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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,507 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,507
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 357
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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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.

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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.

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Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 1,507 ratings.