Fred | Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
1,817 Ratings
FredFred
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Oregon, United States
hairofthedog.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fred was created to honor beer writer and historian Fred Eckhardt. It is made with aromatic and rye malts and includes 10 different hop varieties.

10% alcohol by volume
65 IBUs.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-13-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,817
Reviews:
866
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
381
Gots:
315
For Trade:
18
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,817 |  Reviews: 866
Photo of dpgoblejr
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.66/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GMan310
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

hard beer to take down. very smooth ill say that. the look is not great either. hope too try adam next. this was not so great.

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Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As stated before, I'm very fortunate to live close to this brewery. This is another home run from a brewery that stands out for outstanding heavy beers. This is another go to for me along with their Adam. I love this elusive special golden ale or golden strong ale style. The 10% is fairly hidden. I get a lot of clove, vanilla, sugar, malt, a little nuttiness and very creamy. Keep up the good work HOTD. Now if I could only find Matt so I can rate it.

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Photo of colts9016
3.22/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From 2009 poured into a snifter at 50 degree. An orange color beer with some amber hue. The head is one finger thick with some retention. The clarity of is slightly opaque.

Citrus, bread, biscuit, yeast, caramel, floral, and boozy.

Orange peel, bread, biscuit, yeast, caramel, and some stone fruit, like peaches, and apricots.

The mouthfeel is dry slightly carbonated and sticky.

This strong ale is sticky and sweet, I think it is over aged, the body of the beer is different. I really don't care for this one.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shoegueuze
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of datpingao
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ineluctablemodality
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScottP
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gtermi
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeWard
3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip. Batch # 90.

pours a slightly hazy yellow with a big white fluffy head. decent carbonation. head retains in lesser form all the way through. there are some sizable floaties, despite the careful pour of a bottle conditioned beer. leaves semi decent lacing.

very little on the nose, slight sweetness and some yeast.

taste was where this one lost me. the slight sweetness and strong bitterness did not mesh well at all for my palate. sweetness lasts but a few seconds but the bitterness persists and it's not a pleasant bitterness.

feel is medium and finish is bitter.

all in all not a good beer for me.

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Photo of G-Hawk
3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zizouandyuki
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fluffypaste
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smi69
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Epicfail97081
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of elNopalero
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a warming golden tan in the glass.
Low aroma. Nice bitterness. Overly sweet finish. Belgo-candi sugar overdose. This didn't do much for me at all.

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Photo of Chris-1911
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,817 ratings.
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