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Fred - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company

Fred

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Overall: 8.10/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American Strong Ale

ABV: 10.00%

IBU: 65

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

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  • A: 8.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • Color: Deep Gold
  • From a Batch 77 bottle.

    Effervescent on the crown removal in the bottle that it kicked up the yeast in the bottom.

    Pours littered with small and medium size yeast clumps. foam is huge: large bubbles that are white and sticky. Retention is outstanding with foam becoming thick enough for a lemon pie. Lacing is sticky but a bit wispy.

    Aroma has fruity esters with touches of pepper and lot of caramel and even some toffee.

    Taste is caramel that gives way to fruitiness and spice. The finish hits the alcohol which seems to amplify the spice.

    Medium mouth that becomes thick mid swallow. Carbonation, in spite of the oozing foam from the bottle, is minimal.

    Slightly alcoholic and the sugars in the finish makes this difficult to have more than one bottle, if the whole bottle. Flavor is really nice. Enjoy1
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 12:39:40
  • Tasted: Thursday, November 10, 2011
  • $4.99 for 12 oz. bottle
Beer Notes
  • Was created to honor beer writer and historian Fred Eckhardt. Fred is a big inspiration for me and many other brewers. Fred's work in all-grain brewing and beer styles helped me become a better brewer.
Cost Breakdown
  • $4.99, 1 serving(s), 12 oz. bottles
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