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

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FredFred
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Oregon, United States | website

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
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858
Ratings:
1,776
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
17.11%
 
 
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381
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315
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Photo of xraided81
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2010 Vintage;
Pours a 4 inch fluffy off white head into a tulip. Pours a bright golden orange with a slight hazy cloudiness, persistent head.
S: Double IPA hop profile, aggresive west coast american hops shine through with sweet bready aromas from the malt creeping through as the beer warms up.
T: caramel, sugar, dark ripe fruits, dried oranges, candied pineaple
M: Effervescent persistent carbonation, medium mouthfeel, has the mouthfeel and body of a double ipa more than a barleywine.
O: this is the easiest drinking barleywine i have ever head, beutiful looking beer, that taste as delicious as it looks, if this was available in 6 packs i could easily put one down during a football game, and would proabably not remember much of the game, great beer cant wait to try bourbon fred from the wood

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Photo of abuliarose
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Body is a clear and deep red amber with an appealingly creamy bit of head and some clouds of very fine bubbles nucleating throughout when swirled. For a barleywine this is very pretty. Smells deliciously sweet, with a solid caramel malt and vanilla presence and a little bit of golden raisin and golden syrup thrown in. Maybe even lychee. These are delicious barleywine smells.

Tastes like it smells, but not overly so! Sweet, malty and much lighter on the tongue than expected with a noticeable but very well balanced and refreshingly bitter hop presence. Some light warming spice to the taste. Mouthfeel is silky and creamy but not syrupy with carbonation more of a palate cleanser (very fine-grained) than a presence. Awesome characteristic for a stronger beer, and one I can't remember an equal to. Alcohol is there, but very well integrated and making this too easy to drink.

Overall, this is one of my new favorite sippers. If only it were easier for me to get.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A truly exceptional beer from a great brewery. My favorite of their products that I've had. Batch # 69. Poured a beautiful hazy dark orange with little head, but excellent lacing. The smell had deep aromas of candi sugar, orange blossom honey, lemon zest, and brandied raisins. Wonderful. The taste is even nicer, with the sweet flavors being complimented by a great earthy, piney, hoppy bitterness on the finish. Big and on the sweet side like a barley wine, with additional flavors of sweet orange, fruitcake, sweet malt, and the same notes as were in the aroma. Mouthfeel is exceptional- smooth, creamy, and substantial. Excellent drinkability as well. It's definitely a sipper, but it is also immensely satisfying. Kudos!

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Photo of Wackyfoot
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Awesome almost burgandy colored pour with a surprisingly large head. Flavor is full of sugar and fruit and a little bit of caramel lurking behind. The alcohol flavor is present but isn't invasive at all. One of the best barleywines that I've ever had.

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Photo of jakon
4.73/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch #68

This has been one of my favorite brews since I first tried it, and I don't think that will ever change. It was love at first sip. A special ale indeed.

Be careful when you pour this. It requires more of a decantation than a pour. If you go the aggressive route, you'll be standing around waiting for quite awhile before there's enough room to continue your feeble attempt at taming the great Fred.

The retention is rivaled by few. The tightly compacted bubbles form together by the thousand like a proud army atop a precious gold reserve. As though they are insisting you take full notice of the apparent magnificence before you are granted entry.

And now you see what makes this brew worth fawning over. The flavor is exceptional. I won't even attempt to pick it apart. That would be like critiquing a princess' attire as you stood before her. This beer commands respect, and demands to be sipped rather than drank. It is not a hop bomb in the traditional sense, but has boundless hop characteristics. In other words, it isn't bitter, but has a ton of citrus/fruit/floral notes. And the sweetness from the malt is anything but cloying. Much like the Adam from the same brewery, I think the words that best describe this beer are "amazing, balanced and unique." Simply put, I love this beer.

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Photo of gabrielsyme
4.73/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served in a tulip. Rich copper color. Plenty of carbonation, and nice lacing on the glass. Lots of toasted malt. Sweet without being sickly, like caramelized apples in a pie. I'm not getting much hop bitterness, possibly because I've aged this quite a while. Delicious. Batch 71.

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Photo of russpowell
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch# 68; from bottletrek as I recall.

Pours a murky amber into a Ommegang halice, with 3 fingers of sand colored head. Stays hazed throughout, mega lacing & head retention

S: Fruitty as all hell, through & through

T: See above ( raisins, figs, & dates), with rich piney hops up front! Some boozeyness as this warms, along with more fruittyness & piney hops. Finishes with honey, piney hops, much fruittyness & SOME GRAPEFRUIT, sorry for the caps lock!!

