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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
2010 bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with small off white head. The aroma is dark fruit and caramel. Thin mouthfeel, candy sugar, caramel, raisin, boozy finish, very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (979) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle split a few ways. Batch 69 bottled september ’07. Light hazy golden pour with no head. Some slight notes of oxidization, some light tartness, prett sweet, vanilla and caramel. Good stuff and pretty easy drinkable!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of sultanas, dried fruit, caramel. Taste of dried fruit, apricot, sultana, fig. Slightly bitter. Tasty

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
GriffDaddy (88) - - JAN 15, 2015
Yikes! I should have read up on this before drinking so it would not have been such a shock. Cloudy red pour, no head at all. Thick, viscous, super sweet, almost no detectable carbonation. Aroma of burnt sugar and concentrated pineapple. Sweet, orange-pineapple flavor, some bitterness, reminded me of orange marmalade. Very light and bitter finish. Absence of carbonation made the sweet go out of control. Not my style, not my thing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (332) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Tap sampler at brewery. Nice head, killer lace, cloudy cider colored body. Aroma is fruity and juicy. Taste is sweet and juicy, apple and citrus, some banana, rich resin. Palate is thicker than it looks, finish is bitter hops. Nice balance between sweet and bitter, even though is almost too sweet for me.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
jsnicholas (325) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle (12oz $6) Batch #93. Cloudy reddish brown. Zero head. No lacing. Sweet smell. Taste may be ok if the mouth feel was any good. This is the second bottle I have had and it is just as bad this time. No carbonation, just tastes like drinking syrup. I have one more bottle which I will sit on for a long while to see if it improves. Interestingly, my previous rating was deleted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (2460) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle during (mostly) Hair of the Dog beers tasting. Many thanks again Jef! Batch #78 side by side with batch #82 #78 = 3,5 APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, almost no head. NOSE: alcohol, fruity, esters, butter. TASTE: alcohol, fruity, esters, butter, unbalanced and flat. #82. = 3,8 APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: fruity, alcohol, nice, hoppy, florar. TASTE: hoppy, dry, florar, alcohol. Two completely different beers, one probably was not cellared properly

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1893) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from a trade, @ HOTD tasting 2014. Soft carbonation. Dark brown colour, thin layer of dark brown foam. Complex aroma of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, citrus and brown sugar. Light notes of vanilla. Bitter hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (2067) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Batch 78 bottle from HOTB. Pours a murky reddish brown with zer head whatsoever. Aromas of dark fruits caramel molasses brown sugar. Taste is sweet and raisiny. Some alcohol heat. Medium light body. Super low carb.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1282) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Tap at Hair of the Dog. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is very caramel, barley, sweet. Taste is nicely balanced, a hoppy barley wine, easy, smooth, low carbonation. Overall, very good.


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