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

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Maple Bourbon Fred From The Wood
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world-class

26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 5.52%
Wants: 30
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 |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 07-25-2012)
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Reviews by kscaldef:
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kscaldef

Oregon

4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Comes off the tap a cloudy honey-amber with a 1/4" head. Reasonable retention of a thin layer of foam, considering that it's barrel-aged. The beer clear substantially as it sits.

S: Vanilla, caramel, light citrus notes, mild bourbon and maple.

T: Delicious. Sweet, but delicate. Starts out with vanilla and caramel from the bourbon barrels and then the maple comes in to finish it with a luscious richness. Not at all boozy.

M: Low carbonation, but fine for the style. While sweet, the body is surprisingly modest and there's no residual stickiness at all. Very long finish and dangerously drinkable.

O: Excellent beer, I had it last night and then came back for more at lunch today. Unfortunately it's a one-off barrel, so get it while you can.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2012 22:28:15 | More by kscaldef
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Hair of the Dog 20th

On tap

Had 3 4oz pours

First beer I had when I entered. For a cold day, this was heaven in a glass. Smelled of sweet maple syrup and pancakes, followed by a hit of bourbon.

Mouthfeel was thick and slightly carbonated.

Taste - Did the smell justice. So much different from the base Fred. Maple and Bourbon are all over the place. Toffee, Figs, and sweet malt. So very complex. Was probably my favorite or close to my favorite at the event. Really loved this beer and very close to a perfect score. After having many of the beers at this event, its hard to find anything that even remotely measures up to some of what Alan has created. Big, complex, perfectly balanced, and boozy beers that linger far after you are done drinking them.

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Practically alongside Jim 2008 at the HotD 20th anniversary today.

Flat murky brown, there is no head to speak of, but hey, this is bal aged and glorious. The nose is a fabulous blend of maple, oak and vanilla sweetness. This really smells nothing like Fred, which, and smells an awful lot like bourbony maple syrup. Palate is a little oxidized, beautifully working with the maple aromatics and flavors. The bourbon lends a little bit of smokiness. A real nice balance is present. Sweet on finish, this full bodied beer is really nice. I would totally drink this again.

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Review from notes, No. 499.

Draft to tulip at the HotD Brewery in Portland OR.

A: Golden orange color with minimal head, good lacing, lots of alcohol legs, and lower visible carbonation. Body is cloudy.

S: The nose if full of maple, the most maple I've smelled in any beer I've had. Sugary sweetness and bourbon, faint alcohol, caramel, vanilla, faint oak, toffee, dried fruit.

T: Taste follows the nose with big sweetness of maple, brown sugar, caramel and bourbon. The candy sugar that makes Fred so special is still the backbone of this beer...hops are invisible aside from a light noticeable bitterness, and there is a light burn from the alcohol but really manageable for 12%. There are notes of dried fruit, papaya and pineapple as well.

MF: Creamy smooth mouthfeel, bigger body on this one, and the lower carbonation makes the finish sticky and viscous.

O: This is the definition of a sipper. This was the only beer I got at the brewery, and I enjoyed every sip. 12oz is a little tough to finish, but this is a solid FtW offering.

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On tap at the tasting room. Only barrel created. Pity.

A: Opaque orange tinted brown. Or brown tinted orange. Very thin lacing. A bit muddy, but..meh.

N. Sugar. Belgian candi sugar and maple, specifically. Some hop bitterness/pineapple and mango. The bourbon's less developed in the nose than in the body.

T: No mistaking the barrels on this one. Maple syrup, vanilla, caramel. Some very noticeable tropical fruits. Lots of pineapple. This is pretty sweet, but not as much as I remember. The back has the hop bitterness to even this out. There's definitely an alcohol kick.

M: Bubbly and sticky sap. This fits really well with the beer and the maple. Like bourbon Fred 2012 this one nails it.

O: Excellent. When I hear people rave about CBS, I assume this is what they really think they had.

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Maple Bourbon Fred From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
96 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.