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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,493 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,493
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 354
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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SaucyA

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 70

A - Fred is a beautiful beer in the snifter. A very tight, 1 finger head, full of creamy off-white suds. A beautiful glowing bronze body spouts little streams of bubbles from the depths. Good lacing, head retention... all that.

S - Sugary fruits: peaches, pears, slight strawberry. Sweetness, like sugar syrup. Yeasty affects and hops swirl together to give it a spicy, yet fruity vibe. Alcohol is more present as it warms.

T - The drink starts with a fruity, sweet wash over the tongue followed by a slightly puckering bitterness from the hops. Alcohol then plays a large role, in both taste and heat, and the hops and caramel malts linger around in the throat. Malty sweet at times, hoppy citrus at times, with a nice big finish. Complex.

M - Another home run. Medium carbonation, medium-thick body. Just right.

D - I probably wouldn't go for another tonight, but it's not one I'd pass up if I had the chance. A great beer for sipping.

Notes: This is an awful lot different than Fred from the Wood. If I had them both back to back, I'd be hard pressed recognizing that this was the base.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 00:51:05 | More by SaucyA
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Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 1,493 ratings.