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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Fred Red is the best beer youíve ever tried. This brew will arouse your senses with its refreshing aroma and pure malt-inspired body. This Irish style ale has a robust malty base which we balance with fresh hops grown in and around Fredericksburg. Our award winning master brewer blends in selective European hops for a fresh, bold finish. Treat yourself to its unforgettable flavor, creamy head, and deep red color.


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2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2011
22 oz. Aroma- MaltySweet with a little biscuit. Appearance- Hazy Amber. Decent tan head. Taste- Some sweetness up front. Iím getting a little tartness and some flavors I wasnít expecting for this style. Seems little off.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (915) - Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Wife ordered this draft at their brewpub, served in a pint glass. Clear rusty reddish color with off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt sweetness and a light yeast fruitiness. Taste is pretty much the same, maybe some light nuttiness and grass. Light body, moderate carbonation, dry with clean finish. Probably the style but itís pretty much caramel malt sweetness to me, alright overall.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2013 Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a dark red-caramel color with a large foamy tan head that left great lacing. The aroma was vague sweet dark fruits and a hint of caramel. The flavor was caramel, crystal malt, a somewhat bitter presence and had faint dark fruits. Medium length finish of caramel and dark fruits. Medium body and smooth. Meh.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strap (463) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - APR 24, 2013
Very dark pour. Breast and all malted up. A little bitter on the finish. Not my favorite style, but still drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (1286) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Dark, hazy orange with a big, persistent, tan head. Strong notes of pears, molasses, cherries, red wine, and a metallic twang. The flavor is very sour and bitter. The body is medium to heavy, with a sticky, very acidic feel. Overall, this is a funky and interesting, but not that tasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Draft. Ruby color, thin tan edge head. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch, cherries, subtle chocolate. Taste is very malty but balanced. Sweet but not overly so. Best of the bunch at the brewpub that day.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (5210) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2011
22oz bottle pours a mostly transparent, deep, brick red with a thin, creamy, off white head. Nose is malty, a touch sour, apples, metallic, a little acidic. Flavor is malty, lightly hoppy, apples, sour mash, crackers. Watery finish, a touch sour. Iím not allegding infection, I think perhaps this sat too long on a shelf.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Velkyal (298) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Billed as the best beer I will ever have, in which case I am worried. This 6.8% Irish Red pours a very dark amber, topped with a thin head. The nose is dominated by caramel sweetness, with hops barely noticeable. Taste again dominated by caramel sweetness, with a light grassy bite in the background. Meh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Thanks to Amyliz4 for grabbing this growler on her way home. Pours a moderate amber with an off white head and not too much lacing. Smell is amber malt with a bit of biscuit as well as a slight diacetyl presence. The buttered popcorn makes its way into the taste as well, but isnít too bad, especially in this style where it almost tastes like a British amber or some other style where a small amount of diacetyl would be acceptable. A bit of biscuit malt and some slight sweetness, though mostly a bit dry. Feel is of a medium body with decent carbonation, although the taste lowers it a bit. Same with the drinkability. I really would like to love this place, although the APA is all Iíve had so far that really worked. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 10-15-2010

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10075) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Tap. Pours clear amber with an average, creamy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted, nutty), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (earthy, herbal, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peaches. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry and biting finish.


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