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Cherry Fred From The Wood - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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Cherry Fred From The Wood
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 55
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jdense on 05-15-2010)
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chumba526

Oregon

4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appears deep brown with a very thin layer of tan foam that dissipates quickly.

A wonderful strong sweet cherry smell fills my nose as I smell the beer. There is a deep strong oak and dry vanilla type of a smell and a mild bourbon and candy sugar smell. The smell is very strong but seems pretty complex yet balanced.

It tastes strongly of rich cherries. There is a mild tartness to the cherry but the cherries are mostly sweet. There is still the sweet malt bill Fred is known for though the cherry tartness makes the malt bill less sweet. A strong okay and bourbon like flavor rounds up the flavors. This is fantastically well-balanced ale. It is really smooth.

The mouthfeel of the beer is thick and somewhat syrup like.

Overall a great rich strong flavorful beer that I really cannot fault. Though regular Fred is not my favorite this is amazing.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2011 23:35:53 | More by chumba526
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Cherry Fred From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.