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RATINGS: 742   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5394) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Orange/amber pour with light off white head and lace. Aroma is large dried fruit, medium brown sugar, and no abv on the nose. Sweet malt, dried fruit, a bito bitter. Medium/full bodied with light/medium carbonation. Very nice full flavored BW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (941) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2015
12oz bottle - 2014 vintage - pours a cloudy amber . Aromas of spice , dark fruit , faint woody bourbon note . Taste is sweet figs and dates , mild hop presence . Very Very Good ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (5386) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
2008 bottle thanks to Daniel. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is vanilla and oak. Medium mouth, sweet malt, light woody finish, hides alcohol well, really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (194) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle pour split, thanks Andrew for sharing this one. Tried this one with the regular Fred. Deep amber color. Sweet wood aroma, very similar to the Fred just with a smoke wood flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1178) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2015
12 oz bottle, picked up from the brewery a little while back. Poured, and compared to the regular Fred version. 2014 Fred from the Wood. Pours an oily orange color with a swirling fizz white head. Sweet, brown sugar like aroma, with a touch of vinegar. Flavor is much more dry than the regular version, which is one thing I noticed right away. I don’t want to make this rating a total comparison, so that will be my compare and contrast note. Dry wood like flavor with some maple, and cinnamon sugar. Nice roasted finish to it. Very nice overall, but if we play the compare game, I have to give the nod to the original, though it’s less than 1/10th of a point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3409) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle thanks to Rob. I found this really odd. It definitely worked but was unusual compared with other BW’s I’ve had. Very citric and sharp to begin with, then loads of vanilla and coconut on the finish. Absolutely no hint of the 12%. Crazy drinkability. Sweet. Very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1823) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Batch 64 Thanks again to Skyhand. Drank around 2007ish. Not much more to say about this precious beauty after 740 rating except that we all know Alan is THE MAN. Dank.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (577) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from 2008. Pours dark murky brown with a small slightly offwhite head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, malt, dark fruits, some faded hops, lots of earthy oaky notes, light salmiak licorice. Taste is roasted, caramel, licorice, some hops, oaky notes, raisins, dark chocolate, dry bitter finish. Amazing body, very nice balance!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (460) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle. 2008. Pours hazy deep amber with nice beige head. Impressing! Feels dense in the glass. Aroma is sweet, malty, jammy. Burnt caramel and only slight old hops. Vanilla and some spices. Some honey. Taste is sweet, caramel, dark fruits, malt, toffee, oaky vanilla. With nice carbonation. Tickling alcohol in finish and vanilla. Slight dry finish too from the hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (838) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from 2008. Pours a murky orange-brown with a surprisingly big, dense, head. Aroma has huuuge, sweet barrel character. Lots of oak and vanilla, toasted malts, toffee, caramel, figs, prunes, booze. Taste is very sweet, but with a big complexity between all the fruity and the oaky notes. Dry finish and with a lively carbonation that really lifts the otherwise pretty oily body. Lots of booze! Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (449) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle from a care that Galbo landed. Pours a hazy deep orange color with little head but good lacing. The aroma is oak and alcohol at first, maybe some burnt malt sweetness. Taste is not bitter, semi-sweet, oaky, an alcohol burn, thick. Heavy on the palate. I'm having difficulty rating this because at first it didn't knock it out for me, but I think it's getting better as I drink it. Would like to try it beside their other beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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