Fred - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by rdrummer:
4.38/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
After waiting a long time to get my hands on a bottle of Fred, I was not disappointed. It had a cloudy, dark amber color with a medium head and huge lacing.
The winey aroma evoked whiffs of alcohol, caramel, and the grape. The taste was rich and best experienced rather warm. It starts with a malty sweetness but relinguishes the stage to some fruity flavors that can only be described as grapey. There is a hops bitterness in the end with a hint of cloves.
It is a fullo-bodied pour that is only slightly carbonate and ends up being very creamy. It is good from beginning to end, but due to the alcohol, I had to leave the second bottle for another day. A shame really.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2004 00:30:17 | More by rdrummer
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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.