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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Bottle in trade from ditmier. Thanks!
Pours a muddy unattractive reddish color. Very murky and odd, much like the doggie claws I had long ago. Smell is fruity, berries and a touch of alcohol. Taste is semi sweet, tart and a bit of fruity berry like alcohol. Dry finish. Muddled dry fruity tart flavors, but not particularly great overall, and very strange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Bottle pours cloudy mud brown with a thin lighlty lacing head. Aromas are mostly sour berries with hints of sweetness. Taste is bitter and sour, currants are apparent with sour cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Pours wtih a very murky amber body with a purple hue topped by a thin to medium thick head with a little lacing. It’s slightly sweet yet sour with a note of berries. Medium bodied, dry and crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2008
12oz bottle with thanks to SamuraiArtist & msubulldog25, who each sent me some. Pours an unappetizing murky orange/rust with a faint wisp of a head. Taste was berry-fruitiness, raisins and malt sweetness. Tangy with a somewhat heavy/sugary mouthfeel.The bottle seems to have aged better than a lot of the other reviews I have read.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2008
12 oz bottle. Muddy brown with a thin ring of beige foam. Nose is butterscotch, alcohol and raspberry. Medium light with a tang. Taste is yeast and elderberry. Raw bitter and sour notes as the fruitiness fades away. An interesting brew likely better fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2008
From a 12oz Bottle. Also sampled on tap at the brewpub. Pours the color of pink lemonade, topped with a tight bubbled head of creamy pink. One of the most interesting beers Iíve sampled, appearance wise. Completely opaque, saturated with pink currant pectins. Fruity currants in the nose, creamy with a touch of herbal pepper. Touches of vanilla and toffee malt, but mostly just creamy currant. Currant Italian Soda. Hints of mild acidic funk, presumably from the currant skins. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel with a milky texture. Big berry flavor with a very mild acidity and tannic skin quality. Highly unusual texture and color, but the flavors are quite enjoyable. Yogurt-like is an awesome description, as is the waxy texture (thanks, notalush). This rating is a composite from bottles Iíve sampled along with drafts at the brewery. I have to admit that Iíve had a truly awful bottle of this beer - reeking of rotten fruit - but the draft and other bottles Iíve had have all been one of the most unique, intriguing, and enjoyable fruit beers Iíve ever tried. I love currants. Rating doesnít consider the bad bottle Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2008
From bottle at HOTD dinner at Collins Pub. Very cloudy brown. Lots of dark berry in the aroma and taste. There was a bit of a floral aspect to the taste. Fairly strong alcohol burn. Extremely dry finish. Paired very well with the roasted duck stew with vegetable, lentils and fresh currants.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2008
12oz bottle from SamuraiArtist. This is an interesting beer. I declare this is the murkiest fruit beer EVER!. Looks like the dregs of a freshly pressed black currant juice. Looks like reddish purple dirt; no head and just a bit of lacing. Aroma is alcohol, chocolate, and very muted fruit-berries. Taste is similar with light chocolate and light berries. It seems like they took a lot of berries, than a whole lot of malt, and made the berries seem less berry like. It came out weird but interesting weird and fun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4763) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Shared by beastiefan2k (thanks, Eugene!) - very hazy pink beer - you canít even see through it, itís so cloudy - aroma of semi-rotting berry skins and a bacteria/yogurt culture quality - slightly acidic, with flavors of berry, yogurt/dairy, and various fruit skins - a mild oak character settles in late, as does a bizarre waxy flavor - bacterial qualities throughout - interesting, but not in an entirely good way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a deep and cloudy amberish color with a small sized white head. Aromas of caramel, currants, and berries. Tastes of the same. Iím not overly familiar with currants, but I enjoyed this one!

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