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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

199 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 199
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 16%


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:
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.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 10-17-2009)
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Smurf2055

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

09 Michael from a bottle at the brewery.

Pours ruby grapefruit with minimal head, some sediment.

Smell is very tart without off smelling, cherry and cranberry, acidic.

Taste is soapy, acidic, raspberry, full flavor aftertaste.

Above average. Good to try.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 20:19:55 | More by Smurf2055
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Got this at The Foodery in Northern Liberties in Philly. It cost a pretty penny so I'm hoping it's good.

A - Pours a deep copper colour with lot's of cloudiness. One finger of off white head and good carbonation. No lace, no retention.

S - Lovely aroma of tart cherry, plum, wood, sugar, some dustiness. Great mix of sweet and tart.

T - Quite tart, dusty, less of that cherry/fruity character. Sweet fruit and tart cherry coming out more. Clean and solid. Flavour started out confusing and muted slightly, but it develops well and becomes more tart and complex.

M - Good carbonation, fuller end of medium bodied, and a dusty sorta funky finish.

O/D - A confusing take on the Flemmish Red style. Quite tasty and complex with some odd notes, but overall a pretty tasty one. I think this was about $30 so I'm a bit confused on the hype/rarity, but I'm trying to enjoy it for what it is. What it is, is good.

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12oz bottle poured into HF stemmed fest glass. Thanks Michael (black13) for sending this to me.

A- Pours a dark ruby red with a slight orange hue to it, decent translucency for how dark it is, nice consistent carbonation (nice to see that for how many flat HotD beers I've had), slight white head forms that recedes to a wispy layer leaving some light layered lacing.

S- Distinct cherry smell, complex malt background, oak, and a bit of sherry. Not the best flanders I've smelled but I like the fruit presence balanced with the barrel presence, at first it seems fairly one-dimensional but there are a lot of nice subtle complexities.

T- Nice cherry presence balancing with a perfect amount of sherry that complements the cherry nicely, slight oak, nice malty backbone. Not tart at all like some flanders, nice fruit presence especially after having been aged about a year and half.

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Michael from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
85 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.