In this beer blog, we are going to get into a craft brewery, who is Smuttynose Brewing, that finally made it to Michigan beer market. We are going to get into one of their everyday brew, which is Old Brown Dog Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog post on their Winter Ale, you know the history of this Northeast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read it to get to know Smutty. Let us get into this English style brown ale.
It has a clear brown color with a tan color head on this brown ale. The head disappears over time. The aroma has some nutty notes. The taste has a sweet malty to nutty notes with a dry nutty aftertaste. It is pretty slight and crisp for the aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer.
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In closing, I am pretty excited to have this craft brewery in the Michigan market finally. I was a pretty big fan of their beers when I lived in the Chicago market. I am still a huge fan if theirs. This craft brewery is no joke. They are growing and looking to keep pushing themselves on their beers and knowledge. This is a classic English style brown ale. It has a beautiful color and appearance. There is some nice nutty aroma. The taste has some nice sweet malty notes that keeps you coming back, however, the aftertaste is pretty crisp unlike most brown ales. This is a well thought and built brew. They did a great job. This is second to Goose Island Nut Brown Ale. I have to say Brooklyn Brown Ale is up there too. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser