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

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95
world-class

2,066 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,066
Reviews: 972
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 565
Gots: 443 | FT: 31
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany. Adam was the first beer produced by Hair of the Dog.

10% alcohol by volume
50 IBUs.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001)
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49degrees

British Columbia (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BATCH 54 :: One of the most intriguing and style-dodging brews I've ever encountered. Incredibly complex in its presentation, its called an Adam style, which I'm not exactly up to snuff on; however, if comparison can be made, it would be a stunning interpretation (and blend for that matter) of a Porter, Stout, and Barley Wine. It's a real pleasure to both drink and study.

Adam has the most superfluous heads I've ever seen. I was never able to pour the entire bottle into the glass as the head was so incredibly large and slow to disapate that the beer would have been warm before I had the chance to drink it. I've writing this after savoring the glass for nearly 45 minutes now and there is still a 1" thick, tightly packed foamy head sitting atop the brew and roughly a 1/4 bottle left to enjoy,

Adam is a very deep, dark brown, almost black in color, slightly syrupy in complexity and presents and extremely large, brown colored foamy head. Aroma wise there's suggestions of bitter chocolate, coffee, earthy tones plus a slight hit of spice on the nose.

This is a very palette pleasing beer with relaxing chocolate suggested, roasted malts, a slight spicey (almost peppery) flavor that is somewhat reminscent of a spicey Merlot or Shiraz wine. At 10% abv, there is a definitive alcohol hit on both the nose and palette, but its not overwhelming thanks to nice blends of hops and malts. For a heavyweight beer, this is very drinkable but will likely catch up on your quickly if you're not paying attention.

Highly recommended. Would make for a great after dinner drink and a winter warmer.

[ STATS:>> 12 oz bottle / ABV: 10% abv / PRICE: $3.39 USD ]

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2003 16:26:16 | More by 49degrees
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Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,066 ratings.