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RATINGS: 1482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (3696) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
At Borefts 2015. Aroma of bitter raisin and caramel. Flavor is of a typical bitter us barley wine, so raisin, caramel and malt. Nice, but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (2388) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
Draught at BBF15. Pale amber with a small white head. Full body with low carbonation. Quite sweet with subtle bitter tones. Caramel, ripe fruits and some spices. Tasty barley wine!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Keg at borefts. Pours hazy amber, nose is sweet toffee, fruity, taste is really juicy fruit, dry toffee, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (832) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
15cl taster at Borefts Bier Festival, Bodegraven. Slightly cloudy golden colour, slim offwhite foamy head. Big malty ale, rye easily noticeable, orange peel, faint Porto tones. Big body, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1966) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Orange colour with white head. Caramel, hoppy, yeast aroma. Sweet, bitter, hoppy, caramel, yeast taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (5783) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2015
12 oz. bottle thanks to Willrunforbeer. Batch 93 on the label. Amber / gold without zero head. Lots of bottle conditioned yeast and sediment floating in the glass.The aroma is sugar, caramel, sugar, raisins and sugar. Did I mention sugar??

The texture of this beer is very syrupy and just a blast of sugar in the finish. Dark fruit hints. But again the dark fruit is covered in sugar. Did I forget to mention sugar is in this brew?

I guess I am missing something with this barley wine? Its like diabetes in a glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chalumeaux (908) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Poured from bottle batch 93 thanks Willrunforbeer. Pours murky golden orange with no head. Aromas of straight up sweet caramel and and brown sugar. Taste is sweet cough syrup caramel and brown sugar. Not so good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WillRunForBeer (2062) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2015
12oz bottle, batch 93. Pours orange brown with no head. Aroma is caramel, light grains, brown sugar, molasses. This is super sweet, caramel, brown sugar... Too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (676) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
12fl.oz. bottle. (Batch #94) Pours a murky, golden orange with a very thin, fully diminishing, off-white head and plenty of sediment. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, fruit, wood, alcohol and a hint of spice. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, sugar, fruit, wood and spice with a dry, bitter, hoppy, warming alcohol finish. Medium body with a thick, oily texture and flat carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (985) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Tap pour into 12 oz tulip at the brewery. Seriously love this place. Beautiful orange color with golden hints. Cloudy with some impressive lacing. Aroma is big with citrus taking center stage. Good spice quality too. The taste is...I mean...its just...so ridiculously good. Sugars and malt are prevalent but its balanced so well with the rye grains and a little bitterness. Perfect balance. This is one of my favorites in Portland.

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