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RATINGS: 1436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Pours dark yellow, almost brown with a huge off white head. Nice lacing. Lots of fruits in the nose. Citrus and hops in the flavor ending with what almost seems like caramel. Nice smooth palate. Great barley wine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Batch #47 I forgot how great this beer is, aroma to know end. The color is just thick yellow love in a glass. Hoppy up front and then fruit all over the place with a nice hoppy finish. Truely a great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Tropical fruit aroma.Dark blond cloudy appearance with huge head.Very bitter at first followed by tropical lemon zest flavors with a lingering bitter,herbal finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - OCT 3, 2003
Wow! It doesn't get much better than this. Complicated, but still easy, and just loaded with flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Batch #45. This is a really great beer. Head was huge and creamy. Initial flavors hoppy and complex. Packed a strong fruit/sweet dry finish. Will definetly be drinking this again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Batch # 50. Tons of flavor and this packs a punch. A nice foamy head. I thought a "golden special ale" would be light. This is anything bit. Some Caramel flavors and nice toasted malts at beginning. The finish is bitter and wonderfully hoppy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Batch 41 Nice dark golden color,Large foamy head,the aroma was sweet and hoppy with a fruit tone to it and fairly spicy,with the taste being nice and sweet with a little alcohol coming through but not enough to hurt the other flavors of fruit,spice and hops.This is certainly different from the Barley Wine i'm used to but it is fantastic and well worth seeking out for trying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2004 What can I say but another Hair of the Dog bottle of rocket fuel. It has a deep golden color with a nice head. The flavor has a good dose of alcohol but is quite well balanced with hops and fruit flavors. The body is thick. It will keep me buying...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2003
Hazy golden color with a TALL head and excellent lacing. This looks very light for a barleywine. Hoppy aroma with citrus notes, ESP aprichot. Flavor has detectable alcohol, orange, hops and yeast. Dry and bitter palate, big hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 21, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2003 Batch #47. Huge frothy head and a nice golden color. A nice sharp aroma of hops and spices. Complex hop character and a nice flavor that is sweeter than I was expecting. A pleasant aftertaste lasts forever and I can feel the alcohol in my throat. Some fruity and spicy flavors also emerge. A truly excellent brew.


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