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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,517 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,517
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 360
Gots: 292 | 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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kingjohnh

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-12-2014 11:58:28 | More by kingjohnh
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-11-2014 02:48:12 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
10% ABV, Batch #91.

A - Plenty of carbonation streams through the tarnished apricot colored beer, keeping the pillowy off-white head afloat. Sparkling like a fresh blanket of snow, the tall, plateauing foam drapes sheet after sheet of lace on the glass in beautiful fashion.

S - Caramel-drizzled flaky biscuit leads the charge into the nostrils with sharp, spicy rye following closely behind. Delicate fruit nuances of Turkish apricot, white grape sangria, and notes of Honey Crisp apple make their way through warming alcohol while floral, slightly fruity hops punctuate this intensely complex aroma.

T - Rich toasted malts bring forth a Munich-like breadiness akin to an Oktoberfest with honey-spread biscuit flavor and spicy rye bite. Encapsulated by notes of phenolic alcohol, the aromatic fruity esters balance delicately with floral hop attributes.

M - Carbonation dances on the tongue, livening up the medium-full bodied beer while warming alcohol dries out the palate, lingering on the tongue with balanced smoothness.

O - Fred is an ever-changing beer, revealing more and more of itself, leaning towards it's alcohol bite as it warms. Rye and bready malts make for a great combination that work surprisingly well with the yeast's fruity esters. This is one beer I'm pretty excited to open in a few years!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 00:23:33 | More by BeerFMAndy
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ViragS

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

06-10-2014 10:00:51 | More by ViragS
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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-10-2014 04:54:29 | More by OleDixie
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srw

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-09-2014 21:08:10 | More by srw
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-09-2014 20:43:25 | More by jjheinrichs
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Jtrigonis

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-08-2014 20:38:51 | More by Jtrigonis
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brittanylicious

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-08-2014 14:54:01 | More by brittanylicious
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heysuz

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-08-2014 13:01:52 | More by heysuz
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-07-2014 22:54:11 | More by PA-Michigander
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rowbow

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

06-06-2014 16:29:07 | More by rowbow
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-06-2014 13:47:06 | More by HoppySeb
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Rick778

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

06-05-2014 03:52:39 | More by Rick778
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_RL_

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-04-2014 04:41:28 | More by _RL_
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ThatCracker

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-02-2014 19:12:38 | More by ThatCracker
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -26.8%

05-31-2014 07:12:02 | More by KevMo84
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Prospero

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-29-2014 22:05:55 | More by Prospero
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drmcleod10

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-26-2014 23:42:52 | More by drmcleod10
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

05-26-2014 16:17:31 | More by jpd7374
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottle from Whole foods San Francisco CA - gift from my wife

Appearance - Coppercolour with a large size fizzy/frothy white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Cloves, breads/grains, bruised banana, yeast

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains, cloves, and ripe banana. There is also a peppery spice mix and a dry yeasty flavour.

Overall - A really complex tasting brew. Lots of interesting flavours that all work well together. Kind of like a barley wine meets a tripel if that makes any sense. Really enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 02:39:55 | More by spinrsx
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-26-2014 01:51:31 | More by Ajlvt
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle as an extra from Homer321. A long time want. Killing me with these! Thanks bud. Batch 92 poured on May 24, 2014. Pours murky orange colored with no head at all. A bit ugly. Huge sweet aroma of malt, some old citrus grapefruit hops, honey, caramel, smells soooo sweet. Flavor follows with a citrus honeycomb flavor, very sweet, lemon rind notes, caramel. Seems to be a lot going on here but verging on cloying. Syrupy thick mouthfeel with no carbonation. Totally flat. I’ve had Fred from the Wood, and I think the wood aging helps makes this a bit more drinkable. A definite sipper. Honestly this is better than the score I gave it overall if it had some carbonation. Very glad I got to try it though.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 03:21:52 | More by BMMillsy
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funkel81

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-24-2014 21:49:08 | More by funkel81
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-24-2014 15:24:30 | More by hoppymcgee
Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 1,517 ratings.