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

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88
very good
43 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 Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fred Flanders is our regular Fred fermented with a variety of yeast and bacteria including Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and Pediococcus in American oak barrels for 3 years.
Draft only at this time.

Added by t0rin0 on 06-04-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
17
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.02%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.61/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dec 2011

Poured into a globe at Brouwer’s Cafe for the Big Wood event, 2008 version.

Pours a murky hazel with very little carbonation or head.

Smells like honey and straw, slight caramel.

Taste was very unique, very balanced honey, earthy, wood, slightly bitter.

Palate was mild with a bit of a bitter aftertaste.

Overall, a unique experience, not sure I’ve tried anything like this before. It’s drinkable but not something I would go head over heals to try again.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of doughanson78
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4oz sample poured into a mini tulip at the tasting room.

A: Caramel brown in color with a medium haze. A half finger tight white head that stuck around considering the ABV and left a good lacing.

S: Big bold bourbon and vanilla with tart citrus notes trying to bust through. Some caramel and Belgian notes lingering in the background.

T: Bourbon and vanilla consumes the palate. The vanilla really pushes the tart/sourness back and actually works well with it. Light oak, caramel, and clove. Alcohol and more vanilla in the finish.

M: Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Slightly sticky. Definitely an alcohol sting that coats the tongue and throat.

O: A very good beer. I would of liked the tartness to pop a little more and the bourbon to be a little more subdued. Don't know how much Alan has of this but it can only get better for years to come like most his beers.

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3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from tap into a tulip. Pours a hazy orange color with a nice head.

The bourbon barrel does dominate with some tones of oranges and citrus tones.

Fuller feel, but doesn't really show much tartness as the bourbon influence kinda kills that. There are notes of bourbon and oranges mostly.

A good beer that was a probably a good idea. The bourbon influence is pretty dominate and seems to hide the sour qualities.

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3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a bright golden yellow color with a thin white head on top. Not much lacing here or retention. The smell is very tart, it gives off lots of oak aromas with the bacteria screaming loudly here. The taste of the beer is completely different from the Fred from the Wood I had a while ago. It's very tart, lots of citric acid like flavors in this one. The malt is kind of hidden and there isn't much in the way of anything but the sourness. The mouthfeel is thin, decently carbonated and dry. Overall I expected this to be a lot more like the Fred from the Wood I had a long time ago but it was much thinner and all the heavy boozy sweetness was completely gone. A bit of a disappointment in my opinion here. I didn't think that the addition of Brett and other bacteria's would completely alter a beer like it did to this one.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the tasting room 02-24-12

A: Dark red shading towards brown. Minimal lacing, but great legs when I swirl the beer around the glass.

N: Oak and all it entails. Alcohol, cherry and grapes are also present. The nose doesn't exactly cause me to swoon, though.

T: Follows the nose with the sharp oakiness and a very strong cherry presence. Definitely some acetone/vinegar in here, but they're subtle. Still, this is a flanders red in name only; Flanders Fred is tart, but it's more of a hybrid of Fred From the Wood and the classic style.

M: Hearty like Fred. Seems my glass was better carbonated than a few of the previous tasters since I got a good prickly feeling.

O: This beer is truly all over the place, and it might be dependent on your mood as to how it'll strike you. I very much enjoyed the way it attacks the tongue, and I felt this glass was far better than the previous one I tried.

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at HotD Tasting Room on 2/19/12.

Appearance: Dark red color with a thin white head that ends up sitting on the rim of the glass. Not much lacing.

Smell: Immediately smell the tart cherry and some other dark fruits. Lots of sweetness.

Taste: To start, the tart and sour attributes stand out. Dark fruits, specifically cherry sweetness, and sugars balance out the sourness well. Tons of complexity with the booze, sweetness, acidic sour taste, and wood all making for an interesting experience. Warm alcohol finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin, low carbonation and pretty funky.

Overall: Pleasantly surprised by another awesome, anything but typical beer from HotD. Hard for me to decide what style to call this one, and I could really care less because it is stellar.

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Fred Flanders From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
4.1 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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