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RATINGS: 1398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Fred was created to honor beer writer and historian Fred Eckhardt. Fred the beer is a deep golden color. It is made with aromatic and rye malts and includes 10 different hop varieties in an effort to incorporate the whole world into this beer.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2003
WOW
Poured a rich brown body with a creamy but quickly dissipating white head. Some lacing that also quickly dissipates.
Tons of hops in the nose. Big smells of malt too but it's almost 100% hops. Some of the raisin/alcohol is apparent too.
Very complex flavors going on here. Very sweet maltiness and raisin is tempered by the huge hop bite. Very floral hop bite.
Smooth and drinkable for how big this beer is...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2003
This is a very good barley wine. Flavor is sweet, raisiny, and malty.Finishes smooth, clean, and slightlt bitter. Abv is also well hidden. Recommended.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1287) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Lighter yellow in color with a fine head. Sweet and fruity aroma. Mild malts. Light and fluid mouthfeel. Good flavor. Slightly sweet. Alcohol kick. Very strong beer. Good thing it was a small bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2003
This has a bright golden color almost orange. Has a small white head. Smell kind of fruity. Can definitely taste the alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Crazy amounts of head. Bright golden color. Firm alcohol taste. Fruity aroma. Hoppy finish. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9255) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 18, 2003
probably the worst appearence I have ever seen (with Rogue Old Crustacean): absolutely no foam, disgusting dirty brown colour (remembers me of the river which flows near my home after a big storm); strong alcohol presence, flowers, sweet and complex with a bitter finish - really something to taste with closed eyes !

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2003
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 Big head that lasts forever, light amber color. Fruity but dry, hops are everywhere and complex no one type stands out. Very alcoholic reminds me of some of the better Belgian beers

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2158) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2003
Pale orange color; HUGE head that was lively; creamy nose. No attempt to hide the alcohol. Tons of white fruit- pineapple, apricot, pear. Small hint at spice. Huge lace to go along with the head.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2003
Batch 41. Poured a clear amber with an orange hue. Very thick white head with a beige tint - like sea foam. Not much aroma at first. Then a blend of hoppiness with light rye, faint spiciness, malts, caramel and a whiff of alcohol. Slight sourness at first, maybe from all the head and carbonation. Rich malt flavor with a bit of toffee, light rye, some hop bitterness in the aftertaste. As it warmed, some light fruitiness appeared, as well as some sherry notes. Rich creamy mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation, with a steady stream of bubbles from the center of the glass. Quite delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtmobile (42) - Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2003
A really good beer but not great. Belgianoid with a cloudy base and a nice head. Big fruity aroma with an initial bloom dominated by hops and fruit overtones. long lasting bitterness that crawls down your throat. Full of complex flavors. Definitely drinkable and puts most American beers to shame. Nice Job.


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