Fred - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by kzoobrew:
4.22/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to Carleton, Kevin and James for bottles. Cheers guys!
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Fred is consistently one of the foamiest beers I have come across. Poured into an oversized snifter, a 23.5 oz snifter full of foam. Huge white head, very stubborn and recedes very slowly. Takes several minutes to complete a full pour. Body is a rather hazy golden apricot body.
Aroma a robust caramelly malt aroma and fruitiness from the Belgian aroma. A pleasant and complimentary citrus aroma sits just behind. Subtle booze however it is buried beneath the malt and fruit up front.
The flavor begins with a soft malt flavor before building intensity, adding bigger flavors along the way. Pleasant citrus flavors followed by a significant fruity yeast flavor. There is a rather pleasant level of bitterness, helps contrast the sweetness just enough to prevent from becoming overly sweet.
Full bodied beer. Carbonation is lively. Fred feels much lighter on the tongue, feels like a much smaller beer. Moderate finish.
Very enjoyable beer, rather easy to drink. Very flavorful and well layered. Anoter HOTD beer that makes me jealous of anyone within the distribution area.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2011 22:13:09 | More by kzoobrew
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4.11/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
on tap at the brewery, Portland
Hazy deep gold with white film that’s steady and trails.
Sugar and orange peel nose.
Lots of sugar cookie, a bit of rye spice, fair whack of citrus, melon and kumquat.
Fruit punch finish and dry linger.
Medium, chewy, slight oil.
Very fruity for a golden ale. Rye is subtle, the hops are significant. A style bender in the best way.
Serving type: on-tap
03-10-2014 18:41:12 | More by StJamesGate
Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 1,377 ratings.