Fred - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by d0ggnate:
4.43/5 rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I was lucky enough to grab a 12oz bottle (batch #68) of this on a recent trip to the Bay Area. Today's that day that I pop the top. After a long day at work and school, I've chilled this for a few hours and here goes nothin:
A: Thick, thick off-white 2 finger head that intwines my entire glass as it fades back to beer. Deep and rich golden / brown color and clouded to light.
S: Nose filled with sweetness, caramel and alcohol.
T: Tastes immediately of rich caramel and brandy. There is an apparent malty sweetness, too.
M: Very rich and thick texture. Brings a high ABV feel to your chest as it washes down. Very smooth at the same time.
D: Wow!! A phenomenal offering and I'm glad to say I've tried it. I will keep my eyes open for more bottles to hide away. This beer is definately an after-dinner treat. I would think it would be great in the cool fall or chilly winter months, as it really warms you as you enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2008 06:09:19 | More by d0ggnate
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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
Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 1,514 ratings.