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RATINGS: 1153   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 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Bottle: Pours brownish red with a small off white head. Light malt aroma, sweet. Taste is moderately sweet and malty. Nice full body. Well balanced. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tobi98ab (32) - Taste of Beer, Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2005
WOW! This one just left me wanting more and more. Slight sweetness and ale texture, leaving a long lasting pleasant taste in your mouth! MORE please.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LuciferSam (5) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2005 does not count
Been a fan of this brew since I first tried it a few years back. A good beer to drink by itself with it’s undertones of coffee and slightly burnt carmel. A nice round flavor. Also I prefer their brewery tour over the mass market Red Hook one on the other side of town. Wish this and other Smuttynose brews were easier to find on the west coast when I go see friends.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2968) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
[on tap at Sunset Grill and Tap] Clear brown with a nice, elevated ring of fine bubbles that lasted. Floral hop aroma with some pleasant coffee and malt. Toffee-caramel flavour with some notes of coffee and gentle hops. Very clean finish, but a little weak. Light to medium body--not as thin as expected. Very little carbonation. I liked this beer and would definitely have it agian.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Sweet, spicy aroma. Pours a perfect medium brown with zero lacing and just the right amount of carbonation. Flavor is sweet, slightly hoppy with hints of caramel and grain. Palate comes on smooth and unfolds on the tongue with an excellent finish. I love this ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 30, 2005
pretty impressive for a stiyle im not too fond of. A nice roasted aroma sweet and spicy. Full flavored , some hops bot many different malt notes from caramel to oats. Some nutty notes too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Contrary to what you might believe, it is not recommended that you give this beer to your dog. Your dog drinks out of the toilet. In other words, give him Anheuser World Select. Seriously, this is a pretty damn good beer, deep brown like the name implies, with a great balance of malty ale flavor in the mouth and fragrant hoppiness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Pours rich nut brown with mahogany hues throughout and a tiny tan head that mostly dissipates, but does leave enough for some thin lacing. Aroma is a complex mixture of roasted caramel malts with a hay/straw blend and a bit of yeast on the nose. Some faint hops tickle your nose gently as well. Wonderful caramel malt flavor and roasted nuts mix initially then leave you with a creamy hop finish. Palate is creamy, clean and smooth. Once again, many thanks to dirtymike for this brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1820) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2004
This was a 2004 Christmas present. Modest head that did not last. Color deep reddish brown. There was not much here. Hint of hops. It was drinkable but not special.

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