Monday, November 3, 2008

Old Gollywobbler Brown Ale, Sea Dog Brewing Co., Bangor, ME

The Old Gollywobbler Brown Ale is another beer from Sea Dog where I wished they stepped it up a few more notches maltwise. I think this and Sea Dog's IPA would be fantastic with just a tad stronger flavor. The beers come off terribly weak and flat. The Gollywobbler has a light brown caramel, honeyish flavor that needs some enhancements, but the roots are there. Maybe a step up beyond the 4.0% ABV would help too. Like it's sister IPA, this beer leaves you wanting, wanting flavor, wanting hops, wanting ABV, but unfotunately not wanting more Sea Dog. The Gollywobbler gets a 2.5.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

With all due respect, I totally disagree with this review of Old Gollywobber. It is in fact my favorite session beer, topping Smithwyck's. Not everyone likes to be overpowered and wrestled to the floor by their beer. Some, like myself, prefer to share relaxing, companionable moments with their beer.