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RATINGS: 1159   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Aroma is overwhelmingly malts with some nutty tones to it. Pour is cludy reddish-brown with a tawny head. Taste is sweet, sweet, sweet! Not a fruity sweetness but more like eating a lump of brown sugar or some maple syrup. Finish is slightly bitter, but more like biting into a dark chocolate bar.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2005
bottle. poured a reddish-brown, mahogany color with a tan head. after drinking so many stouts and porters lately, the flavors seem rather mild and subdued. however I did detect hints of bittersweet malt and a slightly tangey kind of hoppy finish. I just got done mowing the yard and drank this so fast, it must have been good, right. Thanks to Rich for this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerseer (51) - Lewiston, Maine, USA - APR 27, 2005
(bottle) Pours golden-brown, and appears a truly deep mahogany in the glass. Head is small initially, off-white, and diminishes quickly. Aroma is malty, a little like roasted nuts, and smells a touch like alcohol as well. Flavor is bold and very nice: initially a little sweet, it ends bitter with a dry, crisp roasted nuttiness. Sweetness increases pleasently as the beer warms. Medium bodied and clean on the palate. Overall refreshing, a keeper to come back to.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2005
This was a pretty decent beer. Nothing spectacular but then again, this isnt my favorite style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 17, 2005
Brewtopia 05. Poured a dark orange brown. Aroma was slight with some molasses in it. Taste was molasses, brown sugar and almost maple syrup with a decent body to hold up and balance the sweetness so it wasnt overpowering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
agl108 (1094) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Head dissipates quickly. Aroma is of caramel and chocolate. Very thin. This beer is a little too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MolsonMan (58) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2005
Pour a dark brown color. Thin body, too watery for my liking. Good tasting beer with malts and chocolate. So far I like the variety pack of smuttynose.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
periwinkle1239 (1) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2005 does not count
Like the chocolate flavor. Also has a nice aftertaste with a liittle bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2005
Pours borwn like syrup. The brown is a given. The head has a good lacing which looks typical of the Smutty Nose beers. The aroma is very malty with chocolate and dark fruits. The taste was very sweet, buit a bit too sugery for my taste. This was fine though and good for a session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2005
Cherry brown pour supporting a nice beige head. Sweet aroma of chocolate, malt & spices (cinnamon?) but not in a "Holiday Ale" sort of way. Nice and well balanced flavors of light toffee, chocolate, and a little coffee riding a rounded sweet malt backbone with some hop bitterness creeping in at the back of the tongue. Finish was very satisfying, medium-long, sweet and clean. This is a nice Brown Ale which goes down smoothly and leaves you wanting another right away.


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