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Hair of the Dog Rose Cassis

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2009
’05 vintage courtesy of markwise. Pours deep murky dark brown, close to no head. Aroma is full of cassis goodness, puree with hints of malt and caramel. Flavor is hard to describe, just plenty of goodness with every sip getting better. Thick puree like mouthful of cassis with a nice lengthy tingly palate hinting toward some sourness. Hints of caramel and malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6523) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2009
This 2005 vintage beauty is courtesy of markwise. Thanks! It pours murky muddy oxidized bloody brown with really no head whatsoever. The aroma is full and rich with smooth black currents, some earthiness, chewy aged malts and faint assorted spices. The taste is nice and rich and smooth with musty cassis goodness blending seamlessly into aged viscous malts and some smooth sweetness rounding things out. Wow! Tasty stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2009
2005 bottle courtesy of markwise. Pours a murkey reddish beet juice color with off-white, almost strawberry head. Aroma is sweet and funky with notes of yeast, wheat, ripe fruit, cherry, more funkiness. Flavor is sweet and funky with notes of sour cherries, overripe fruit, caramel, honey, light bready yeast notes. Generally light to medium body with a slightly sour finish. Unusual beer but tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Thanks to inflatablechair for this beer in trade. 05 Vintage. Pours murky rose brown with a small white head. Nose is booze, sour, cherries, fruit, currants, and strangeness. Flavor had extra strangeness, but a lovable quality, too. Flavor is a bit thicker than expected with booze, currants, berries, and sour quality. Strange, unique, and very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Bottle from Weibull tried at PP bottle shop. Dark amber color. Fruity. Leans dry. Small amount of tartness from the berries. Mellowed from 4 years of age. Alcohol well hidden. A little wierd, but OK.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Pours a murkey reddish brown. Glubbed out. Thick gross hazy goodness. Smells malty, sour, cherries, Figs, fruity booze. Flavor is fresh fruit, sour unripe grapes, sour cherries, fig, vinegar and tart apple peel. Awesome!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vyvvy (3609) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Pours milky brown like no other with an off-white head. The aroma has a bit of cassis, some veggie, tart cherryies and some oxidized malt. Medium muddied body with mild carbonation. The flavor begins with some very muddled tastes and some undescript fruit, oxidation and not really a whole lot else. This way okay at best and I expected a lot more. Wish I would have like this one more - oh well, can’t win them all.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Aroma is of farty pants and DMS. Pours like chalk and raspberries that had sex with each other. WTF. Seriously, this is all hazy and crap, even though it has been in the cellar, still, for years. Taste is dulled red fruit, farty pants, dms, and weirdness. This beer makes me sad.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2009
2005 bottle courtesy of STLWill. Thanks! Pours a very hazy, almost murky, orange-tinted pink. Small head with poor head retention and lacing. Godawful looking beer. Aroma is big bread notes with some berry and nutty/sesame notes as well. Taste is tart currant and berry notes with stale moldy bread and nutty notes. Medium bodied. Fairly strong alcohol notes. Seems a bit past its prime.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2009
2005 bottle. Only vintage? Hey, brewed on my wife’s 28th birthday! Oh damn. Pours murky, sandy, looks gritty, had to agitate the crap out of the bottle to get that thick stubborn sludge loosened and out of the bottle. Stemmy fresh aroma of juicy raspberry, currant, blueberry and marionbery. Light bodied, more stems and leaves, hot with alcohol. Some juicy fruit pops up in the finish, but more alcohol is there to knock it down. Creamy body, coats my mouth.


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