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RATINGS: 795   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.com’s 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 RateBeer’s thousands of beer enthusiasts as one of the world’s 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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4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
on tap @hotd this past weekend poured a dark golden brownish hue notes of dates strong dark fruit it wasn’t as woody in the noes as it was in the taste wow it was a peice of bark and vanilla leather and straw with good dark fruit notes it kicked butt in the preverbal world of fred on tap


3.4
gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2017
On draft at the source. Pours cloudy brownish red with a thick white head. Strong oak notes, caramel, penny candy,. Very tannic oak flavor, sawdust. Light body, stronger carbonation than the non barrel version. Over oaked.

4.2
Tide (3830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2017
Bottle at Hair of the Dog. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with raisins, hops, ripe fruits, oak, bourbon, a bit of alcohol and pine. Bitter finish with citrus, raisins, ripe fruits, resin, hops, oak, bourbon, vanilla and grass. Exquisite brew.

4.4
Iznogud (3710) - CROATIA - APR 2, 2017
Pours hazy dark golden to orange with creamy white head. Fruity, malty, wood, lots of dried fruit, vanilla. Quite sweet with a light sourish note and bitterness in finish. Oily, soft carbonation, complex. Full bodied. Great one.

4.2
ZodiacM (1140) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2017
LCI. From tap @ACBF2017. Very soft sweet barley wine with a subtle hint of wood. Not too sweet, just perfectly balanced with the wood tones. Lovely!

3.8
vincentvega72 (727) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2017
@ ACBF 2017. Goudgeel bier met koperen schijn. Lichte fijne schuimkraag. Redelijk houterig aroma en smaak. Perzik, nectarine en andere steenvruchten, caramel, kandijsuiker. Vol en warm in de mond, redelijk plakkerige afdronk. Lekker bier maar toch wat mij betreft een tikje te zoet, te kleverig/plakkerig.

4.1
mariuspoenari (2637) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2017
Sampled at ACBF 2017, Vichte. Hazy golden pour with a fine-grained off-white head. Notes of whiskey, cherries, light smoke, caramel, hoppy pine resin, brett bitterness and some other subtle brett notes. Full-bodied, medium carbonation.

4.2
90 (419) - BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2017
Zeer malty aroma. In de smaak veel malt, maar ook hop en alcohol. De koppigheid geeft het aparte draai aan barrels wine. Top

4.3
Alengrin (5264) - BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2017
At ACBF. Bubbly but fairly stable, medium thick, snow white head, hazy peach blonde with warm orangey hue. Strong bouquet of candied peaches, cognac, vanilla, lovely wood tannins, sweet white grapes, roses, honey liqueur. Sweet, fruity onset, melon, candied orange, pineapple, soft carbo, honeyish sweetness stretching out over a rounded, mellow caramelly malt sweet middle, eventually very vinous mouthfeel, full, with a woody finish including retronasal ’vanilla oak’, a dash of spicy hops, lingering residual sugary sweetness but most of all, a lot of calvados-like, expressive alcohol, heating the back of the mouth - perhaps a bit too sharply so, but still not wry or unpleasant in terms of flavor. I can see this improve a lot with age as the alcohol mellows a bit; in this young form a bit too boozy for my taste, but as a whole this is clearly a fantastic sipper, which I’d be more than happy to revisit.

4
Samuel214 (1089) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2017
Fat på Omnipollos Hatt. Smutsdisig, brunorange vätska utan något skum. Rejält söt doft med massor av kolaremmar, apelsinskal, torkad frukt, lönnsirap. Mellanstor. Stor i smaken med kola, lönnsirap, fatinslag, lite apelsinskal och apelsinchoklad, vanilj, värmande alkohol som nästan blir lite spritig. Ruskigt potent, både i doft och smak. Kaxig för sina 10%. Kanske lite, lite för tunn för min smak. Samma öl med lite mer kropp hade varit en svårslagen barley wine.

4.1
Palme (4780) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2017
0.355l bottle from 2008 shared with The Tasting Crew. Been looking forward to this! It’s really cloudy this, almost murky brown in the glass and it has a small quickly islandy and sidesticking off-white head. Lovely sweet vanillaish aroma with buttery caramel, lots of oxidation, brown cheese, a little bit of minty toothpaste, ripe old berries, some alcohol and dark caramel. Lovely stuff. The carbonation level is just below average, small bubbles an it has a kinda sticky oily mouthfeel. Lovely sweet and oxidized flavors with lots of raisin and dates sweetness. Really concentrated and sharp flavors that just tastes spot on. It’s definitely woody also, really flavorful and a really nice creation. 08.06.2013


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