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RATINGS: 1165   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
asheft (3082) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
[on tap at Sunset Grill and Tap] Clear brown with a nice, elevated ring of fine bubbles that lasted. Floral hop aroma with some pleasant coffee and malt. Toffee-caramel flavour with some notes of coffee and gentle hops. Very clean finish, but a little weak. Light to medium body--not as thin as expected. Very little carbonation. I liked this beer and would definitely have it agian.

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spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Sweet, spicy aroma. Pours a perfect medium brown with zero lacing and just the right amount of carbonation. Flavor is sweet, slightly hoppy with hints of caramel and grain. Palate comes on smooth and unfolds on the tongue with an excellent finish. I love this ale.

3.9
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 30, 2005
pretty impressive for a stiyle im not too fond of. A nice roasted aroma sweet and spicy. Full flavored , some hops bot many different malt notes from caramel to oats. Some nutty notes too.

3.6
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Contrary to what you might believe, it is not recommended that you give this beer to your dog. Your dog drinks out of the toilet. In other words, give him Anheuser World Select. Seriously, this is a pretty damn good beer, deep brown like the name implies, with a great balance of malty ale flavor in the mouth and fragrant hoppiness in the finish.

3.7
BeerandBlues2 (13322) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Pours rich nut brown with mahogany hues throughout and a tiny tan head that mostly dissipates, but does leave enough for some thin lacing. Aroma is a complex mixture of roasted caramel malts with a hay/straw blend and a bit of yeast on the nose. Some faint hops tickle your nose gently as well. Wonderful caramel malt flavor and roasted nuts mix initially then leave you with a creamy hop finish. Palate is creamy, clean and smooth. Once again, many thanks to dirtymike for this brew.

2.9
Foxbush (2029) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2004
This was a 2004 Christmas present. Modest head that did not last. Color deep reddish brown. There was not much here. Hint of hops. It was drinkable but not special.

3.2
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2004
12.19.04 12oz bottle. Yep, it’s brown. Nice aromas of caramel, coffee, lots o’nuts. Flavor is woody and full of more nuts. Sweet, but not as sweet as some browns, this one has mroe hop presence and that’s AOK. Soft and not too sticky, doesn’t let sweetness take over. Some sourness on finish similar to the Brooklyn Brown. Nice.

3.2
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2004
A little cloudy amber brown and quick dissapearing head. Nutty dark malt, a little chocolate and some light bitterness. Tastes a bit grainy, it is also nutty and somewhat sweet with a little balancing bitterness.

2.9
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Clear ;ight brown. Nutty mildly sweet aroma. Flavor is very typical of an american brown ale. Nutty, hints of earthy malt, light caramel. Medium light body, medium bitter.

3.7
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2004
This is a truely great beer. Deep nut brown, slight orange tint. Medium tan head. Full sweet roasted maltly aroma, with a little alcohol. This beer really bursts into your mouth with amazing roasted malts, caramel, spice flavors. Great balance. Sweet finish. Very good brown ale. I have yet to try Rogue HazelNut but I think these two would be close in my book.


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