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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,518 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,518
Reviews: 828
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 360
Gots: 293 | FT: 20
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: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Fred was created to honor beer writer and historian Fred Eckhardt. It is made with aromatic and rye malts and includes 10 different hop varieties.

10% alcohol by volume
65 IBUs.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-13-1998)
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Murrhey

Montana

3.1/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a standard pressure-cap 12oz bottle into a tulip glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Batch 88. 10% ABV confirmed. Reviewed live.

A- Ridiculous head. Six-fingers thick of off-white creamy bubbles. Hazy orange-brown body with aggressive carbonation. Long retention, forms a mound of head in the middle. Fluffy, airy lacing.

S- Very fruity. Tropical fruit tones. I'm getting guava, pineapple and passion fruit. Fruity and floral hops. Some boozy notes to reflect the high ABV.

T- Bitter and boozy. Alcoholic esters, tropical fruits.

M- Creamy and warm feeling with a boozy after feel. Bone dry.

O- Not as good as the reputation would have me believe. Not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 02:26:48 | More by Murrhey
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3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
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Batch 90, poured into a snifter

A- slow pour produces a hazy golden color with lots of sediment floating around, big fizzy and foamy white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some sticky lace behind

S- sweet candied berries with notes of raisins, flowery and herbal hop aromas lead to notes of spiced cider and apple skin. It closes with some peppery rye and a honey-like sweetness. Aromas seem to open up more as it rules

T- sweet candied fruit with hints of brown sugar up front, red apples and grape skin, herbal hop notes with a peppery spice from the rye, a hint of alcohol and sugar on the finish

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a smooth and warming finish

O- good mix of spicy and sweet, a slow sipper that still has a bit of heat to it

Serving type: bottle

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Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 1,518 ratings.