Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room

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Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Oregon, United States
3.87 | pDev: 10.85%
Oct 23, 2020
May 17, 2012
Very Good
Notes: First introduced at FredFest 2012. The brewery's first lager is named for brewer Alan Sprints' mother, Lila.

Sprints calls the beer a 'pale bock'. Lagered for 12 weeks.

Dry hopped with spicy Noble Saaz.
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a lightly hazy, medium golden amber with a one inch white head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of grainy and bready malt, grassy noble hops and a touch of lemon. Flavor is bready malt with a little graininess, mild caramel, grassy hops; finishes with a little grain, mild sweetness and dry grassy hops. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A pleasant maibock with a bit of pilsner hop character, but still finishing slightly sweet as per style. The hops are clearly continental, subdued, but flavorful. Nice malty base. Easy drinking and reminiscent of German lagers while still having its own character.
Oct 23, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Jul 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2019 draft...

Bronze and brass, crystal clear with a gorgeous and unpretentious bone white foam.

Simple notes of toasted bread crusts and dried freshly mowed grass.

Flavor follows with a sweet and sugary white bread, the slightest touch of caramel, and an herbal dried grass finish.

Light and crisp with a bitter favoring over a rustic and simple sweetness. Very easy to drink.

A wonderful example of the style. Clean, simple, delicious, and easy to drink. Can't ask for much more for a Vienna style lager.

Jun 19, 2019
Rated: 3.53 by QuakeAttack from California

Jun 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had this on 2019-05-26 in Portland, OR at the brewery on tap.

A - Clear gold

S - Vienna malt,

T - Rich malt and earthy spice. Tangy with a touch of bitter.

M - Light-medium body and carb

O - True to German style.
May 26, 2019
Rated: 3.3 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 06, 2019
Rated: 3.91 by SFC21 from Florida

Jul 21, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Draft at taproom. Soft and silky, tons of lacing. Pleasant, light malty aroma. Dances on the tongue. Grainy, heady, piquant and savory. A real treat for sure.
Feb 23, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by the_encinitan from California

Mar 21, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Jan 19, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Dec 03, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by Wontonst from California

Nov 26, 2016
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

Oct 21, 2016
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Reviewed by fizzician from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Tasting glass at the brew pub, hazy gold color with nice lacing. Sweet, bready aroma. Smooth, creamy, malty taste, sweet without being cloying. Nice on a cool fall day.
Sep 24, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by cd34 from Illinois

Aug 21, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by herman77 from Minnesota

Aug 14, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by anteater from Oregon

Aug 11, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Kmat10 from Canada (AB)

Aug 04, 2015
Rated: 5 by juicebox from Kentucky

Aug 04, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

Jul 21, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by BakaGaijin from Canada (ON)

Jul 13, 2015
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I had this beer on-tap in a tulip at the brewery.

Appearance: light golden hue with a moderate haze. Head is a thin layer of creamy ivory foam leaving a nice lace on the glass.

Smell: quite sweet and malty, which is appropriate to the style. Not complex, but nice.

Taste: light and malty, with a bit of a raspy, herbal hoppiness. Pretty refreshing.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and creaminess. I like it.

Overall: refreshing, though the bitterness is just a tad harsh.
Jul 05, 2015
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Hair of the Dog in Portland, Oregon.

Pours a lighter golden yellow body, one finger white head. Not much retention or lacing. Smells of grass, earth, sweet caramel, citrus, fairly bready. Slightly perfume-y. Flavour is similarly bready, a bit of caramel, mild citrus, a fair amount of grass and earth, with a slight earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly syrupy and sticky, a bit on the sweeter side on the finish. Overall, a different type of beer but not my style. Sweet and a bit perfume-y.
Jun 26, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by TeamSeinfeld from Minnesota

Jun 25, 2015
Rated: 3.95 by constantine_272 from Oregon

Jun 21, 2015
Rated: 4 by YamagamiTravis from Canada (BC)

Jun 08, 2015
Rated: 3.93 by Beer-Zombie from Oregon

May 30, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by kylemckinnis from Colorado

May 28, 2015
Rated: 3.6 by birchstick from Colorado

May 27, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by Seattle_Suds from Washington

May 16, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Texasfan549 from Texas

May 11, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Rothobinide from California

May 09, 2015
Rated: 3.58 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Jan 29, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by kamikazeokami from Oregon

Dec 10, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by deebo from Michigan

Oct 31, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by ssgunbond from Belgium

Oct 18, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by allstar255 from California

Oct 18, 2014
Rated: 4 by BodyPolitic from New York

Sep 25, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by tjcamm from Oregon

Sep 07, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by ScottJWing from Ohio

Sep 06, 2014
Lila from Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 104 ratings