Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale is an American Brown Ale. I picked the perfect day to revisit this one, it’s an early cool, gray and damp Autumn evening in Savannah.
This is a nice looking Brown Ale. Yes it’s brown, but there are some pretty red hues that are almost dominate. An acceptable head to start, but it fades nearly completely away within five minutes. The aroma brings some brown bread and a little toffee, nothing outrageous but what is there smells good. There is a superb malt profile to this beer. Roasted nuts, caramel, a pinch of brown sugar and some big toasted malts with an underlying dark fruitiness. The malty sweetness is cut by just a hint of hops on the finish.
I am really not a big fan of this style, but this remains one of my favorite Brown Ales. If the weather stays like this there just might be a six pack or two stocked in the fridge.