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RATINGS: 1143   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2477) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
On tap at a local pub, poured into a pint glass. A: tan amber color, nice small off white head with good retention that reduces to a lacing cap. S: mild nuttiness. Slight caramel T: sweet on the tounge, slight not of floral hop and nut. A nice example of what a brown should be. M: medium bodied, slightly chalky.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DandyWolfFloyd (987) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Aroma - roast malt Appearance - the body is mahogany, with a little fine particles. The head is around 1/2" and settles into thin layer of film. Taste - has roasted malt, some mild nuttiness, and a little sweetness overall. Palate - medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a slight tannic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malaclemys (450) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Draft pours hazy brown/red with white head. Bread, caramel, toasted coconibs. Taste is caramel, chocolate, bread crust, nut. Mid light body. Sweet finish. Pretty nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClubGonzo (5107) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper-hued brown body with a tiny off-white head. Nose is almond essence, nuts, cola nut and hints of brown bread, caramel and deep malts. Taste is caramel, burnt sugar, almond essence and hints of chocolate, cola nut and grains. Medium body and carbonation. Fair enough, but it tastes kinda stale somehow.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fellebag (1303) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2016
355ml bottle. White layer leaving. Clear dark brown color. Aroma is caramel, wooden barrels, birch sap, syrup. Taste is sweet with wood, caramel.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Splitenz (356) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2016
I had rather high hopes for this. I love a good brown ale, the unsung hero of craft beer, I wish I could find good ones more often. Now this being a Smuttynose beer, I assumed great things. But I really don’t think this lived up to its potential. Slight coffee or nut smell, it didn’t deliver all that much in the ways of taste. At 6.5 ABV I would have thought so, but there was a very watery flavour obscuring what else was here, a subdued flavour of nuts, toffee, preserved prunes and day old coffee. Had that watery flavour not been there, I’m quite sure I would have been far more pleased.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (489) - Americus, Georgia, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Tap at a pizza place. Pours hazy brown with white head. Aroma of caramel, orange and flowers. Tastes of sweet malts followed by a crisp orange aftertaste. Very sweet and and goes down smooth. A good brown ale

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (740) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2016
355 ml bottle. Cloudy brown with orange highlights and a sloppy off-white head that disappears almost completely. Caramel, orange and flowers in the nose. Rich malty taste at first beefed up by a crisp orange zest bitterness. Clean finish with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Straight ahead brown ale but well done all the same.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (4993) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2016
Tap at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier. Colour is clear brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, grain and malts. Pretty weak brown ale.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Inbreak (3871) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2016
04.02.2016, 12 oz bottle sampled @ local tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, weeds, caramel malts, grass, almond essence, sour caramel, minerals, bark. Taste is slightly sweet and harsh, weeds, caramel malts, hay, grass, sour caramel, almond essence, paper. Medium bitterness, harsh watery mouthfeel. Meh!

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloshgator (654) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog is ok but not a style standout. Clear brown pour with a fizzy head that disappears too quickly. Aroma is sweet and a bit hoppy. Taste is sweet but flat and kind of thin. Old Brown Dog is drinkable but nothing special.


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