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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,648 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,648
Reviews: 843
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 370
Gots: 291 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-13-1998

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.
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4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked this better than Adam

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4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.59/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a single bottle (batch 90) into a Great Divide Cervoise, first review of the new year

A: Goldenrod with a lot of bubbles and sediment, huge head and huge retention
S: big caramel and malt flavors, alcohol, yeast, sweet dried apricots, apples, raisins, vague hoppy edge
T: big flavors -- lots of layers of sweet chewy malt, rendered more complex with some molasses, dark dry fruit; earthy hops & esters that linger on the end
M: heavy, chewy, and syrupy despite moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is a big beer, complex flavors that integrate nicely.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.32/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle. Appears to be a thick beer out of the bottle, golden in color - like apricot. Hazy and unfiltered, and absolutely no head to be found. Smell is on the sweeter side, some citrus; resembles a barleywine. Taste is sweet: sugar is the first impression, and it's pronounced. Small hop finish, unfortunately; espcially for one said to have 10 different varities. Feel is on the thicker side; very low carbonation. Overall, it's not what I was expecting and while not a terrible beer, it would not be one I'd go for again.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
91 out of 100 based on 1,648 ratings.