Fred - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by gueuzeonhigh:
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Powerful ale 10% alcohol. Evidently a special commemorative brew named after a master brewer or someone notable in the world of beer brewing; Beer had a robust long lasting flavor and finish. Flavor character reminded me of Chinese sweet & sour--
nevertheless a bitter dry ale with a sweetness in undertone. Lots of flavor, but the alcohol content made it difficult to drink too much of this brew, hence my reduced "drinkability" rating. I confess- I could get hammered with "Fred" at table.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2003 04:16:13 | More by gueuzeonhigh
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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 1,517 ratings.