Fred - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
4.46/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
12 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
10% ABV, Batch #91.
A - Plenty of carbonation streams through the tarnished apricot colored beer, keeping the pillowy off-white head afloat. Sparkling like a fresh blanket of snow, the tall, plateauing foam drapes sheet after sheet of lace on the glass in beautiful fashion.
S - Caramel-drizzled flaky biscuit leads the charge into the nostrils with sharp, spicy rye following closely behind. Delicate fruit nuances of Turkish apricot, white grape sangria, and notes of Honey Crisp apple make their way through warming alcohol while floral, slightly fruity hops punctuate this intensely complex aroma.
T - Rich toasted malts bring forth a Munich-like breadiness akin to an Oktoberfest with honey-spread biscuit flavor and spicy rye bite. Encapsulated by notes of phenolic alcohol, the aromatic fruity esters balance delicately with floral hop attributes.
M - Carbonation dances on the tongue, livening up the medium-full bodied beer while warming alcohol dries out the palate, lingering on the tongue with balanced smoothness.
O - Fred is an ever-changing beer, revealing more and more of itself, leaning towards it's alcohol bite as it warms. Rye and bready malts make for a great combination that work surprisingly well with the yeast's fruity esters. This is one beer I'm pretty excited to open in a few years!
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2014 00:23:33 | More by BeerFMAndy
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2.33/5 rDev -43.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
Poured from the bottle into a Hair of the Dog tulip glass.
Lifeless pour. No carbonation, just a gooey orange apricot glow out of the bottle, filling with an orange and a screeching lifeless faint tan collar on the edges. Nothing going on here.
Aroma is sweet malts and honey. Hop aroma hinting toward spiced pine, with some clove esters a bit. Sugary. Sucrose, and lots of syrup
Palate hints at what could have been. Flat flat lifeless body. Palate fills with a bit of woody hop and pine, but is overtaken by sugary syrup and sucrose thickness. Lifeless and overly sweet.
Remind me to never drink bottle Hair of the Dog ever again, I'll stick to the brewpub where the beers actually shine. This is a disaster, basically drinking liquid sucrose with a bit of hop bitterness.
--- Old review look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4 | Final 4.3
Fred consists of very yellow almost lemon yellow opaque appearance. A good solid head that doesn't seem to dissipate too quickly.
The nose on the beer is quite surprising. An overwhelming sense of tropical fruit, specifically mango, and sweetness. Tastes of a sweet sugary honey, but not of heavy alcohol that linger in aftertaste.
An enjoyable beer but depending on your preference for fruit you may not care for it.
Serving type: on-tap
07-12-2014 01:20:49 | More by smakawhat
3.61/5 rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bought in Portland Oregon. Poured into a snifter, drank while watching a movie. Aged for a couple of months (at least 3 from purchasing date). Didn't pour sediment out as the bottle instructed.
A&S: upon opening this brew the carbonation pop was very lackluster. No head even when poured vigorously. Transparent dead light orange with hints of yellow. Smell consisted of sweet candies, malty tones, and some spiciness.
T&M: Taste was primarily sweet candy, earthy hops, complimented with an alcohol kick. In my opinion overly sweet. Mouthfeel with very thick and dead, no carbonation bite.
Overall: Honestly I think I over hyped this beer and it didn't live up to my expectations. I have only had two beers from this brewery, and even though I didn't find this one great, I really want to try more of their stuff based on recommendation.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 05:16:33 | More by minterro
Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 1,506 ratings.