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Cherry Fred From The Wood | Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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4.25/5
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49 Ratings
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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jdense on 05-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,440
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
49
pDev:
11.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Birriria Volo, after all these years of missing this dog. Initially soapy glass despite the high $ per ounce. Then cherry, plastic cherry, sweet canned cherry. and Bourbon maple syrup that is the real taste, and not the off taste

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza. Reddish copper color. Aroma has rich malts, sticky bourbon and sweet dried fruits. Taste is sweet and sugary with dried fruits and cherry preserve. No carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eawolff99
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mdfb79
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cherry syrup

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Photo of dleiner
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big sweetness, rather flat. Towards the end of the night I ended up cuveeing this with some fresh Adam, a particularly leather / smokey batch. In a 2:1 ratio, fred to adam, became incredible.

Which is to say this is an excellent beer but lacking a touch in elements to balance the sweetness and bourbon.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm not really a fan of most cherry beers but this was definitely the best thing I had at HotD and that includes the very delicious 2013 Matt bottle I had later. Cherry is subtle and well integrated. I had this next to regular Fred and it didn't even seem like the same base beer. A truly great beer.

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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUQT
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mehinaman
4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this on draft at Brouwer's Cafe in Fremont. Wasn't sure what to expect, but man was this a great beer. Definitely the most "cherry" tasting cherry beer I've ever had. Not sour or mouth puckering at all so not for those looking for something mouth puckering or sour. It packs a punch though at 11% abv. Excellent overall

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of nataku00
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of mjohnson17
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of deuce9259
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of anteater
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Cherry Fred From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 49 ratings
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