Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Smuttynose Old Dog Brown Ale

Old Dog poured a cloudy brown color with a finger width, off white head. The aroma had plenty of dry malts, and a hint of chocolate. The body was malty, and some dryness but quite thin. The finish is very short and slightly dry. The nose is great and promises a good beer that the body and finish do not back up. This could be a good beer but the body has no backbone to it and tastes almost watery. There is a nice dryness to the beer but overall, this was a disapointment.

I was told that this was a nice brown ale by one of my trustworthy, craft beer drinking friends but I have to disagree with him. I see the potential but the body is just not there. There are better brown ales to be had.

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