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RATINGS: 784   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fred From the Wood is aged in new, medium toast American oak barrels for at least 6 months. This Beer is available from the brewery and at select retailers.

RateBeer Special Release 06/06,Batch 64: We hope you enjoy this release of Fred from the Wood, the first of RateBeer.coms Worldwide Masters Series. This request edition beer showcases the artful strength and technical brewing excellence of Alan Sprints of Hair of the Dog Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon. Sprints is consistently rated by RateBeers thousands of beer enthusiasts as one of the worlds most elite brewers. He has kindly honored our request for a special edition of Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood, which is aged in oak barrels for six months and is truly world-class beer. -- Joe Tucker, RateBeer.com

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Thanks to nolankowal for this in a trade. Pours a bright reddish brown with maybe some orange hints and a thin white head. Aroma was strong oak, alcohol, sweet maltiness, and some cigar smoke. Flavor was oak heavy but was balanced between alcohol and maltiness with a slight bitterness. This has one of the best lingering oaky smoke flavors I have ever tasted. Well I love the finish and the only negative thing I can say is that the initial taste is a little too oaky and slightly too alcohol, but dont get me wrong this is an excellent beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2006
12 oz. bottle, Batch 64, from Hellomynameis - cant thank Zac enough for this one! If you dont like the smell of freshly cut oak, you aint going to like this! Fortunately, I do, and the aroma says it all. The oak is right up front, with some molasses and whiskey, and maybe a bit of orange. Hazy orange/brown with a magnificent light beige head that just will not disappear. There was still 1/8" inch left after 20 minutes. Wonderfully rich and smooth with a very light carbonation that seems paradoxical in the context of the head. An almost decadent caramel sweetness that has some vinous qualities, as well as some dark fruitiness. A tangy citrus rind bitterness comes in at just the right time to balance the sweetness. A chewy bitterness lasts until the next sip. Simply wonderful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2007 Bottle 57F Snifter. Nice mild hop aroma, with a tgouch of ceral like grains and lighter malts on the nose. Fairly clear brown color, with a nice light tan head that is billowy and lasts moderately well. Wow a rich oak flavor, with a nice alcohol feel, and nice hops. Very creamy taste and wood is quite noticible. Nice sweet and bitter flavors. I really like it the sweet taste is similar to buttered pancakes. Good taste definately. Lighter body with decent carbonation nothing to overwhelming. Quite a nice brew and definately a new twist for me with barely wines.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2006
I got this bottle from BeerandBlues2, and shared it with csbosox and cdog69. Hazy light amber with an thick off white head. Lots of oak. Hops and malt work through. Lots of oak flavor and pretty damn alcoholic. Sweet. Just an okay beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkzambia (1921) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2006
12 oz. Bottle: Murky light brown with a thick creamy head. Aromas of woody alcohol, liquor and plastic. The taste is not as strong and bitter as I was expecting. It has kind of a sweet, wood splinters, alcohol, polyester type taste. The body is about average and leaves a dry taste on your tongue calling you back for another drink. Thanks Indiana_Red!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (4021) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2006
12oz Bottle Pours a murky light beige yellowish tan. Small creamy offwhite head that lasts and leaves sheets of lacing. Aroma is a quite sweet, fruity, apricots, carmel and soft woody overtones. Noticeably abscent is any bittering hop notes. Flavor is more upfront wood with spicy, flowery notes as well. Moderate body, very lively carbonation and a smokey quite dry trailer. Interesting and unusual for the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2006
12 oz Bottle Batch 64. Pours out a hazy orange topped with a nice off white head. A very nice aroma like a light bourbon barre and very easy to drinkl. nice Thanks Indiana_Red for this one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CapFlu (5103) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
(Bottle) Sampled at the post-GCBF tasting hosted by Oakes, "Big Beer Sampling". Roses, fig, bourbon, cherry, root beer oily-elixir. Wow! Wildly tart and fresh.Prunes, spearmint in the finish...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Cloudy orange color. Smell of bourbon, smoked wood, orange, appricots, caramel, prunes, hops and alcohol. Taste of sweet fruit, bourbon, hops and minor citrus. It also has a smoke flavor that tastes like bar smoke. Very different. A sweet bitterness at the end that lingers.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2006
BATCH NUMBER 64! dark orange in color. nice fluffy off white head. Aroma of frresh lumber and alcohol. Fresh apples and grapes, sweet malt, maybe other light berries. Creamy texture with a EXTREMELY dry finish. Flavors of smoke or charcoal. Very thick texture. Lots of smoked oak flavors. Very intense. Youll never have a beer like this!!! (No.299)


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