up well and laced the glass on the way down. The aroma is malted hops with a very complex taste that went from sweet to hoppy to nutty to bitter on the palate. The finish was dry and nutty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Aroma is overwhelmingly malts with some nutty tones to it. Pour is cludy reddish-brown with a tawny head. Taste is sweet, sweet, sweet! Not a fruity sweetness but more like eating a lump of brown sugar or some maple syrup. Finish is slightly bitter, but more like biting into a dark chocolate bar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2005
bottle. poured a reddish-brown, mahogany color with a tan head. after drinking so many stouts and porters lately, the flavors seem rather mild and subdued. however I did detect hints of bittersweet malt and a slightly tangey kind of hoppy finish. I just got done mowing the yard and drank this so fast, it must have been good, right. Thanks to Rich for this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerseer (51) - Lewiston, Maine, USA - APR 27, 2005
(bottle) Pours golden-brown, and appears a truly deep mahogany in the glass. Head is small initially, off-white, and diminishes quickly. Aroma is malty, a little like roasted nuts, and smells a touch like alcohol as well. Flavor is bold and very nice: initially a little sweet, it ends bitter with a dry, crisp roasted nuttiness. Sweetness increases pleasently as the beer warms. Medium bodied and clean on the palate. Overall refreshing, a keeper to come back to.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2005
This was a pretty decent beer. Nothing spectacular but then again, this isn’t my favorite style.

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