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RATINGS: 1143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2005
another very good beer form smuttynose. It was great. A very nice tasting beer.

3
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2005
On tap, Cole’s, Buffalo. Dark brown pour, small tan head. Slight nuttiness in aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Nutty malty taste, but also stale hops present as well. Drinkable and a decent session, probably better when fresher, but nothing really stood out here. Will re-rate based on the bottle I picked up later.

3.8
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2005
A great traditional American brown ale. Easy drinking, not too bitter or hoppy really, but smooth, clean and flavorful. Brown ale is the Bud of people who like good beer. Maybe. Meaning an everyday beer that actually has taste and tastes good.

3.4
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Pours dark brown with a one-finger head. Light roasted malt aroma. Flavor is sweet and nutty, with a very faint hop bitterness on the finish. The flavor sticks to the mouth. Creamy.

5
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.

2.2
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 don’t like too much. The finish is short and a tad bit bitter.

3.8
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 that’s very pleasant.

2.9
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.

3
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.

1.2
SilkTork (5858) - 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 doesn’t. Big clash of hops and malt. Not integrated. The hops would work with pale malts, but the darker malts don’t either blend or contrast elegantly with the citric hops.


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