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De Achtste Hond | Laughing Dog Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing
Idaho, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by taylor714914 on 10-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
26
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
12.15%
 
 
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Reviews by Guden:
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3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring.

A- Pale orange with just a tiny ring of white bubbles on the edge of the snifter. Very clear and pretty color and as much head as could be expected for a sour.

S- Upfront there's a big overripe fruit character, a bit cherry pie and a bit old banana. Also finding their way into the mix are light graininess, vanilla, sour apple and a touch of earthy funk that may be from the yeast or from hops.

T- Fruity with a bit of spiciness. Just a touch of light acidity, pleasant and finishes with a lingering sweet and sour sensation. Flavors pretty similar to nose throughout without anything very strong or complex but enjoyable nonetheless.

M- Light and dry, very drinkable with light carbonation that allows it to fill the mouth despite the lack of body.

O- A nice, simple sour. Nothing amazing here just a mildly tart refreshing beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.16/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Max's during BBW 2013 (from notes, 10/27/13).

A: Copper with a nice head.

S: Funk. Tart. Sour.

T: Oak mellows the tart/sour flavors here. Quite a bit earthy.

M: Smooth with a bit of a bite.

O: A nice balanced sour here that plays well off of the oak.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of LordofWord
3.02/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Sipped this immediately after a refreshing Westbrook Gose and was not too impressed. Sort of like a peach wine. Not particularly sour, not particularly complex. Just not up my alley.

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2.9/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Mattyb79
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of taylor714914
3.16/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Laughing Dog's 8th Anniversary Beer, aged for 1 Month in New Oak.

Had this on draft at Always Ron's.

Pours a light straw with a vigerous head that subsides quickly.

Smells of tartness, a bit of funk, and some cheesy hops.

Taste starts tart and refreshing, but the middle gets a little funky. It tastes as though aged hops were used, but were not aged properly. A funky cheese mildew like flavor is present there.

Back end has the funky cheese flavor lingering, with a touch of oak and hints of granny smith apples.

Overall, not bad for a brewery's first attempt at a sour.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.88/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of stevoj
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at PreFunk. Probably should rate this higher, ad I find it very appealing, die to its mildness. Not a big over the top tart sour, malt actually makes a presence here, downplaying the yeast. Very refreshing.

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3.9/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of HookemHoos
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of jbaker67
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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De Achtste Hond from Laughing Dog Brewing
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