Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Fred Fest 2008--Yeasty, oaky and sweet. Dark red with no head. Biting hoppiness and a dry finish.
BrewDad (4610) - Olympia, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
5oz Taster - Fred Fest 2008 - Hair of the Dog Brewing - Portland OR
Aroma Strong Belgian yeast and barrel aroma, with some fruity essence.
Appearance Dark Amber in color, little to no head and clear.
Flavor The flavor was strong with a good amount of hops. Liked the subtle wood characters in this beer.
Palate Great Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry finish.
Overall A woody Belgian beer this beer had some good hops and the aging has mellowed this beer to a fine sipping brew.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the PDX Green Dragon. Pours mohogany with a soft off-white head. Slightly boozy in the nose, caramel malts, dry with an estery finish. Flavor had a distinct hop flavor in the finish that ive picked up in a few beers in the past that I can never quite pin-point, sort of a vegi hop note. The esters kinda remind me of the La Chouffe yeast, but more a bit more dry and bright quality.