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

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95
world-class

2,063 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,063
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A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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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weissbierdrinker

Belgium

3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nearly pitch black pour small head that sticks around for awhile.

Smell is of dark fruits, roasted malts, raisins and toffee

Taste is of dark fruits, roasted malts toffee and a touch of caramel

Has a nice chewy mouthfeel to it

Big thanks to Jerz for this one, I really enjoyed it

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 23:18:01 | More by weissbierdrinker
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amrozga

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-09-2011 21:26:35 | More by amrozga
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mhaugo

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-09-2011 06:46:16 | More by mhaugo
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happy5930

New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-08-2011 19:07:36 | More by happy5930
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Spider889

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18%

12-08-2011 02:05:46 | More by Spider889
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twelveinches

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-07-2011 07:02:09 | More by twelveinches
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VaTechHopHead


4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Props to Harrymel for sending me this one!

A - Deep brown with traces of ruby red around the edges. Dense tan head that leaves great lacing. A very inviting pint.

S - A very smokey, toffee-like, acidic and alcoholic aroma with slight raisin/fig aroma in the background. Very fragrant but one can tell it's strong from just the scent.

T - Slight acidity from the start but then mellows to a molasses, smoke, candied figs/raisin flavor. The medicinal-like booze flavor (which isn't a bad thing) kicks in late with some heat and leaves a date fruit finish on the palate.

M - Heavy body with not a lot of carbonation. Fills the palate with a slight sweetness and leaves the palate semi-sweet. Slow sipper due to complexity.

O - Haven't had a lot of old ales, I tend to avoid them, but this one changed my mind. The flavor combinations are great and I love the raisin/fig aftertaste. A big beer for sure but a nice treat.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 03:45:54 | More by VaTechHopHead
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jheezee

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-07-2011 03:44:58 | More by jheezee
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theformula

Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-07-2011 02:03:19 | More by theformula
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Viciousknishs

Virginia

4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 72

A- pours a deep garnet tinged brown with a finger of khaki colored head. Decent retention with some spotty lacing.

S- starts out with a big dry rich malt aroma with motes of leather, tabacco and sundried dark fruit gallore. Woody mulchy hops blend in with notes of leaf and citrus. Finishes with a port character.

T- rich dark fruity malt with port like qualities up front with notes of tabacco and leather. A citrusy hop pops in the middle and transitions into woody leafy tones. Finishes dry with a rich lingering fruit and lingering balanced leafy hop bitterness.

MF- rich slick mouthfeel with a medium body. Low perfect carbonation.

D- oh so drinkable! Especially for 10%... more please.

Overall a worldclass brew!

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 01:52:54 | More by Viciousknishs
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

***Batch 73***

Picked this up at New Beer in NYC 2 years ago.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

Appearance: 4 fingers of light mocha foam above an opaque brown body that has hues of red wine in the light. Retention is pretty good though not great and a good sized amount of lacing.

Smell: Figs, light hickory, strong toffee, firewood and white chocolate(?).

Taste: Sweet dried fruit, plums, wisps of smoke, caramel, raisins, berries and could swear i taste a bit of hops. Light mix of wood and leather. I like it but i'm not totally into it.

Mouthfeel: Some mild bitterness, decent carbonation, creamy with a bit of heat in the finish.

Overall|: A solid brew but for some reason, it didn't completely grab me. I liked it but not an "A" beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 12:14:36 | More by papat444
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bespin15

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-05-2011 10:17:27 | More by bespin15
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-05-2011 04:27:34 | More by HopStoopid120
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drgarage

California

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of Batch 82.

Crazy strong prune/plum smell on opening. Endlessly complex nose. Taste falls a bit short of the smell, but is still darn good. Heavily carbonated, which actually hurt the mouthfeel a bit for me. I'd prefer to have more of a classic old ale texture, which I'm sure would come with age. A first-rate sipper, but I think I like Fred more, at least fresh.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 07:37:55 | More by drgarage
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tbizzle0

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-03-2011 04:18:50 | More by tbizzle0
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falcon1

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-02-2011 01:35:21 | More by falcon1
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rab53

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -18%

12-01-2011 06:55:54 | More by rab53
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nh2032

New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-01-2011 03:34:30 | More by nh2032
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-01-2011 00:49:13 | More by Rochefort10nh
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brew3crew

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.3%

12-01-2011 00:47:05 | More by brew3crew
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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 76

Pours a clear reddish brown. Nice off white head. Looks pretty solid. Smells malty and smokey. Nothing special. Tastes roasted and slightly bitter. Really light and roasty. Overall well carbonated. Not thrilling me though. Meh... Wouldn't drink it again

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 00:34:23 | More by Urbancaver
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-30-2011 21:41:56 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-30-2011 19:52:15 | More by djrn2
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JRod1969

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-29-2011 20:19:25 | More by JRod1969
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RViator325

Washington

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-29-2011 04:09:07 | More by RViator325
Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,063 ratings.