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

Cherry Michael
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BA SCORE
87
very good

13 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 7.16%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DefenCorps on 11-10-2013)
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by HuskyinPDX:
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2014 00:46:23 | More by HuskyinPDX
More User Reviews:
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distantmantra

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

12-10-2013 19:01:47 | More by distantmantra
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mantissa

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-24-2013 07:17:46 | More by mantissa
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

11-14-2013 03:24:06 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2013 19:06:18 | More by johnmichaelsen
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-11-2013 18:57:52 | More by drummermattie02
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Dajtai007

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-11-2013 15:43:38 | More by Dajtai007
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CaptainQ

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-11-2013 06:49:38 | More by CaptainQ
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kscaldef

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-11-2013 02:30:44 | More by kscaldef
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artoolemomo

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-11-2013 02:12:02 | More by artoolemomo
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-10-2013 20:32:19 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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NWer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-10-2013 13:08:02 | More by NWer
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DefenCorps

Oregon

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2013 04:24:06 | More by DefenCorps
Cherry Michael from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.