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RATINGS: 1148   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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Jabah (939) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2018
Nothing really special with this one. I am finding the balance off a bit, but besides that the flavor is OK. A little rusty at first and bitter (not in the best way), but at the end the hops settles in and has a decent bitter-sweet flavor mixed in with the caramel malts. Might also be a little honey in there too. Color is about medium, not dark brown like some other brown ales. I may prefer nut browns over this though, or a Dutch Brown. There are better ones out there in this style.

3.7
Romario (3) - - JAN 31, 2018 does not count
Aroma: A hint of nuts, malty, some hop flavor, some sweet aroma and a bit of toastiness. Appearance: Brown, a bit cloudy, the head was about an inch high, tan color, receded quickly. Taste: Malt forward, a hint of hops, but they don't dominate. Some sweet taste, caramel, a bit of toffee. Palate: smooth, medium carbonation, some sweetness in the finish. Overall: Nice beer, good representation of american brown ale.

3.5
GregMooreNH (655) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Pour deep mahogany with one finger, dense head. Aroma is caramel and brown sugar. Taste is caramel, roast and a hint of clove. Finish is smooth malt. A very drinkable beer when looking to be sociable.

3
Zilverenmaan (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2017
Taste sweetish, caramel malts, lightly fruity, somewhat hoppy. Faint but pleasant, lingering hoppy aftertaste. Nothing wrong with it, tastes just too thin.

4
beern (258) - Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Pours brown with a tan head with an aroma of earthy caramel malt. Tastes of sweet caramel malt with a bread and mildly bitter hop finish. It’s medium to light bodied with moderate to lively carbonation. It’s a bit nutty.

4
angrystar (12) - - AUG 12, 2017
Caramel chestnut color, smooth drinking, hints of chocolate, caramel. Caramel chestnut color, smooth drinking, hints of chocolate, caramel. Caramel chestnut color, smooth drinking, hints of chocolate, caramel. Caramel chestnut color, smooth drinking, hints of chocolate, caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
SolarSam (147) - Interlaken, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2017
Well... It Is Brown. I was looking for more malt expression, and they talk of additional hippiness. Really? It Is brown. Don't know how old. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
bwy (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2017
A misleading taste where you expect a smokey, earthy taste and instead you get an intense sweetness. Still welcoming but confusing. Reviewed - A Brew With You, Ep. 86

3.7
gripweed57 (3224) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep reddish brown color. Small beige head. Roasted malt nose. Soft chocolate malt flavor. Long chewy malt finish.

3.8
chinchill (5595) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2017
12 oz bottle dated "best by" 3/2011 served in pint glass (from 2011 notes). Pours a dark amber with a very slight haze and a small amount of tan head. Head quickly dies to a bubbly partial coat with excellent duration. This is a rich and flavorful brown ale with a strong toasted malt base and a bit more hoppy bitterness (IBU = 15) than usual. A little earthy. Flavor is much stronger and more complex than the aroma. Some noticeable esters despite moderate ABV of 6.5%. Rather full body. Moderate carbonation.


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