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RATINGS: 1152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
periwinkle1239 (1) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2005 does not count
Like the chocolate flavor. Also has a nice aftertaste with a liittle bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2005
Pours borwn like syrup. The brown is a given. The head has a good lacing which looks typical of the Smutty Nose beers. The aroma is very malty with chocolate and dark fruits. The taste was very sweet, buit a bit too sugery for my taste. This was fine though and good for a session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2005
Cherry brown pour supporting a nice beige head. Sweet aroma of chocolate, malt & spices (cinnamon?) but not in a "Holiday Ale" sort of way. Nice and well balanced flavors of light toffee, chocolate, and a little coffee riding a rounded sweet malt backbone with some hop bitterness creeping in at the back of the tongue. Finish was very satisfying, medium-long, sweet and clean. This is a nice Brown Ale which goes down smoothly and leaves you wanting another right away.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Pours brown with a light brown generous head that sticks around. Taste is malty with fruit and cherries present. An excellent example from an excellent brewer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2005
A nice amber brown ale with a full aroma of spices. The taste has a maltiness that is pleasing. The hoppiness comes through on the back of the palate. A really good beer for hanging with friends.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reid (2302) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Comes ina 12 oz brown long neck. Very nice ale to look at chesnut brown with a gorgeous tan head..that recedes to leave large splotches of lace. Very nice milk chocolate malty aroma to this one Very very tasty and well balanced beer..hints of clotted cream,cocoa,milk chocolate, residual sweetness of raspberrys,small hop kick at the end,long lingering chocolatyness. Wonderfully creamy and smooth on the palate..great stuff. Exceptionally drinkable , a remarkable brown ale. Another excellent choice from Jah Noth

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Decent brown ale that mixes some hoppiness with some sweetness. Perhaps a little too fizzy at points near the end. A good solid ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Bottle. Good aroma. Piney hops, malty and a touch of caramel. Good, balanced flavor. Some bitter hoppiness balanced out with the malty sweetness. Throw in some hazelnut, brown sugar and chocolate, and it’s pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
Nice balance of malt and bitter. Nicely drinkable. Tad of roast, chocolate malts, cocoa. Some nuts, and smooth - malts and some hops

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 Not a bad brew, but everything about it is mild - the soft malty aroma, the sweet caramel & coffee taste, the gently bitter finish. Good looking reddish-brown color. This would be a good session ale or a nice with a meal.

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