MF: Mucho chewy with vigorous carbonation & some booze.

Drinks good for the style & ABV, this is a closer as opposed to a session beer, but could lull you down that alley & bite you! This could easily pass itself off as an English BW as well!

Lives up to the hype, if not the price..., but close

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Photo of marcpal
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you msubulldog25 for this bad boy, quite a treat. This one was brewed from batch 69 and poured into large snifter.

A: Looks great from the start with an appetizing gold color. Not huge head but fluffy and pillowlike. Spiderweb lacing.

S: Strong aroma of fruits- little bit different from expectations of a barleywine. Plenty of honey scents and some grapefruit. Could pick up a bit of the hoppiness.

T: Strong and delicious. The hop bitters come through in all directions. Fruitiness of the aroma a bit masked in the flavor but still present. Reminded me of honey graham crackers and the sharp, sweet alcohol bite matched beautifully.

M: Thick, coating and a nice alcohol aftertaste. Little carbonation outweighed by the spices and hops.

D: The alcohol is there indeed, one that is meant to be sipped and enjoyed. Letting it warm a bit did it some favors Im sure. Id love to get my hands on some more of these sometime soon, or get out to Portland I guess.

A barleywine surely worth seeking out. Seems a bit more of a strong belgian but terrific. Thanks again bulldog.

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Photo of Donnie2112
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

bright yellow gold orange in color, hazy but not cloudy film of head, a bit of light carbonation

the aroma reminds me of sweet citrus fruit and grapes it is just so incredibly sweet

AMAZINGLY sweet malt, it's so sweet that it makes me think of the REAL maple syrup the overall profile of flavors makes me think of an over ripe grapefruit. The hops come in with a sharp bitterness, the flavor is herbal but the sharpness of the bitterness is almost like unsweetened coacoa. whether or not it means anything there is something about this beer that makes me think of coca cola, but not in a bad way at all

medium heavy body, lightly carbonated but not undercarbonated for the style. Just a bit of astringence on the finish

this is actually one of the more drinkable barleywines I've had. In fact it might be the most drinkable barleywines that I've had. I've been repeatedly amazed by Hair of the Dog recently.

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Photo of walshclimb
4.71/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This refers to a 12 oz. bottle of batch 67 Fred poured in a tulip glass on 8/22/07. Pours clear, dark honey with thick bubbly head with bubbles ranging from v. small to 1/4" and small bubbles rising up through the body.l Nice, somewhat uneven lacing. Smells of warm, sweet malt with honey and doughy yeast and mild alcoholic scent. The initial flavor is big, malty, and sweet IF and a nice, long lived bitter aftertaste. The bitterness is strong enough that you can almost feel it in your teeth! Long lived, tasty, and very interesting. The overall impression is of a reasonably balanced beer although neither the initial flavor nor the aftertaste is particularly well-balanced. But the combination of the two creates a sense of balance because they are so big and so different. The transition from big malt to refreshing hop bitterness makes this possible. The mouthfeel is full-bodied with slightly creamy texture, lively carbonation, and somewhat alcoholic finish. This is an ultra-classic beer that has complex flavor and a beautiful appearance. Definitely a must for any tasting list. Stock up on a visit to Portland as it is not very common outside the Pacific NW.

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Photo of brentk56
4.71/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Batch 62

Appearance: Pours a hazy medium caramel with a prodigious head that lasts forever and splashes tons of lacing around the glass

Smell: Toffee, vanilla, a fully dressed hamburger (is this possible?), some grassy and piney hop aromas and some butterscotch

Taste: Starts with a wonderfully subtle toffee flavor with a touch of fruitiness; after the swallow, a variety of hops flavors emerge taking the bitterness in different but never extreme directions (tobacco, leather, a touch of pine and a touch of mandarin orange)

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and a load of carbonation; warmth in the gullet after the swallow

Drinkability: Along with Adam, Hair of the Dog makes two of the most astounding beers I have tasted; full of flavor but never over the top

Thanks, aslamm75, for the chance to try a 2009 bottling in 2016 - still drinking great

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Photo of rosebud
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I Love this beer and the brewery, what a line of products they produce! Next to IPA's, Barley Wines are 2nd to me. From the 1st sip, this beer says hello to you and demands to be recognized! I wish I knew what hops they used, and, this is not a beer for the faint of heart at 11.5% abv you drink this one slowly and savor every beautiful sip, and why rush, alot of work went into to creating such a fine product, definitely a barley wine lovers beer.

