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RATINGS: 717   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Fred From the Wood is aged in new, medium toast American oak barrels for at least 6 months. This Beer is available from the brewery and at select retailers.

RateBeer Special Release 06/06,Batch 64: We hope you enjoy this release of Fred from the Wood, the first of RateBeer.com’s Worldwide Masters Series. This request edition beer showcases the artful strength and technical brewing excellence of Alan Sprints of Hair of the Dog Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon. Sprints is consistently rated by RateBeer’s thousands of beer enthusiasts as one of the world’s most elite brewers. He has kindly honored our request for a special edition of Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood, which is aged in oak barrels for six months and is truly world-class beer. -- Joe Tucker, RateBeer.com

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1257) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2013. Deep amber brown-red, handsome lace on the surface. Oaky like whoa. Leathery aroma -- not as much as Matt but def there. Boozy warmth, spicy, caramely, fruity. No ignoring the Belgian spices here. I def prefer Bourbon Fred FtW, but yep this is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (724) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2013 batch. Very different from the regular version. There is no doubting this spent time in wood. Brown pour with decent head and a qtr inch of residual head that stays forever. Nose of wood, sweet malt, and some vanilla. Taste follows the nose with a little bit of residual hop bitterness but not much hop flavor. Medium body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (687) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
On tap @ HotD. Pours cloudy light orange amber with thin creamy lacy head. Aroma is big oaky bourbon with effervescent sweet fruit as well. Taste is similar to normal Fred, just cranked up a couple notches. Crisp light malt, restrained candi sugar, Belgian yeast notes, big oaky finish. I know this isn’t bourbon Fred, but those flavors come out here. Amazing beer, well worth seeking out and paying the premium for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
1700 rate. 12oz bottle from a trade. Pours a dark copper color with an off white head, great lacing. Aroma is heavy on the wood, with hints of vanilla, tobacco, and subdued malts. The flavor is slightly harsh with wood and alcohol dominating. The sweet malts come through at the end with a slight hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - NOV 26, 2013
12oz bottle shared by Mike, thanks
Hazy amber with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is malty, woody and vanilla. Flavors of toasted malts, woody, leather and vanilla
Very nice, smooth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeJslc (743) - USA - NOV 23, 2013
Light brown, hazy, beige head. aroma of toffee, toasty malt, raisins, some ripe fruit, leather, wood. flavor: earthy, woody malt with toffee, dark dried fruit, bread crusts, thick mouthfeel, leather/tobacco, complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2262) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, thanks to Mike. Huge maple malty character. Vanilla, malty, fruity, warming alcohol, leather. So tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (1379) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
Pours amber with no head. Aroma is honey, caramel, butterscotch, oak chips, figs, dates. Taste is caramel, honey, butterscotch, dates, figs, vanilla, some slight earthy, smoked tones. Just fantastic!! Many thanks to ktwse for this one! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (523) - - NOV 23, 2013
Tap at hair of the dog portland, or. Dark fruit and oak aroma with a bit of hops. Pours dark golden colored with a thin white head. Dark fruit flavor with a bit of oak. Finishes dry with a hoppy bite at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
devman171 (965) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle pours reddish amber with low head. Aroma is a really nice fruit notes, taste is dark fruits and rich malt with a nice touch of oak on the finish, really fantastic beer

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