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RATINGS: 1162   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2005
Cask (GBBF): Muddy brown colour. Earthy hop aroma with some nutty caramel notes. Sweet nutty caramel flavour. medium bodied and quite nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 16, 2005
I really wanted to like this more than I did. In fact the flavors are quite good, I just felt this was a bit too watery. Hop and malt flavors are nice with a caramel bite this has. Besides the watery-ness its a pretty good brown.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
Clear brown color with a thin offwhite head. Aroma of nuts and malt. Mild flavor of nuts and malt. Light body, watery texture, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
stef92 (128) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2005
DRAFT Nice aromatic brown ale. moderate brown color w/ creamy head. Nutty, chocolately taste. Very smooth with nice hoppy balance. Would definitely recommend.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2005
[email protected] 05. Not too bad, malty and sweetish to start. Nutty for sure, with touches of caramel. Some aroamtic hops in the finish give it another dimension. Some subtle lychee. A very pleasant brown ale, in the American style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4408) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
On tap at GBBF 05. A bit warm and flat looking by the time I arrived, but even so. Nice enough nutty ale. Some warm choc, with a little bit of sweet hop to finish. Alright.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11612) - Sborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2005
Draught @ GBBF 2005: Dark amber coloured. Light brown head. Caramel and flowers in the aroma. Flarvour is floral, hoppy and herbal. Has a somewhat dusty bitterness in the end. Is quite fresh. Me like.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense GBBF 2005. A muddy mid brown coloured beer with some caramel and good US hop on the nose. The taste is fruity nutty and hoppy. Definitely a US brown and quite drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17574) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
Cask at GBBF Mid brown colour, some caramel malt and some good hop. This is a pretty good example of this style of beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2653) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Continuing my dog beer spree. Pours a fairly clear (but not NewCastle clear) brown body with a nice head. Aroma is mostly nutty but also earthy. Flavor is nutty with caramel. Finishes sweet with minimal hop bitterness. Solid.


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