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Photo of JizackFH
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer pours a beautiful hazy golden color. It has a nice 2-finger white head on it. The head has great retention, and it leaves some nice lacing behind on the glass.

S - It smells of sweet malts and a big fruitiness. There is a nice hop presence and I am also getting some notes of spices, citrus, hops, and a touch of alcohol too.

T - This has a very complex taste. There are a lot of fruit notes such as banana, pear, apple, figs, raisins, and apple. There is a lot of sweet caramel malts, and quite a nice hop character as well. I am also getting notes of brown sugar, booze, some spices, and wood.

M - It has a full body and good carbonation. It goes down very smooth, and has a rich and creamy feel to it. It has a bit of a chewy quality to it. It also feels a bit foamy. It is sweet, and there is also some lingering hop bitterness.

O - This has good drinkability. I think it is a bit of a sipper, but the flavor makes me not want to put it down. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. The flavor is great and complex, leaving different flavors in your mouth with each sip. I highly recommend this beer. I will be picking this up again, no doubt.

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Photo of naderator55
4.69/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber color. Nice two inch head that stays along for a good portion of the ride.
As soon as I opened the bottle the aroma hit me in the nose. Floral and fruity. Picked up a hint of oak.
The taste is great. Caramel, dark fruit, oak all come through pretty strong. Bitterness comes quick. The hops start off citrus and move into a floral taste.
Nice creamy mouthfeel
I could drink a couple of these the alchohol is very well hid.

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Photo of BrownNut
4.69/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Batch 86 (bottled 3-22-12), drunk 6 months later, cool, tulip

A - 4.25 - Cloudy apple cider color, but then again I didn't think to hold back the yeast from the initial pour. Modest off white creamy head.

S - 4.5 - So pungent on initial pour, an almost winey puff of aroma spread around. Then it went straight malt, bringing to mind various breakfast cereals. Then it transmuted into a near-sherry smell. Yeah, definitely sherry... except that kind of borders on a yeast smell. So much happening!

T - 4.75 - Not surprisingly it tastes just like it smells, a cross between sherry and malty cereals, like the perfect cross between the two. There's a mild honey element, and though there's some sweetness, it's more the flavor or "throat fumes" of a special honey than necessarily the sweetness. There's almost an apple element going on, both the sweet nectar of the ripest apple and a somewhat bitter oxidized apple flesh taste. No real hop presence unless that oxidized apple bitterness is the hops. So refined and mature and elegant. Classy is the word I'm looking for. And yet the flavor is lighter and more subdued than you'd expect for something this concentratedly thick. A nice hot fume wafts up the throat for a good while after each swallow. There's a bit of that oxidized apple flesh bitterness left on the tongue for a bit.

M - 5.0 - Heavy body, the first I can genuinely categorize that way. So silkenly smooth, particularly on the lips, that it's sexy. That's easily the best mouthfeel I've ever experienced. The mouth is left coated. The few other 5's I've given out in this category should now realistically be 4.75s.

O - 4.75 - Holy cow. I had heard HotD was one of the best breweries around, but I'm cynical about hype anymore. But in this case it happens to be true. This is a sophisticated and impressively classy brew. The craftsmanship here is just impressive. I can't find a better word. Instant high respect and esteem for the brewers. Halfway through the glass I was already sad that I only had half a glass left. And only a 12oz! Accursed single-bottle limit! I agree with others who say to drink this cool and to savor it slowly in sips over an unhurried time. Treat it more like a digestif. I may need to rethink my reluctance to award scores of 5 after this. I keep wanting to leave room at the top of my scores for the very best beers I haven't tried yet, and I may have found one of them here. A tour de force.

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Photo of skar
4.67/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the Blind Tiger, NYC 11/5/03 Belgian Beer Fest

Appearance/Head: Cloudy, reddish amber color. Excellent head that lasts.

Aroma: Strong, powerful grapefruit aroma with nutty and toffee notes. I also notice some British barleywine malt aroma and even a hint of artisinal cheese. Very complex aroma.

Taste: Starts with a rich malty sweetness. Lots of tangy citrus fruit. Ends with a bitter, crisp finish. Also a little dry with notes of tonic water. Each sip brings different malt and hop flavors. Reminds me a little of Fraoch Heather Ale.

