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RATINGS: 1438   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Pour with thick rich head and big malty rye aroma. The flavor was so big and rich, yah needed a fork and knife to cut through it. Absolutly big wonderful beer for the tastebuds. Great hop usage to balance it out. Great finish with added warmth to put this over top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2662) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2014
You’ll know what you’re getting into at first whiff. Malts and alcohol greet you, a murky copper color with just a ring of head around the glass. Some caramel/ toffee sweetness mellows the whole thing. Alcohol burn and warmth all the way down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (1047) - , Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2014
good brew; didn’t seem like a barley wine to me. raisins and yeast in aroma and taste... ok, but I don’t see the fuss..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2046) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Clear amber in colour with medium carbonation and virtually no head. Aromas are of dried apricot, toffee, booze, licorice, and earth. A bit of sherry on the palate, along with white pepper, and spicy grain. This bottle had a few years on it, but was still a bit hot. OK.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SupperHopped (18) - - AUG 23, 2014
Pretty boozy and sweet aroma. Taste was a bit different for me. Almost to dry. Mouthfeel wasn't exactly for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1159) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle to snifter Aroma of Scottish tablet, pepper, wheat, and raisin. Pours with a massive frothy off white head that peters away fairly quickly to a think frothy head, but leaving a large amount of lacing. The beer is a somewhat cloudy reddish amber. Taste is alcohol, orange, rye, and malts with a strong bitter ending. Very strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2014
On tap at the brewery -- copper & opaque, head fades off and leaves lacing, no residual head (collar). Kind of weird, super-strong taste (alcohol) and aftertaste (rye). Yeah this beer is weird just like their other beers, but better. Why do they love rye so much? The candi sugar muddles the waters a bit...the rye is interesting as well, points for originality but a little lacking in execution. Get your mouth ready, so to speak.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
dutchbeer (1) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
I went to the brewery to taste this highly rated beer. For $9 a bottle! it was a huge dissapointment. Highly overrated. Flat chocolate drink with alcohol. Typically American overblown beer with any lack of subtlety. The micro brews have brought a new beer culture to the US, but as with most things it is overdone and lacks balance. No comparison with the Belgian abby beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Tasty. Cloudy dirty golden pour toffee and dark fruit aroma. Sweet toffee nice floral hops some caramel. Lively carbonation moderate body. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oly (53) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Batch 90 consumed on 8/6/14. Hazy light orange/copper pour with loose head. Sweet aroma of caramel and raisin and a taste to match. The alcohol is hidden well, but the palate was a bit too heavily carbonated and fizzy. Not my favorite style, but I liked it more than most barleywines (which seems the best category for this beer).

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