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

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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
Ranking:
#2,567
Reviews:
869
Ratings:
1,831
pDev:
11.79%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
Wants:
381
Gots:
310
Trade:
17
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Photo of pagriley
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MDDMD
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
3.43/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cd34
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sludgeman
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Brewery.

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Photo of pezhead_79
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The alcohol is hidden beautifully in this strong ale. The aroma of cloves and other spices leads to the initial flavor profile. The back notes of the sugar mellow it all out. Just a really good beer.

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Photo of probert
2.66/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Reinmogard
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dabear85
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbom
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GMan310
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
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 +4.2%
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 -20.9%
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 -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScottP
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,831 ratings