Fred - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by meathookjones:
4.47/5 rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
12oz bottle from batch 46 which according to their websites was brewed 9-11-02 and bottled three months later. Fairly clear dark amber reddish color body with the typical HOTD huge frothy tan head. Awesome retention and lacing as Ive come to expect from HOTD beers. Big ripe fruity nose with plenty of malt sweetness and still some bitter citric hops kicking around in the background. Alcohol is noticeable but doesnt detract from the scent. Flavor is really big with and upfront dark ripe fruit sweetness, caramel and a touch of molasses. A surprising about of bitter hops are still coming through in the flavor that keep the sweetness in check. Finishes up with more fruits and a slight bitter bite. Extremely smooth with a thick body with plenty of carbonation. Maybe a bit too much carbonation. Goes down easier than could be expected. Excellent Barley Wine all around that I am guessing was hiding in the back of my fridge for a few years.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2006 18:26:18 | More by meathookjones
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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 1,515 ratings.