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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vyvvy (5892) - 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, canít win them all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

   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 wifeís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of josephselander poured into a tulip. Pours a bizarre-looking opaque milky brown with hints purple and a pinkish white head that hangs around as a solid collar for a while and leaves no lacing. Looks like grapefruit juice with a shot of coffee added - seriously. The smell is dominated by currants - a big sweetness with additional fruits thrown in, maybe blackberries and cherries. There is also a bit of dry woodiness and hints of tartness. The taste is extremely powerful and has a heavy black currant sweetness with lots of sugar in the background and the finish has a slight tart fruity character. There is a solid yeast presence in the middle before the vinous finish. The mouthfeel is also extremely interesting as it feels almost like pureed fruit, with a thickness that Iím not accustomed to. Itís not a heavy mouthfeel, but itís like thereís sediment coming through on every sip. The carbonation is very subtle and soft. This is one of the more unique beers Iíve ever tasted. Iím not going to say itís a great beer, but itís not like Iíve got a lot to compare it to. The sweetness definitely starts to build up over time and I wouldnít want to drink more than one bottle of it. That said, a tasty experiment from HotD.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to ditmier!
Opaque coffee with a pink-beige head... one of the weirdest looking beers Iíve seen. Nose of heavy currant, caramel, some cookie/fig notes. Flavor with more current and cookie. An alcohol note makes it rather harsh. Thin body, biting. Too one-dimensional to really enjoy, and the alcohol is a real problem when trying to enjoy the fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a very cloudy and murky brownish body with virtually zero head. This might be the most unappetizing looking beer that I have ever come across. It almost looks more like YooHoo than beer. The nose is lightly sour with a spice and berry overtone. Lots of yeastiness and a bit of caramel. The flavor is equally murky as the appearance is. A mix of current jam and berry flavors with lots of yeast, some dark malts and maybe a little earthy wheat. Finishes with a touch of sour berries and moderate oxidation. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a thick yeast slurry texture. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, I think that this guy is just a little over the hill. As good as some HotD beers age, this has to be among the worst. A very weird beer, even after sitting completely still for several weeks on a shelf it manages to be among the cloudiest beers Iíve ever seen. Drink these up if youíre still holding, they arenít going to be getting better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle, 2005, received from ditmier. Pours cloudy amber with a small, fizzy, white head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (hay, straw), light hop (grass), average yeast (earth) with notes of currant, cinnamon, and candy. Medium bodied, gritty texture, average carbonation, and a sour finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown with an off-white ring of foam. Caramel, berry and musky aroma. Taste of dust, and fruit. Light body and carbonation. Dry woody finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23373) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown/reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity yeasty berry black currant aroma. Fruity black currant flavor with some yeasty hints. Also slightly bitter in flavor. Has a dry fruity berry black currant finish with some alcoholic hints.

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