jsmerig (1288) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep cloudy gold with minimal head. Aroma of plumb and maple. The taste is sweet with a stiff bitterness that follows the alcohol burn. Fruit notes rise as the bitterness fades. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth. The strength of the beer is not masked that well. Thanks to BrAd for bringing me back a Fred.
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tmrmwel (1058) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Hair of the Dog, Portland. Pours hazy golden with a big creamy head. Aroma is quite malty with oak, toffee, grain and some notes of spice and juniper, as well as some hoppy apricots. Full body with very soft carbonation. Flavour is roasted malts with notes of bread, as well as kandi, vanilla, perfume and flowers, and some hoppy orange peel. Long balanced finish.
vyvvy (4131) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours hazy golden with a white head. The aroma has candi sugar, light spice and Belgium abbey yeast. It has a full rich body with semi-soft carbonation and is pretty smooth. The flavor starts off very sweet with light toast and a bit of spice, pepper and a ribbony caramel trait. Nicely done.
haggdude (2) - Alhambra, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014 does not count
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I agree with the previous comments about batch 92. Unfortunately, not up to the standards of this great brewery. Flat. Boozy. Suspended floating particles. The honey at the end was the only redemption.
944play (359) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz batch 93 in Chapeau glass. Viscid pour of turbid amber with negligible foam. Cigar box, lavender, maple sugar, and leaf litter aromas. Heavy-handed doses of sweet and tannic bitter fight for dominance with no bubbles to referee. This is not ready.
stoutnick (615) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2014 Appearance is cloudy golden. Aroma is hops and mild tang of the rye. Lingering bitterness, spice and fruitiness and very syrupy sweetness. Nice but don’t know if I could drink a lot nor want to.
bth122 (1293) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Hazy golden color. Full head. Candy sugar, Belgium yeast spice. Dry finish. Average carbonation. Spicey finish. Excellent.
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tiong (4010) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Hair of the Dog, Portland, OR
Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of ripe fruits, yeast, malts, sweet sugar and honey. Taste is smooth, malty, sweetish and ripe fruity with some sugar and honey notes. Finish is smooth and ripe fruity. Quite balanced and tasty.
BMMillsy (1515) - Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as an extra from Homer321. A long time want. Killing me with these! Thanks bud. Batch 92 poured on May 24, 2014. Pours murky orange colored with no head at all. A bit ugly. Huge sweet aroma of malt, some old citrus grapefruit hops, honey, caramel, smells soooo sweet. Flavor follows with a citrus honeycomb flavor, very sweet, lemon rind notes, caramel. Seems to be a lot going on here but verging on cloying. Syrupy thick mouthfeel with no carbonation. Totally flat. I’ve had Fred from the Wood, and I think the wood aging helps makes this a bit more drinkable. A definite sipper. Honestly this is better than the score I gave it overall. Very glad I got to try it!
GenDV138 (1768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle (Batch 92) poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Pours a hazy honey orange with hardly any off-white head, bits of sediment throughout. Looks flat as no head formed other than a small cluster on one corner. Aromas of caramel, candied and dark fruit, toffee. Tasting notes of caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar, light floral hops. Light body with a dry finish. Booze is mostly hidden. Thin mouthfeel, definitely flat. Had Batch 89 in November and that was noticeably better.