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Hair of the Dog Rose Cassis

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2808) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5328) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9713) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Sample provided by kmweaver. Murky, muddy, light brown body with a tiny beige head. The nose is currants, toffee and raisins. The flavor is lightly sweet with toffee, currants, figs and cherries. Medium/full body is soft with light carbonation and a slightly warm finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2007
12oz bottle from SamuraiArtist - thanks!! Remember when Olí Dirty Bastard reinvented himself as Dirt McGirt? Thatís what this beer reminds me of - a big, sloppy, cloudy, yeasty glass full of funky Belgian-tinged flavor. I enjoy the regular Rose offering, but this is something very quirky and very enjoyable, like a port crossed with a mead but with some decent carbonation tossed in. Well rounded, smooth, and quite fruity, I enjoyed this quite a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2700) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2007
12oz. bottle, 2005 vintage from the brewery. Currant fills the nose at once, tart and berryish, with light touches of straw, flowers and sweetness. Unique, opaque purplish peach color with a fine, slight, off-white head. Flavor is remarkably fruity as well, full of black currant character and an interesting sweet-tart balance throughout, which also suggests grape and strawberry, citrus, gentle sugars and a touch of bitterness very late. Lightly acidic, juicy, gently effervescent mouthfeel with a medium-full body. A tannic, woody character shows as an accent after considerable warming. Intriguing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Bottle, thanks kmweaver. Has a neat, filthy, murky raspberry purple/brownish color with a white head - itís ugliness actually made it interesting to look at. Red wine, currants and raspberry in the nose. The flavor is very fruity with notes of currants, raspberry, grape skins/tannins. Very bold and full flavored; plesantly sweet. Very full, round and smooth on the palate with lively, fine-beaded carbonation. Fruit beers arenít really my thing but I found this one enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 2, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of Monger. Thanks, James! Pours the color of mud with a slight pink grapefruit tinge; pinkish head with patchy lacing. Red and dark fruits in the aroma; currants, strawberries, and raspberries; dark fruit more than red; a bit of alcohol poking through. Medium-to-full, very fruity mouthfeel: intense raspberries and (Iíd guess) currants; slight, pleasant acidity and warming alcohol presence; quite drinkable and fruity. Medium, red fruit and bready finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2007
(12oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Murky purple/amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, currant. Taste is moderately sweet, strong currant, some cream, light alcohol. Medium body, some creaminess.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stine (1651) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2007
2005. Sludgy pour, fairly still, of a sickly tanned pink flesh tone. The rosy cheeks of a tanning-booth girl. Currants are still powerful on the nose. Wet wood and a hint of vinegar betray the age. Some cream and baked brown sugar on the back end. Tastes mild in general to start, a bit like beets. Suggestions of tomato, spice and raspberry in a hot cherry cough syrup body. Finishes dry and tannic Ė massive like a bold Zinfandel. Waxy and hot in the mouth, retaining a bit of framboise-like sparkle. Itís hard to say if age has benefited this any, though itís evolved into something thatís interesting, at the least. Thanks for sharing, Ken!


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