RATINGS: 1166   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Pours a dark brown color with very little head. Aroma as some wheat but I can also smell some corn. Flavor is a a little bitter at first but quickly becomes sweet. Again there is some corn taste that I dont like too much. The finish is short and a tad bit bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MmmmCheese (29) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2005
A very good beer. Virtually no head but the taste is all there. Almost a creamy aftertaste thats very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Bottle from dirtymike. Thanks! Pours a medium amber, with a thin head but nice lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, with a hint of floral spices in the background. Flavor is a rush of roasted nut, particularly chestnut, followed by a rounding out of mildly biting hops. The finish ends a little flat, but otherwise, this is a nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2005
A dark amber brew with a light tan head that was made up of big bubbles and qiuckly faded. It was light bodied and sweet. Not enough hops to balance the sweetness that remained in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
SilkTork (5710) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2005
Cask @ GBBF, 2005. I love the name. A beer with a name like that should taste great. Shame it doesnt. Big clash of hops and malt. Not integrated. The hops would work with pale malts, but the darker malts dont either blend or contrast elegantly with the citric hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2006 Pours dark amber with big off-white head. Head is mostly diminishing. Aroma is caramel and nuts. Flavor is loaded with nuts and caramel malt. Medium body, smooth texture. Decent mouthfeel. lasting finish. Very nice brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2005
Cask (gravity dispense), GBBF, August 2005. Rather sludgy, mid brown appearance. From my limited experience of Brown Ales from the US, this was a rather unusual one. Although the caramel malt is there, it also has a pronounced tangy hop presence too. Otherwise, its distinctly nutty. I rather liked this, but the Im not a big fan of Brown Ales in a more traditional style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - SEP 24, 2005
(Bottle brew date 8/05) Pours a nice clear honey brown, nice biscuit head. Decent lacing. Brown sugar aroma. Bittering hops prevalent in taste and mouthfeel. Pleasant and smooth. Tastes fine but not remarkable, some brown sugar sweetness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Degarth via trade. Aroma is roasted nuts with some moderate caramel. Pours a real hazey amber with a small off-white head. Flavor is roasted nuts with some light caramel and a hint of sourness in the background. Finish has some flowery bitterness. A little watery and thin.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
MattShizzle (608) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2005
I did not like this beer. Had kind of a nasty taste to it, and I dont mean sour/infected.

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