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RATINGS: 720   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2008
Bottle. Medium orange red color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy vintage, fruity - date, wood, toffee, tobac, alcohol. Flavor is heavy to moderate sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. ;o)) (220108)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2008
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours clear and golden orange with a slowly diminishing white head. Wineous and fruity maty aroma. Flavour is sweet and vanilla with a distinct hoppy note coming through. Sweet malty and slight roasted malty into a smooth finish. Lingering sweet flavoured.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2006
A hazy amber beer with a thin though dense off-white head. The aroma is sweet alcoholic combined with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with powerful notes of alcohol and caramel. And the body is thick - a bit like drinking a mixture of molten caramel and alcohol. Nice Barley Wine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Slightly hazy amber golden with a dense, creamy, yellowish head leaving a pretty lacework. Sweet - somewhat medicinal - oak aroma. Very full-bodied, sweetish malty - caramel - and then a distinct, hoppy finish. Lovely. Courtesy of Storm. 120207

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2007 Bottle. Cloudy golden coloured with an off white head. Aroma of fruits, vanilla, oak and wood. Flavour of fruits, caramel, oak, vanilla and hops.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20602) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2009
Bottled@Olutkellari Helsinki. Deep reddish brown colour, mediumsized beige creamy head. Aroma is fruity, sugary, alcoholic and some hints of some nectary and vanilllaish notes. Flavour is quite sweet nectary and wooden notes along with vanilla, alcohol and some nice fruity notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16895) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2007
Bottle. Rate Beer Speacial Release. Thanks to Jason (Kramer17801) for this nice bottle. Pours a clear amber color with an off-white head. Sweet malty slightly alcoholic vanilla aroma. With some hints of wood. Smooth oak malty vanilla flavor with some hints of alcohol. Has a dry oak finish with lots of vanilla in the aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 17th August 2008.
Cloudy amber brown beer with a woody nose. Rich almost salty barleywine underpins sweet oak and vanilla. A soft palate with medium dryness. Some grapefruit hop at the end. Complex and moorish. Original rating 3.8

21st November 2009
Hazy dark amber beer. Thick frothy white head. Oaky vanilla nose. Light frothy palate. Light creamy vanilla oak start. Sweet creamy mid with mellow but fruity hops which contrast nicely with the oaky sweetness. Finishes frothy and soft with some peppery spice. Slightly bitter aftertaste. A wonderful medley of top class beer flavours!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
2008-02-15, bottle brewed 2007
Parallel tasting with Fred

Dark amber color, just a shade darker than the regular Fred; this one is more carbonated and produces a medium layer of creamy foam. Its aroma shows clearly the vanilla before anything else, powerful, sweet, mellow; fudge; one of the best vanilla aroma ever; harmonious. It has a good body structure, with an excellent mix of flavors: malt, caramel, toffee, vanilla, wood… they are all balanced; sweet as it should be, but still with a powerful and good hopping, leading to a long final where the bitterness (maybe stronger than in the regular Fred) is complemented by a good caramel flavor, a touch of vanilla and some alcohol warmth. Side to side, it wins over the regular Fred. More than excellent!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle at Toms Glasgow tasting 2 ... Deep amber ... hops and musty fruit ... sweet caramel ... loads od alcohol ... lots of hops ... quite tart hoppy. quite rough


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