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RATINGS: 1397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1191) - 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%.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (840) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2126) - 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Batch 80 A: Pours golden and lifts a fine white less than single finger head which thins to a sheet of the same. Slightly hazy. S: Sweet grains. Apple skins (too bad). Floral, citrus, vitamin scents here as well. T: Sweet, alcoholic, phenolic. Not real hop feel here. Woody tones. M: Syrupy, heavy, moderate carbonation. Coats the mouth and remains resonate. D: One’s enough for me. Too sweet. Serving type: bottle 02-26-2011

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2013
12oz bottle pours a golden amber with a very large tan head that never leaves. Toffee, sweet malt and spice taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (2531) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Tap at Hair of the Dog, Portland. Colour is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Malts, sweetness, fruits and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
keith0718 (354) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Excellent barleywine. Very sweet, but without feeling like a 4,000 calorie malt-bomb. Hints of apricot or some such dried fruit. A nice way to get 10% into you.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frahmo (248) - Idaho, USA - DEC 4, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a rich golden color with 3 fingers of head. Good lacing and head retention. Great malt/hop smell of this one. Sweet almost carmel taste that finishes with some great hop tones. Well balanced all around with no noticable booziness. Great barleywine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2135) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Pours a hazy golden orange from the 2012 bottle with thin ring of bubbly head. Aroma is lots of caramel, slight booze, a hint of spiciness. Taste is caramel, definitely some rye spice, slight bitter hoppiness is still there. No booze in the taste, just a hint of burn on the way down; very good for a barley wine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrixandBrews (24) - West Richland, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2013
A big boy beer, with a lot of potential. I gave this beer a first look at an early age. Highly complex, a bit rough on the palate, with obvious craftsmanship in the details. Will surely revisit in 9-12 months.


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