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

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Aged in Bourbon barrels with Baird Family farms peaches for 17 months."

Added by TulipSnifter on 11-20-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,802
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
33
pDev:
21.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Current version of this beer is almost too much of a good thing. While I get some underlying fred base beer and peach, the bourbon in this really dominates, and is a bit over the top. The bourbon seemed to transform the flavor profile into almost a fruit cocktail like fruit flavor, that was enjoyable, but a bit odd (the noticeable high abv. doesn't help).

Hard to imagine getting a full tulip of this beer. Got just a sampler size pour, and struggled getting it down.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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2.71/5  rDev -21%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very nice freebie taster from the bartender at the brewpub in Portland. 2 oz. served in a taster tulip on November 29th, 2012.

A Looks identical to regular Fred but with peach floaties in it. Yummy. No lacing or retention to speak of.

S - Light Belgian yeast, cherry, brown sugar, and peach skins. No doubt about the added fruit.

T - Toffee, light sugar, touches of peach juice, and a bit of tropical and buttering hops. Altogether, this blend is weirdly medicinal and overly sweet.

M - Light-medium body, medium carbonation, semi-sweet finish.

D - It's a cool idea, but definitely doesn't taste as nice as Bourbon Fred FtW.

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2.58/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Peach Fred From the Wood. On tap at the brewery yesterday.

Amber with no head, the nose is a blend of peach, astringent, tannic brash oak, vanillin-heavy and booze. Peach is secondary here. The palate opens super, super oaky. Reminiscent of the 2008 Fred FTW but even more intense, with copious amounts of bourbon, oak, vanilla, tannins and some peach in the mid-palate, Tannic and intense on the finish, this beer is intense, washing out all that's good about Fred. Carbonation is too high, and the oak is way overdone. Disappointing.

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.06/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Barely missed Maple Fred FtW :(. Wendy says Alan calls this Peach Fred, not Peach Fred FtW because that uses diff barrels. These are bourbon barrels fwiw.

Typically ugly HotD Fred pour, but it has carbonation! Hooray for bubbles! Aroma is sweet and aged-boozy, accented by peach and bourbon.

Taste is an odd mix of boozy malts, Belgian yeast, peaches, and bourbon. Pretty weird and honestly suffers a little from FPS (fancy play syndrome), but I kinda like it. Body is thick with just the right amount of carbonation, which is nice for a change.

Enjoyable, but happy I only ordered a 3oz taster.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Peach Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 33 ratings
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