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

2,469 Ratings

Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Oregon, United States

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany. Adam was the first beer produced by Hair of the Dog.

10% alcohol by volume
50 IBUs.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

*The current rating is based off the best batch and tasting of this beer.
*Unless noted otherwise, all 12 oz. bottles

- Batch 82 / Bottled 17-Mar-11
- Cellared 09-Nov-11
- Poured into Lost Abbey Teku on 30-Nov-13 (aged little over 3.5 years)
Oldest Adam I've had to date, and this batch is becoming a favorite. Plenty of carbo. I get some nice caramel apple notes. A BW-quality that I didn't get much of in my previous experiences. Still get the nice leather notes, but the smokyness isn't there, or very subdued. Overall, very nice. Still have 3 more bottles of this batch and looking forward to them next year.

- Batch 91 / Bottled ??? (they need to update their website!)
- Poured into stemless wine glass on 7-Nov-14 (assuming less than a year old)
No carbonation!!! Maybe a hint of it, if that. Tasted decent. I actually didn't detect any heat and no woody, tabacco smoky element in the flavors. Did get some dark fruit sweetness with chocolate and hint of leather. Still good enough to finish a glass, but this is the worse batch yet. I cracked open another bottle from same batch the next night to find out for sure it wasn't just some outlier. Same thing. Beware of Batch 91!

- Batch 83 / Bottled 29-Mar-12
- Cellared 28-May-12
- Poured into stemless wine glass on 3-Nov-14 (aged 2 years 7 months)
This is probably the best batch and best tasting of Adam I've had yet. dark fruit and chocolate-y goodness! The not much tabacco ash as other batches, but its still there. It's more present in the nose than in the taste. The barrel-like notes and hints of leather are there in the base. Mouthfeel is spot on. Velvety without the loss of carbo. No unpleasant heat whatsoever.

Wish there was a way to know which batches would age this well or not. I would've bought more of this batch than, say, Batch 83.

- Batch 82 / Bottled 17-Mar-11
- Poured into Lost Abbey Teku on 30-Dec-13 (aged 2 years 9 months)
Like the B80 I tried last year. Very smooth with all the Adam flavors. It's crazy how this isn't barrel-aged.

- Batch 83 / Bottled 15-Sep-11
- Cellared 20-Dec-11
- Poured into Lost Abbey Teku on 3-Aug-13 (aged 2 years 11 months)
Ton of leather and smoke on the nose with hints of barrel notes on the back end of the aromas. This one's a little too carbonated and I think it's the reason why I'm not getting as much caramel and figs as I would've liked.
Still.. very unique beer and really enjoying the different flavors that shine at different time points.

- Batch 80 / Bottled 16-Feb-10
- Poured into stemless wine glass on 05-Oct-12 (aged 2 years 7 months)
Hotness mellowed out, almost undetectable. The leathery, wood, tabacco, dark fruit, caramel, and a bit of chocolate all balanced together. So smooth.

- Batch 84 / Bottled 12-Jan-12
- Poured into stemless wine glass on 02-May-12 (fresh)
Same flavors but pretty hot and unbalanced compared to previous experience.

- Batch 80 / Bottled 16-Feb-10
- Poured into stemless wine glass on 04-Sep-11 (aged 1 year 7 months)
Smooth malt and caramel w/ just slight hotness. Leathery with hints of dark fruits. Full bodied.

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Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
4.23 out of 5 based on 2,469 ratings.
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