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

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MichaelMichael

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BA SCORE
85
very good

240 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 240
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 226
Gots: 55 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 10-17-2009

Michael is a Flanders Red, made in memory of Michael Jackson. The Beer was Brewed in January of 2007, and aged in American oak and Sherry barrels since then. It is just over 6% alcohol, made with Organic Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts and fermented with a variety of yeast and bacteria.

Released November 2009 & Fall 2012.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I appreciated my brother sharing this-enjoyed chilled from the bottle in a goblet.

The color is dark rust with light tan head with tiny bead and lace that sticks ok. The smell is strong fruity flemish type yeast ester with a fruity sour and light woody accent with nice dried stone fruit earthiness. The feel is very tart with medium carbonation and light woody texture with a dry feel and gently tangy soured fruit middle with mild alcohol in the feel as it becomes warming toward the end.

The flavor has dried fruit and mild cherry-like tanginess with slight burnt pie-crust flavor from the malt-vienna if I had to guess with slight nutty accent and mild medicinal element from the yeast with tangy flavors but not exactly extremely sour, mildly herbal and pithy type bitter flavor comes through in the dry finish. Overall I was glad I got to try this -a pretty decent flanders red with nice wild yeast character and dry quality with come complexity and mild alcohol presence with a gentle wood tannin in taste -recommended.

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Michael from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
85 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.