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Hair of the Dog Rose Cassis

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This special release was brewed on July 12th and bottled on September 8th, 2005. I used locally grown black currants to give this beer an intense berry flavor. Made with love,reverance and respect for the great beers of Belgium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Sampled at Oakes’ ’05 Xmas Party
Muddy pink rose color. Stewed head and decent lacing. Nose is musky and fruity like blood oranges; the peel, not the flesh. Grapefruit with light cassis and cloudberry notes in the flavor. Finishes tart, full bodied. Nice change of pace from the strong stuff at HotD.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Bottle: Thick, muddy, brownish hued pinked red, moderate dirty dark pink head, foamy, spotty lacing.   Fruity nose, young currant, seems fairly sweet yet with a somewhat sour tinge.   Sweetened currant start, but the normal currant tartness quickly emerges and sticks til the end.   Fairly malty, even seems a bit wheaty.   Fairly thick mouthfeel, body is up there.   Tart finish, slightly dry, makes ya pucker for sure.   I wouldn’t mind seeing this one being a big sweeter.   Otherwise fairly decent.   Big thanks to wohlfs for hauling this one up to Seattle for me!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2005
Murky pink-purple beer. Very chunky, yeasty beer. Yeasty slightly spicy nose, some diacetyl, some currant. Flavour is tough to handle, cassis, dirty yeast, and light spice. Couldn’t even finish mine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2005
A great beer and what a different flavors to add the current berries. This would be a great addition to a winter warmer also. The flavors of malt and hosp where also present so this was a great beer. I got a hint of tartness and a great malt flavors. I can drink this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Bottle. Pours a murky brown/purple color which is really hard to describe. Perhaps a "chalky purple drink" . The head is initially about an inch deep and purple-brown in color, it slowly fades down to a decent layer and ring over the beer. Good foamy lacing is left behind. Aroma is fruity and slightly woody, reminiscent of cherry pits. Medium bodied, very fruity and carbonated to a lively level. Very full of currant flavor which I am not fond of. Moderate bittersweet fruit presence. You know this was made of currant. Pretty well done, despite my dislike for currants.

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