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

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2,056 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,056
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 562
Gots: 439 | FT: 30
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A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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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theopholis

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Batch 79

Appearance- Body is very dark, and almost opaque. The guy who sold it to me laid it on the side, and I didn't notice it was bottle conditioned until I poured it. Dang. Don't know how much of the opaqueness is from stirred up yeast. Anyway, body is a deep brown, almost black with amber highlights when held up to the light. Almost no head to speak of. What little foam there is does stick to the glass quite nicely tho.

Smell- Lots of dark fruits up front: raisin, plum, fig, maybe hints of licorice and red wine. and a touch of smoke are the easily picked out scents.

As it warms, you can really pick up the fusel alcohols.

Taste- There is almost no carbonation, which leads me to believe this is a very new bottle. As new as it is, it is fairly rich and complex. A lot of complex malt sweetness, with hints of all the aforementioned dark fruits are discernible. Hints of fermented fruits and amazingly, I get the sensation of drinking very old leather. Maybe I just read that on the bottle. But it really does have that feel. The hops are already starting to fade, but they are still present. Another year, and this stuff ought to be pretty nice.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied, with practically no carbonation. A bit chewy, and a nice stickiness that lends itself to a long, lingering after-taste.

Drinkability- I drank this one way to young. Will probably buy a vintage version at Stuffed Sandwich next time I go.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 02:40:27 | More by theopholis
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Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,056 ratings.