Smuttynose – Old Brown Dog Ale

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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  • Malt Bill: North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, C-120, Chocolate
  • Hops: Bittering: Cascade and Galena, Flavoring: Willamette
  • Yeast: American Ale
Breweries: Smuttynose Brewing.
Flavor Elements: Chocolate and toffee.
Beer Types: American Brown Ale and Brown Ale.
ABV: 6.5%
UBUs: 29.5
Lactic: 0.5/5
Roasted: 2.8/5
Dry: 2/5
Heavy: 3/5
Sparkling: 2.5/5
Bitter taste: 2/5
Salt taste: 0.2/5
Sweet taste: 1.8/5

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