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

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89
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44 Ratings
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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: Rotating

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Added by jdense on 05-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
44
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mdfb79
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Photo of tim007007
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Photo of yeaprolly
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sloelco
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUQT
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mehinaman
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
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 +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of leftoverburrito
2.75/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of nataku00
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of mjohnson17
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of deuce9259
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of QuakeAttack
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of anteater
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattsander
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BillRoth
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Phobicsquirrel
4.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow! I was really impressed with this beer. I would easily buy as much as I could if it was in bottles. This had all of the goodness from the bourbon Fred however it adds cherry to the mix. I love cherry and on this brew they nailed it! Sometimes you can barely taste the cherries and other times it is way over used. On this though, not the case.

Smell was amazing, bourbon, chocolate, and cherry! The taste is just as it smells however you get all of the little bonus's such as the molasses and thick sweetness. Sure, it's a sweet beer so if you like sweet beers then give it a go. The beer is not bitter at all. If anything if you like the bourbon Fred and if you like cherry than you will be in love. I had 4 glasses of this stuff and my wife had to drive after but well worth it.

Tasting Notes:

Bourbon
Cherry
Molasses
Long Finish

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery yesterday.
Still deep brown reddish highlights no head or lace. Nose is plenty of cherries and bourbon, brown sugar. The Fred base is obliterated, it's amazing how pervasive the cherry character is here. The palate is the same. More like cherry Adam than Fred, but without the earthy tobacco complexity. Candi sugar, a touch of rye spice, caramel, toffee and brown sugar. Long, boozy finish with blend of cherries and bourbon. Not much vanilla. Full body in body and mildly carbonated, this beer is a decadent treat. . Yum.

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Photo of JOrtt
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Cherry Fred From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
4.26 out of 5 based on 44 ratings.
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