Hair of the Dog Rose Cassis

Hair of the Dog Rose Cassis

Rated 3.517 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, Inc.

Portland, OR, United States

Style:  Fruit Beer

8% Alcohol by Volume

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This Special Release was brewed on July 12, 2005 and bottled on September 8, 2005. Made with locally grown black currants to give the beer an intense berry flavor and unusual purple color. Made with love, reverance, and respect for the great beers of Belgium.

ID: 22489 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Overall Rank2911
Overall Percentile93.8
Style Rank27 of 1218
Style Percentile97.8
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score4.5
Average Score4.033
Weighted Score3.517
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours wtih a very murky amber body with a purple hue topped by a thin to medium thick head with a little lacing. It’s slightly sweet yet sour with a note of berries. Medium bodied, dry and crisp.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 4.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Sampled from bottle purchased at the brewery. This belgian-inspired beer pours a murky purple with a rose-colored head. Oddly attractive. Aroma is not only the expected currants, but also some other over-ripe fruits and black pepper spice from the yeast. Wonderful because it is assertive, but not over-done. Flavor is perfectly bitter just like the HotD beers. Warming, smooth and full-bodied. Very drinkable (or digestible, for the belgian critics). The fruit flavor is subdued as to not overpower the underlying beer's (a tripel) characteristics. Also quite woody and earthy. Sooo much going on with this beer it is remarkable that it is not overpowering. This is the best 'fruit' beer I've had and I wish I had more.

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 4.2 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pours a startling mauve color, and utterly opaque, with frothy, lasting pink head. What girl wouldn't love a mauve beer with pink head? As it turns out, any beer nerd, male or female, will appreciate this fantastic HOTD brew. The aroma is very Belgiumy with light grains akin to a trippel, distinct alcohol notes, and sour berries. The flavors are so well-melded (no doubt from the extended stay in the holding tank), it's hard to define the taste. I wonder if this is one of the beers Alan brews with all squash instead of hops...The berries add a lot, but they're not sweet and sissified, rather sophisticated. Medium bodied and surprisingly smooth in light of the strength. I bought two bottles at the brewery and I wish I had bought more. If you see it, try it.

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