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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2003
nice golden color, aroma is complex, hops, sugar, fruit flavors. The palate is think, full and rich. I love the hops on the finish, it"s quite bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2003
Thick and cloudy light brown,lasting tan head.Lightly alcoholic malt nose. Malt flavor with medium alcohol heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Yeasty and fruity aroma. Large, white overflowing head on a medium amber body. While the flavor bursts with fruits and candy, the finish is complete with a light touch of chocolate. Not a bad barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Very, very nice. Has a lot of sediment in it, which gives it a hazy appearance. Medium head, soft white in color. A lot of carbonation. Nice blend of hops and flavor, with neither pushing the other out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Fruity, malty aroma. Very light in color for a barley wine. To me it tastes more like a highly hopped Belgian. A new favorite of mine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Head so huge it was troublesome--and for me to say that!! Smell, nice; taste, blended hoppiness and yummy; Color golden. Too carbonated though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Batch #42: This has a red/brown appearence with a substantial, creamy head, that takes its time shrinking to a nice lacing. There is a sweet, yeasty aroma, that gives a slight hint of the flavor to come. Heaps of malts, subtle hop presence, sweet caramel, chocolate-covered fruit - there is a lot going on. This reminds me quite a bit of Youngís Old Nick. This is a bit better, but Old Nick is quite a bit cheaper, and this isnít superior enough to it to make me want to buy it that often. Still, this is a great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2003 cloudy golden pour, with dense white head. The nose has got a ton going on there. So many hops make it hard to nail down exactly what's happening. Alcohol, hints of sweet melons, some light yeastiness and lighter fruits. Balance is the key here. This is the most multifaceted 10% bier I've ever had. Backed up with an unbelieveable array of hops, some serious malt presence for complexity. Definitely the most drinkable beer of it's potence I've had to date. (it may just give some heady belgians a run for their money)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2002
Batch #36: This beer was so carbonated that it took quite a while to chill out enough for me to drink. Looked like sea foam on the ocean. Constant spring of bubbles while sitting. Very strong and constant flavor. The aftertaste lasts and lasts! Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Batch #36: Iíd say itís a cross between a barley wine and a tripel. Murky golden-orange colour with plenty of sediment and sporting a sturdy white head. Scotchy/hoppy aroma. Tastes very strong, bitter, and has a certain vintage "old" flavour to it. Thereís also a bit of butterscotch, caramel, and cognac flavour to it. Very intense, complex, and thought provoking.

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