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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.


2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 19, 2003
Reddish brown color, just like the dog on the bottle. Barely any head, just an odd bubble here and there. Smells of mild hops, apple cider and cinnamon. Taste caught me by surprise: chocolate malt/coffee palate after smelling fruit. Weird. Aftertaste is grapefruit-hoppy, turning watery with hints of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2003
Cool label. i don't like dogs much but this works very well. The beer's cool too. brownish color (duh) with virtually no head. Malty aroma that continues deeply in the flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2003
Light brown/orange. Little head, no lace. Nose of malted barley, slight caramel, hint of chocolate and hope. Nice medium body, lots of malted barley character and zingy hops. Dry lasting finish. A decent brown, I had a little too cold I think so it deserves a re-rate one day.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Nice dark colored beer with a good head that lasts. Nice mildly malty and hoppy aroma. Good malty taste with just the right hop presence. Nice finish. Good all round beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Sweet and slightly fruity. Good ale with a nice hops bite at the end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4923) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2003
Dark brown colour with a very thin head. The smell was pretty subtle, but somewhat hoppy. The taste was a great mix of malt and hops but not too much else to the beer. Medium-bodied and average all around, this beer is decent for the style, but nothing spectacular. Tasted at MacGregor's in Rochester, New York.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfcjenn (30) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2003
tasty brown ale with hints of nutty goodness. dark amber in color with a thin, cream colored head. mild chocolate nose leads to a malty mouthful of flavor. yummm!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2003
This brown ale was a little too heavily hopped for the style, although it was still very good. It had a nice malty, chewy, nutty taste to it. Come to think of it, this beer might not have been as interesting without the high hop presence. I would definitely try this again.

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.


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