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Fred From The Wood - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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Fred From The WoodFred From The Wood

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

416 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 416
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 488
Gots: 95 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in new, medium toast American oak barrels for at least 6 months

(Beer added by: freed on 03-28-2005)
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Reviews by mikereaser:
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage

A - Pours a caramel brown with just a layer of fine bubbles on the surface.
S - big caramel aomra, i'm almost picking up bourbon. There is alot of oak and maybe just a hint of citrus.
T - there is alot of caramel flavor along with some nice citrus notes. The oak is big here and melds nicely with the rest of the flavor.
M/D - its actually very easy to drink. Its a syrupy mouthfeel with very light carbonation. Its smooth all the way through the mouth and goes down too easy.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 01:05:53 | More by mikereaser
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2nd in my series of Fred reviews in honor of my cat Fred who recently passed away.
1st bottle in series - batch #69 (2007) Fred

12oz bottle (2008 vintage) poured into a gold rimmed Harpoon 100 Barrel series stemmed glass.

A - Pours a slightly deeper amber color than the standard Fred and has a more pronounced reddish tint to it. Body is a touch muddy in contrast to the regular Fred which had excellent clarity. Head is a low finger high, light tan/creamy in color and tightly bubbled with good retention. Webby/soapy lacing is left on the glass.

S - Sweet malt base, syrupy and thick in aroma - caramel with hints of molasses, iced tea, faint cherries, nice woody oak aromas, some light vanilla, lightly boozy, yeasty and bready. Estery and fruity with notes of apples and raisins. Very malt forward for sure, but not quite to the level of the original Fred. Some mild toasty aromas also.

T - Very malty up front...much more than the original Fred. Toffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses and honey-like sugary sweetness. Thick and syrupy in sweetness - a bit overpowering in character. Toasty, woody oaky-ness, warm booziness, nice vanilla aspects, a bit of ginger ale, really no hops left after 6 years. Slightly roasty and toasted on the finish, slightly drying out the character of the beer, but still remaining predominantly sweet on the palate. Super smooth and too easy-drinking for a 10% beer.

M - Thick and full bodied with a lowish carbonation that still manages a bit of a tingle on the tongue. Syrupy in feel, multi-varietal sugary complexity, smoothing vanilla barreling, woody notes. Sweet, but not overly sweet...really bordering on the edge of being too much, but straddles the line on the correct side.

O - Overall very good beer. I think I like the original Fred a bit more, but this is a fine beer without a doubt. Slight change in character, a bit smoother, a bit more sweetness, definitely a fuller bodied beer. A fine beer in the middle part of my tribute to my cat buddy, Fred.

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Fred From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
94 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.