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Fred - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,514 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,514
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 360
Gots: 290 | 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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tlazaroff

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4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On the nose I get big apples, big sweet apples. Its like what I would imagine a freshly baked apple pie would smell like if traditional spices (cinnamon, clove) weren't used in it's creation. Wonderfully inviting via the aroma.

This is a beautiful beer to behold on the eyes too, its a hazy honey-orange color with visible carbonation and a giant fluffy incredibly light tan head that just sticks to the sides of the glass, and doesn't go away at all! I love the aesthetics of this beer.

Sweet in the sense that this is a savory sweet desert in a glass. Full of peaches, pear, apple, and all those wonderful summer fruits that you just want to make a pie out of. I get a bready yeasty taste on the backend that brings it home. Creamy texture and a full body with medium-light carbonation (hard to believe due to the head on this thing) make this beer incredibly drinkable when combined with the taste. There is NO alcohol that I can taste in this, for a 10% ABV beer, this is a ninja!

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 16:53:07 | More by tlazaroff
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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.

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--- Old review look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4 | Final 4.3

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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.

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Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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