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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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gcamparone

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Acquired as an extra in a trade.

A- Pours a hazy orange body with a HUGE white head (like mostly foam at first). Reduces very slowly to uneven chunks of foam. The carbonation makes it difficult to pour, but whatever, I'd rather have more than less.

S- Citrus, white grapes, rye spices, and booze.

T- Vanilla-caramel upfront, develops into a bready, toasty aftertaste. Fruity red wine-like notes in the background. Unfortunately it was quite boozy for 10%, and the booze added an acetone-like taste in the background.

M- High carbonation, medium body.

My first HOTD, and I wasn't overly impressed. It wasn't very drinkable due to the aftertaste. Not sure when it was bottled, may have been past it's prime.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 18:20:05 | More by gcamparone
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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

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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.