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

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95
world-class

2,062 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,062
Reviews: 972
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 564
Gots: 441 | 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A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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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brewerburgundy

California

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, Bruery tulip, Batch 75.

The pour is certainly pretty, with the beer being dark auburn brown with purplish tones and the head so voluminous that I have to stop and wait to pour all twelve ounces. The large amount of head is a medium brown with medium sized bubbles and excellent retention.

I immediately smell some of the advertised descriptors such as figs and leather. Cherries covered in sweet dark chocolate, cherry wood, a wee bit of whiskey-like booze, cherry syrup, and yeast are also floating around. It's intoxicating.

Flavors are oh so close to aromas. Cherry liqueur on a brownie comes to mind. I find smoke to be a background characteristic, lingering pleasantly. The way this beer fills the mouth is luxurious and spins flavors of dried figs and cherries, fine chocolate, wood smoke, leather, and port off to excite all the taste buds.

The carbonation is exceptionally active, a little full for the finesse this fine brew promises and possesses. It is so, so close to a 5 with it's slightly syrupy body and tannic backend.

This beer that carries my name is amazing, magical even. It could be the best beer I have ever had. The combination of such rich fruitiness with rustic, not over sweetness is not like anything else I have imbibed.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 04:07:08 | More by brewerburgundy
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Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,062 ratings.