Bottom line: A NW beer with outstanding complexity. Almost perfect, this beer deserves its own style and a group of beers trying to clone the flavor.

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Photo of coldmeat23
4.67/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
BATCH #76
Huge thanks goes to chewy for this one!

A lightly hazy, light brown tinted, golden amber colored colored liquid fills my glass. It has almost a fingers worth of creamy, light tan colored, foam sitting on top. This recedes to about an 1/8 of an inch surface covering which then hangs around for most of the glass. The lacing is thin strands and is very sticky.

The nose is filled with a ton of sweet malts. Along with a bunch of sugar covered fruits. Bananas, pears, golden raisins, pineapple, peaches and more. Mild notes of bready yeast. A very light touch of hops. Booziness is light, especially for the 10.0%abv that this one has.

Wow. This doesn't taste like any other barleywine that I've ever had before. It doesn't really taste like any other beer either. Sure, it's big and malty like a barleywine, but it's so light and golden tasting. (Yes, I just used 'golden' as a taste descriptor!) It's full of lush fruit notes and mild honey hints. It's way complex and the flavor indicates that it ought to be huge and heavy, but it's so light and delicate.
Delicious.

Velvet-like. It's a full-bodied brew and it has a medium-to-high level of carbonation. It's filled with those tiny little bubbles that you seem to only get from bottle conditioning. They make this very nicely creamy and a joy to consume.

At 10.0%abv, or as a barleywine, this probably shouldn't be so easily drinkable. It goes down so easily though. I'd have no problem enjoying this one....alot!
HotD is one kickass brewery.

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Photo of AlexJ
4.67/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got to try this wonderful brew at a homebrewers meeting, a real treat! Pours a deep chestnut color with a moderate head of light beige that laces beautifully. Surprisingly good head retention for a high-grav beer. Mouth-watering sweet malt aromas of dried flowers, peach, mango, burnt caramel, spiced rum, and pinecone hops. A prelude to the flavor...all of the above and more. Creamy malted milk, spiced peaches, port, and floral and pine hops. Superb thick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Finish is long with creamy malts fading into pine sap glory. I wish I had the whole bottle to myself, this is what a barleywind should be!

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Photo of mattmaples
4.66/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Fred RULES!!!! I do not agree with the barley wine designation but other than the review was dead on. Jason and Todd's idea of putting this beer down and ageing it out is a good one. I have a case for Fred magnums in my beer cellar just wait for a party to see the light of day. They have been aging for over two years . Pat Savage from Hair of the Dog gave me a magnum of 1999 "Fred from the Wood" which means it was aged in oak.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fred looked like brown sugar with a slight orange to it. The orange comes through as a brilliant glow when held to the light. This was foggy with a few suspended particles floating about. The head was a big billowy white meringue that left little snow banks of lace around my tulip.

Smells of raisins, green grapes and brown sugar with a port like dryness tied to a little oak.

Tastes of smooth creamy barley with hints of brown sugar and a brown rice. Finishes with a lightly carbonized caramel blended in with a woody oak. The alcohol comes through here too as a flavorful glow.

The mouth feel is medium bodied with a light frothy carbonation. Feels silky and the carbonation really adds a lot of substance to this beer.

Very nice. A pleasure to sip.

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Photo of aforbes10
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of two bottles purchased at Capone's in Norristown, PA. Bottle foams up and out after opening but luckily i had a glass ready to go. Pours red to gold with significant flecks of sediment and a big puffy head. Odor is of teffee and malt and fermenting fruits. Alcohol is in there as as a brandy-like quality. Taste is great. All the flavors come together beautifully. Hoppiness concentrated in the head and make the first sips somewhat bitter. Then it becomes sweeter with a sweet caramel malt with only a hint of bitterness. Alcohol well hidden in the flavor. Peaches and raspberries and big overripe plums are in the flavor too. Maybe could use a cellaring to reduce the hops just a tiny bit more as it becomes increasingly bitter as i drink. Full bodied without being cloying. Very drinkable. Overwhelmingly so. Like a good Thomas Hardy with a bit more of a hop presence.

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Photo of t0rin0
4.64/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This 12 oz bottle was from batch 4. It was kinda hazy and there wasnt much head but I'm assuming thats due to its age. The color was a bit light for a barleywine but a nice amber color. What little foam appeared was thick and creamy and slightly off-white.

