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

FredFred
BA SCORE
86.4%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 1,820 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
Ranking:
#2,370
Reviews:
867
Ratings:
1,820
Liked:
1,572
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
11.79%
Alströms:
4.17
 
 
Wants:
383
Gots:
313
Trade:
17
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into my Rodenbach Grand Cru glass...A confusing pour as this is the lightest barleywine I've ever seen...A dark gold with copper in the middle. An off white head with a decent cap, great lacing...Honey bomb on the front, lemon, hoppy barleywine finish...The taste is really sweet, lots of honey, easy to drink. Hoppy finish. Strange but drinkable, a little intrigued.

Can't recommend but I'd drink it again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter.

Appearance: golden color, pours one inch of thick white head that fades slowly. Minimal lacing.

Smell: malty, eatery, some subtle spice, rye malt, candi sugar, anise, cloves.

Taste: sweet, syrupy, oak, vanilla, a little spice, cloves, bourbon notes, anise, bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: full bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth, very thick/viscous, a bit boozy.

Overall: the appearance is very deceiving. Looks like a typical golden Belgian ale, but drinks like a bourbon barrel aged barleywine. Very nice. Complex.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch number 36,dark deep orange color, small creamy head, aroma of earthy pine and chocoloate, sweet smokey fruity apple and plum flavors, full body, full thick mouthfeel, very smooth, one awesome brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, Batch 83, poured into a small snifter. Super hyper carbonation on pour that lead to a massive, all glass consuming head. I stopped and let the head relax then started again but much more gentle. Color is on the copper side with some yellow highlights. Fairly clear and the head is just a hint off of bright white color and sea foam in appearance. Lace is off the hook sticky and great looking.

Smell is much like a barleywine, sweet caramel, some tart like a green apple. Some light virgin wood and just a hint of alcohol.

Taste is much like the nose. There is a tart bite right off the bat that does taste much like a green apple. Then the taste mellows into the sweet malts that I smelled. Not so much caramel or even caramelized sugar but sweet none the less. Not a hint of alcohol in this. Quite nice.

Mouth is medium, body if full, carbonation is medium and crisp (not as the pour first led on) and the finish is long and on the dry side.

Overall I was pleased with this one, but not overly impressed. The initial pour really caught me off guard and once I dealt with that and re-poured this it became quite nice. Get it if you can but don't trade the world for it.

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Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Beer rating: 86.4% out of 100 with 1,820 ratings
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