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RATINGS: 1167   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2009
12-oz bottle. Pours golden brown with some haziness. Full head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is doughy with some wet leather notes. Medium sweetness, with some sour edges. Medium body, mouth feel on the thin side, soft. An easy drinking beer that goes better with bready foods that offset the sour finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4829) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2017
12 oz bottle dated "best by" 3/2011 served in pint glass (from 2011 notes). Pours a dark amber with a very slight haze and a small amount of tan head. Head quickly dies to a bubbly partial coat with excellent duration. This is a rich and flavorful brown ale with a strong toasted malt base and a bit more hoppy bitterness (IBU = 15) than usual. A little earthy. Flavor is much stronger and more complex than the aroma. Some noticeable esters despite moderate ABV of 6.5%. Rather full body. Moderate carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Susannah (1) - Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2017 does not count
Love this brown ale! It has a delicious, rich nutty flavor to it. Its my new favorite!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oobawa (1199) - Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2017
Malt bomb city, caramel and toffee and sweet tea on top of mild, almost undetectable hops. Much more English than the description would lead you to believe, with apple esters and the teensiest bit of floral bitterness falling squarely in Brit territory. Looks...weird, lots of particulate swirling around amid the brown haze, and the nose is flat malt and sweet apple. Palate feels a bit off, too, undercarbonated, which might be why it seems so damn sweet. Still drinkable, though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Clarkdvm (505) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle. Simple, standard brown. Malty. Not bitter at all. Good but not unique. Represents style well

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3041) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle. Dark Brown-Amber in colour. Malty; roasty malts, smoke, chocolate. Hoppy; spicy fruity hops. Tasty. Good. Very drinkable. (2010-11)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (581) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ByTheirLimpin (321) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (3849) - SPAIN - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle 33cl. @ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, Spain. A: Hazy brown. T: Malt, chocolate, nuts, slightly hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (1495) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Roasted chocolate like malt aroma and flavor. Full flavored and balanced brown. I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sven1973 (430) - 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.


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