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RATINGS: 1465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Batch 92 (2013) drank late 2014. Same time as a batch 36 (2001) Batch 92 8-4-8-3-17 Light gold with fully lasting rocky head, some floaters. Aroma is floral, light fruit, almost citrus. Flavor carries on, dense preserved citrus, densly bitter, basically an IIPA. Feel is lively, thick, hot, and woody. Batch 36 - 2001 - 9-3-7-4-16 Red gold, still, crystal clear like Amaro. Aroma of very deep honey, apple, aa little wood. Taste is very dense bitter, decayed malts, near cloying sweets. Viscous feel, wood, astringent, heat. Aroma has concentrated beautifully. The flavor hasn’t.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lillunken (61) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle at home, batch 92. Pours amber golden with almost no head. Aroma: sweet honey. Taste is sweet malty honey with bitter aftertaste. Tastes almost like mead. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (926) - Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy golden brown with no head. Nose is vanilla, caramel and bourbon. Taste is sugar and vanilla. Lots of alcohol in the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartzluke (400) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3 oz pour into a stemmed tasting glass from tap at the brewery in Portland. Deep orange and a tiny bit hazy with a strong white head and good lacing. Full bodied. A little sharp. Nose is surprisingly weak compared to what I would have expected. Sweet and malty up front. Assringent candy sweet in the middle and a strange aggressive bitterness that lingers. Too much of a bitter and sweet clash for me. The sweetness is just as aggressive as the bitterness and they don’t meld well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (700) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Tap at brewery with commonmac and rosskyle and wildcard. 12oz pour in tulip. Light copper with thick foamy white head. Strong aroma of sugar and alcohol. nice nose. Strong sugar taste throughout. Aggressive and bold. A bit of funky sour dark fruit. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcon25 (309) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle pour split, with Andrew, tried along with the Fred from the wood, thin amber pour, this is batch #92 got this at the Brewery probably about a year ago. Sweet raisin taste little hop taste, really enjoyed this one, probably a tad bit more than the Fred from the wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1577) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2015
12 oz bottle poured, shared, and enjoyed side by side for comparison with Fred from the Wood. Fred batch no. 92. Pours a thick, cloudy burnt orange color with a super sweet brown sugar aroma. Smooth, sweet sugary flavor with some caramel and cinnamon spice. Candy finish. Very nice beer, and in my opinion, definitely one of a kind. Fun comparison too, but I’ll explain that on a different beer rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gearz (51) - Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2015
Pretty good. Called a golden strong ale but with the Belgian candied sugar I would say it's a hell of a triple. Boozey as hell but drinkable. Not too sweet. A little astringent but a great beer to sip on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1125) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2015
Had on tap at the source. $4.75 for the full pint. Score. Tastes and smells of rye bread, burnt cotton, candied sugar, vanilla wafers, and grassy hops. Bites so good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lizardking3 (193) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2015
Great beer but a bit tough to handle. It is very boozy. Lots of stone fruit and rich brown sugars. Great aroma and taste is good, but man it is potent ethanol notes. I’d like to think you should let this one sit.

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