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Cherry Michael - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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Cherry Michael
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very good

13 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DefenCorps on 11-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by DefenCorps:
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of NWer
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of John_M
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Cherry Michael from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.