The beer smelled very malty, somewhat like maple syrup (again due to aging). There was a bit of fruitiness coming out as well with a little bit of piney hops. Overall it smelled very nice. The taste was more towards the maple flavor hinted at by the smell. The hops had subsided somewhat. Very nice balance. There was also a bit of chocolate in there. It was a wonderful flavor, one the best beers I''ve had (out of 700 at this point). It had a lot of body to it, very thick, kind of refreshing after drinking octoberfest beers and now pumpkin beers for the last few months. Definately very drinkable, no alcohol burn present.

This is one of the best barleywines that I've had yet, behind only Avery's Samael, Great Divide's Old Ruffian, and Victory's Old Horizontal.

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Photo of bditty187
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Batch #49

Hazy, bronzy-gold in hue with a beige influence, moderate amounts of animation danced towards the massive off-white head. Sitting in my glass the head rested at a sturdy three fingers in height. And it wasn’t going anywhere. In other words the head retention was amazing, after some time passed the head started to fade to a tight, foamy cap. Subsequent lacing was prevalent and very sticky. I didn’t notice the sediment in the bottle (nor did I read the label on the bottle, again), I did notice the rather large yeast chunks in the bottom of my glass. It looks like gerbil food. Aside from this aspect the beer is very attractive. I should stop looking at it and smell it already! The nose is fruity and hoppy. Of course it really isn’t that simple smelling. On the front of the bouquet the fruit really sang, loads of peaches and nectarines, apples and pears. Then the fruit blends with spices, like orange zest and figs, coriander too. Where the spicy hops start is anyone’s guess. Once the nose got flowery I figured the hops were in full swing. At the very finish are whiffs of alcohol and every third sniff I think I caught a suggestion of malt. The nose is very complex but the potency isn’t very loud. Don’t get me wrong the invitation is clear and the time to drink has arrived. The first sip of the nectar surprised the hell out of me. It was way maltier than I was expecting. Fred is one chewy bastard! The malty sweetness is lovely; it is very deep and very wide. Caramely. The malt backbone is significant; there is no doubt about that. However the hoppiness is equally “significant.” Lord, this is one hoppy beer! This is really amazing that the hops actually do more than just balance this beer; hoppy bitterness actually shines through the massive maltiness. I am deeply impressed. I can’t forget to mention the fruity characteristic. Peaches, oranges, citrus zest, and figgy apples and pears conclude the fruitiness. There is more spiciness too; this melts perfectly with the alcohol heat and flavor. The palate has a Belgium flare, like Duvel but it also reminds me of Morimoto Imperial Pilsner (which was Belgium-like to me) in the way it is hopped. However the malt backbone is American Barleywine all the way. Awesome. Full bodied, thick in the mouth. Low but natural carbonation only accentuates the fullness. I am *forced* to sip and savor. This is an amazing beer. I am very impressed. I expected a great beer and that is what I quaffed. I really wish I had bought more than one bottle in Loveland, CO. That was a foolish mistake. Highly recommended.

This beer was consumed to celebrate my two-year anniversary on BA!

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Photo of largadeer
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another awesome vintage beer shared by HopHead84. Thanks, Shane. This review is for Fred batch 1, bottled October 28, 1997, consumed on November 8, 2009, making this just over 12 years old.

Gently poured into two snifters, this beer is tawny-colored with a slight haze. Half an inch of off-white head rises and slowly settles to a thin film. With plenty of carbonation, this looks great for a 12 year old beer.

The aroma is rich and nuanced. Oxidation has changed this beer quite a bit, and mostly for the better. It has developed notes of sherry, leather, wood and earth. The toffee and honey-like sweetness found in fresh bottles of Fred is still noticeable in the aroma, but hops have long since faded. I get a faint spiciness as well - allspice and nutmeg.

It's initially sweet on the palate, honey and caramel up-front, with more earthy, woody, drying flavors mid-palate. The body has held up quite well, as has the carbonation. I'm amazed at how gracefully this has oxidized, taking on port and sherry-like characteristics without developing any unpleasant staleness. The finish is bittersweet, flavors of toast and caramel leading into a woody, spicy aftertaste.

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Photo of Oneinchaway
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very distinguishable beer that kept me guessing what it was exactly during a blind bag taste.

Good slightly cloudy and darker yellow look with a light coating of head).

Very smooth mouthfeel that goes right down.

Very banana like aroma jumps from the glass with a very similar taste to mimic its scent.

Overall a very deliciously sweet beer (like that of the juice straight out of a fruit).

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Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
91 out of 100 based on 858 ratings.
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