Farbrew’s Beer Review: Fred Golden Special Ale by Hair of the Dog Brewing Company

Fred Golden Special Ale
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company

Fred Golden Special Ale

Fred is a amazing golden ale beer created to honor beer writer and historian Fred Eckhardt. The beer pours a nice dark hazy orange color with a really large head. Right after I poured the beer I could smell the flavors right away, with tons of spice and citrus flavors. It’s not over whelming but enough to grab your attention. One of the flavors that really pops out at me is the Belgian candy sugar mixed with a combination of Northwest hop varieties. The beer has a very sweet flavor because of this and it is so good!  It makes the beer very smooth and creamy. The alcohol content is extremely high at 10%, but the flavors really cover the alcohol well. I definitely wasn’t expecting much from this beer, but I have completely become a huge fan.

Highly recommended and a beer that you don’t need to buy a ton of. Hair of the Dog Brewing Company is out of Portland, OR. You aren’t going to find this beer in any liquor or grocery store. Gonna have to research this one but I’m sure it’s out there in a ton of locations. Go pick this one up!

ABV: 10%
IBU: 50

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