Wine Enthusiast 91 points - A classic staple in Smuttynose’s year-round lineup, this is a robust and flavorful brown ale that offers rich notes of roasted malt, fresh caramel, toasted pecan, brown bread, molasses and a touch of cocoa on the nose and mouth. As it warms, subtle spiced black-cherry and sassafras accents unfold in the background, adding complexity to the palate and lifting the sweet-malt core. The mouthfeel is smooth and slick, with a tea-like bitterness that lifts the finish and keeps the palate refreshed. (Oct 2013)
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.
|Color: deep reddish brown
North American 2-Row, Munich 10L, C-120, Chocolate
Bittering: Cascade and Galena
Starting Extract 15° Plato
Terminal Extract 3.26° Plato
|Griiled meats, especially sausages, ribs and steak