Cherry Michael - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DefenCorps:
3.75/5 rDev -7.4%
On tap at the anniversary party. I was so sure this beer was already in the database that I didn't take detailed notes.
The nose is very reminiscent of Michael, earthy, super vinous, tannic and moderately earthy. Unlike most (better?) Flemish reds, this is a brooding, vinous beer. Cherries are very noticeable, this beer is minimally funky. On the palate, this is exactly what you'd expect the beer to be (provided you've had Michael multiple times) - vinous, tannic, earthy, fruity, complex. Solid stuff. I'm not sure I like this more or less than the base beer, which, I think, is a positive sign.
11-10-2013 04:24:06 | More by DefenCorps
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3.78/5 rDev -6.7%
On tap during the HOTD anniversary party.
The beer pours a reddish amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is attractive in this beer, as I pick up considerable wine, light vanilla, noticeable sour and a hint of cherry (frankly, this beer is very similar to the regular Michael, as I really don't get all that much cherry). The flavor profile replicates the nose, with the sour and wine dominating. There's a decent amount of underlying fruit in this beer, but the sour component really seems to dominate the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, fairly sour wine finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and if you like sour beers, then this is pretty drinkable.
A decent beer, but not really one of the hilights of the event I thought.
11-12-2013 19:06:18 | More by John_M
3.59/5 rDev -11.4%
On tap at the Brewpub on 1.7.14
A - Served a ruby-amber with a tan-reddish head with decent retention.
S - Lots of sour cherry on the nose. Earthy with hints of vanilla and wine.
T - Tart and dry, much like regular Michael. Still noticeable cherry and finishes with lots or wine flavors.
D - Good carbonation with a dry medium body.
O - Smells tart and cherry. The taste is more complex, but the flavor profile is good, not great.
01-08-2014 00:46:23 | More by HuskyinPDX
Cherry Michael from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.