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RATINGS: 812   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmschefke (583) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2009
2008 vintage. Pours an almost brown orange with super thick off-white head, tons of lacing. Aroma of dulled hops, mostly citrus, molasses, candy sugar, dried fruits, caramel and a nice oak backbone. Flavor matches well and I think the oak is a nice complement to the original product, despite apparently dulling the hops some. Everything comes together nicely and makes for a wonderful brew. Alcohol warmth obvious, but not dominant. This is a sipper my friend. Thanks HotD!


4.1
orbit (270) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2017
Perhaps even better than Adam, this is a very intense and deepfelt beer with a beautiful finish, lots of nice flavours, not too peaty but nicely balanced overall taste.

4.1
BRW (3073) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2017
On tap. Amber colour. Malt and wood aroma. Sweet, malt, wood, caramel taste. MEdium to full body.

4.1
neongolden (1860) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2017
(On tap @ Omnipollos Hatt, Stockholm, Oct 8/17) Pours a slightly hazy brownish-gold/amber with a tiny white ring of head. Nose is loaded with oak and vanilla, sweetish light caramel, dried pale pit fruit and golden raisins, slightly grainy malt, resinous hops with a bit of citrus, leather. Flavour is big and aggressive, big punch of pale caramel, dried pale fruit, vanilla and oak again, bitter tannic wood and resinous hops, a bit citric, solidly alcoholic, initial sweetness is dried down a lot with the booze and high bitterness, dry oak. Aftertaste is heavily bitter and dry. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation. Bold compared to the base Fred, some of the fruit nuances are buried under substantial oak though.

3.8
MrTipple (6592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Heavy sweet caramel and bread malts, sweet citrus fruits. Clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Sweet molasses, barrel flavours, sweet caramel, wood, bourbon, more sweet citrus fruits, tropical fruits, soft carbonation. Beautiful Barley Wine, rich and complex. Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, Canada Water.

4.3
Mariox (363) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 28, 2017
Świetny barley wine. Pite tylko z tapa. Aromat przypomina musującą multiwitaminkę, a smak i wygląd bez komentarza 👌

3.7
PotjeBier (3804) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2017
Draft @ Borefts 2017. Deep amber brownish color, mostly clear. No head to speak of. Aroma's: sweetish, woody, fruity/alcohol. Retronasal it's alcoholic, fruity, wood. Flavor is moderate sweet, vanilla, woody.. Rather strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied. Long finish, woody and somewhat bitter.

4.3
ShivanDragon (4649) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2017
@Borefts 2017 van tap schenkt als siroop, bruin met lichte kraag, aroma van bourbon, zacht, redelijk zoet, alcohol, smaken zijn redelijk zoet, glad/zacht, vanille, bourbon, donker fruit, graan, eiken, vanille, siroopachtig/romig mondgevoel, enorm smaakvol, super

3.7
Zlotta (3984) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2017
Sampled from tap at Borefts 2017. Clear, golden amber with a white head. Sweetish, malty and slightly fruity aroma of caramel, honey, sultanas and oak. Very sweet, malty and a little fruity taste of caramel, honey, sultanas, oak and vanilla, followed by a long, moderately bitter, noticeably boozy and slightly woody finish. Full body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very nice!

4.3
PietS (373) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2017
Sweet alcoholic, a bit like sherry, some spices, sweet, honey, alcoholic bitter in the finish. Heavy, but very nice!

4.2
fkoolen (1363) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2017 Taster @ Borefts bierfestival, Bodegraven. Murky golden, clear, no head. Big cask character, vanilla, bourbon, peach, apricot, apple, fig, medium bitter, quite alcoholic, dry. Afterward lingers nicely. Low carbonation, big body, soft mouthfeel


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