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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erzengel (2561) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2014
12 fl.oz. bottle
Meine Flasche sagt "Batch 77". Voluminöse Schaumentwicklung. Orange-trüb-matschig im Glas. Toller zitrus-hopfiger Geruch. Der Antrunk ist sehr süß-klebrig, voluminös, frisch-herb. Zum Hauptteil wird das Bier noch etwas dickflüssiger, mild, hefig, leicht nach gelben Früchten, überreif. Dazu die omnipräsente alkoholische-scharfe Note. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang, alkoholisch-scharf, süß-klebrig-dickflüssig.
--> interessantes Bier. Für meinen Geschmack aber viel zu klebrig-süß und zu alkoholisch-scharf. Das geht bei 10% auch besser!
Test vom 21.2.2011, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,7,6,7,12,7 - 7,60

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (290) - - JAN 21, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by Kevin among a few folks at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Poured into a taster. Brown-orange in appearance with a few floaties despite a careful pour. A two-plus finger head forms, stays for a while, then leaves spots of lacing as it recedes. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, alcohol, dried pears, and apples. Taste, initially, is moderate sweetness with caramelized sugar and dried fruit notes. On the finish there is a citrus hop flavor, rye spiciness, and alcohol. Full body, thick, chewy, sticky texture, soft carbonation in the mouth which is strange after the bubble show on the pour, and a finish that is initially abruptly bitter and has a warming boozy tail.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimsal27 (235) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pours a amber out of bottle with a big creamy head. Aromas of citrus, malt and brown sugar. Taste is sweet malt and brown sugar with an assertive bitterness. Creamy and full body with medium carbonation. Very drinkable. Thanks Rob!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1210) - Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Batch 85. 1/8/14. Pours a beautiful ruby dark orange amber. Amazing, large frothy creamy tan head, fully lasting with thick lace. Seems very fresh. Very aromatic. Aroma is rich, malty and hoppy, as I the flavor. Fruity, super ripe citrus, bit of pine, sugar, caramel. Just a touch of alcohol. Fantastic balance. Complex but not complicated. Perfectly moderate bitterness and just sweet enough to balance. Creamy, luscious, and smooth. Exceptional, and doesn’t have to be ’huge’ to do it..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lectvay (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Fairly light color for a barleywine, and lots of carbonation, looks and feels more like a saison, but full-bodied and strong, slightly medicinal. The flavor really explodes as soon as you take a sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syndicate (85) - Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Poured dead flat. Beautiful golden color zero head. Smells great and of sweet date. It’s good but with carbonation it could be great. Beer is good , carbonated beer is better .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neuromatt (1139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
12 oz bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass next to Fred from the Wood. Pours hazy caramel with a small, rocky tan head that fades to a thin rim and leaves no lace. The nose has huge notes of sugar cane, rum and fruit, along with molasses, dark fruit and just a touch of hops. The flavour is rich and sweet, with complex molasses, cane and dark fruit paired with subtle spice and delicate hops. The finish is long and malty with complex cane and molasses with a touch of hops. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and minimal carbonation. Overall, this is a great barley wine; it is incredibly complex with beautiful malts and just the right amount of hops. Beautiful. 2014-01-04

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1329) - Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2014
On draught at Hair of the Dog. Deep golden color. Sweet aroma of grape, caramel, and sugar, with some grassy hop notes. Taste is candi sugar, grape, rye liqueur, and grassy hops. Opens up and sweetens as it warms. Mellow for 10%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (888) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Pretty amazing. Sweet and grainy aroma with a touch of hops bitterness. Copper-like color with a small head. Smooth palate with some weight. This barley wine knows what it is supposed to be without leaning too much to the hoppy side or the sweet. Caramel notes with wood and hops to balance. Remarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2229) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
1/15/2012. On tap at the brewery in Portland. Light orange color with a white head. Malty and boozy aromas with light fruit and plenty of hops. Sweet and boozy flavors. Very good.

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