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RATINGS: 1152   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rafalski (6) - annandale, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2005 does not count
one of the best browns i have had in quite some time. drinks beautifully on tap, and still has quite some flavor straight out of the bottle. great flavor with tons of aroma.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
victory4life (1) - Washington DC, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2010 does not count
This has got to be the best American Brown ale I have had. Excellent balance with slight roasted nut flavors, body is excellent with a deep ruby/brown color.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Nice beer to drink at this time of the year, autumn. Malty and sweet. Brown colored. Its a well balanced hoppy ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JdoubleyouS (82) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Dark brown, moderate head, yeasty aroma. The flavor is lightly sweet with a pinch of hops. Great beer.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2002
Just enough subtle hops to keep this brown from being too sweet, which bugs me about other browns. Nice balanced beer, probably my favorite brown ale. Next time I’m in Portland I’m going to make a point to hit up this brewery!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Excellent brown ale with good balance of flavor and richness. Very consistent and without flaws.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Pours copper brown with light haze and a stubborn, full head of foam. Lace coats the glass. Nose is sweet toasted malt, toffee, nutty with a touch of chocolate. Has some herbal hops in back, lightly fruity that give a touch of earth. Taste is rich malt and lightly sweet. Velvety smooth and buttery biscuit with subtle, herbal dark fruits. Hops show up mid palate with some bitter, fade quickly and the malt opens up with some roast and coffee. There’s a malt dryness and a slight alcohol dryness that’s stately yet devil may care. Aftertaste is lightly sweet and bready. This is a very original brown ale with a rousing and robust malt character. Fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Oginme (54) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle: pours clear medium red-brown with nice white head. Aroma is caramel with hint of floral, herbal scent. Taste is slightly sweet and bready with taste of caramel, raisins, and toffee. Ends clean with a nice matching hop spiciness and slight citrus notes. medium bodied, moderate carbonation, easy drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (3628) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Nice to be finding some old Shuttle beers. Reviewed by notes. This was poured into a pint glass several times and mugs several times. The only I could ever find was the head always seems to last longer in the mug. Don’t ask me why- I didn’t make it. Here goes. The appearance was the obvious color -- uh brown right (insert sarcastic wink here). There’s a decently smooth one finger white to off white foamy head that really takes its time to settle into the beer. The lacing left in the wake of the dieing head is somewhat foamy. The smell was always magical for a brown ale as some light nutty caramel and toffee malts danced around specks of a roasty sort of chocolate malts. The taste was mainly sweet and roasty allowing the nuts to maintain a decently healthy flavoring arousing my taste buds to waken to pure brown ale bliss. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a superb sessionability about it. To make a beer this dark and still be as sessionable as it is shows much respect to the brewer. I have always loved how gently this rolls across my mouth and tongue. Overall, this is Smuttynose’s best in my opinion and was the Brown Ale that got me hooked on brown ales other than Bell’s. Someday, I hope to get back to the distro of this beer. Brown ale fans, this is one not to pass up.

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