RATINGS: 1162   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a one finger light brown shade, starting off with a rocky texture, but becoming thinner and creamier as it recedes. Some lacing is left on the glass. S: Fairly typical of a brown ale; nuttiness and chocolate are the dominant aromatic notes. I also notice a touch of fruit esters, and even some earthy hops. T: Theres an initial nuttiness on the opening. This slowly transitions to a middle of caramel and a finish of earth, marzipan, and mild pine. Not interesting, but I find that many brown ales dont fit that criteria. M: I like the creaminess at first...which turns into a less-than-desirable finishing chalkiness. On the plus side, decent dryness and carbonation makes it very easy to drink given its ABV. O: Its pretty solid. I kind of feel like saying "its not you, its me" due to the fact that its well made and well balanced, but not my thing. Brown ale fans will really like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (553) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Pours hazy cream soda brown with little head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste follows with some nice sharpness. Molasses, brown sugar and real depth of flavor. Very mild backend bitterness. Touch of hop only. Excellent brown ale. I could drink a lot of these. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ByTheirLimpin (309) - New York, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Another favorite I was disappointed to find I hadnt yet rated. On tap. Clear brown. Fine white head. Nose is roast grain, tied right to the palate. Sweet honey roasted grains, maybe a syrup tease. Perfect early winter fireside slugger. This beer never disappoints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (3309) - SPAIN - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle 33cl. @ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, Spain. A: Hazy brown. T: Malt, chocolate, nuts, slightly hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (1352) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Roasted chocolate like malt aroma and flavor. Full flavored and balanced brown. I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sven1973 (337) - GERMANY - OCT 30, 2016
Flasche gekauft im Whole Food, Housten Street, New York. Braun-rtlich, klar, wenig Schaum. Aroma Malz, Karamell. Voller Antrunk. Moderat Bitter, Haselnsse. zurckhaltend aber angenehm.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kaserov (366) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 30, 2016
Color marrn aparentemente turbio (translcido y rojizo si le da la luz) con capa de espuma de un blanco amarronado de menos de un dedo de grosor (no mucha retencin). Carbonatacin a tope. Aroma mnimo a malta y avellana (o nuez, segn dicen otros; no estoy seguro). Sabor maltoso, a avellana (me recuerda mucho a la Hazelnut de Rogue pero con la avellana menos presente). El sabor es placentero pero se queda un poco a medias. Pido ms caa en mi paladar. A su favor he de decir que no creo que est excesivamente carbonatada, como dicen muchos usuarios.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (5373) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 30, 2016
Too much carbonation. Very malty. Slightly astringent with chocolate and grassy notes. Odd

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALIBALI (1111) - Kiel, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2016
Vom Fass im STRONGBOWs Kiel. 0,3/4,50. Mag am offensichtlich nicht mehr ganz frischen Fass liegen, aber in diesem Zustand ist das Trpfchen nur Mittelma. Metallisch rosty im Aroma. Optisch rot, trb und ebenfalls rosty 😉. Nett. Der Trunk unauffllig karamellig, dezent sweet und nicht sehr hoppy. Wirkt daher tatschlich ein bisschen britisch. Solide.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (2036) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 4, 2016
Marrn caoba, tinte rojizo y de escasa espuma. Aroma poco marcado, malteado. En boca tiene paso facil, buen punto de gas, punzante. Cuerpo moderado. Equilibrada, de predominio dulce malteado en la base y notable contrapunto lupulado, seco, especiado, y ligeramente cido frutal, de frutas rojas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2770) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Dark brown/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, caramel, & some nuts; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, nuts, and some hops; Nicely balanced; Solid brown ale.

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