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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixmasterob (982) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Batch 93. Poured a deep golden color, completely still. No carb. Aroma was fruity hop, caramel, butterscotch, mild resin notes. Flavors were slightly sweet with nice fruit presence, more caramel, complex boozy notes. Lots going on. Long fruity caramel finish that lingers with a nice bitterness. Mouthfeel was slick and oily, almost mead like. Flavors were outstanding and one of a kind but total lack of carbonation hurt the experience quite a bit. Would love to try a different batch and re rate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (813) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Poured form 12 fl oz bottle [batch 93]. Orange with no head whatsoever and a bit of sediment. Aroma of caramel, fruit, and alcohol, mild hops. Taste is fairly sweet with an alcohol kick and becomes a resiny grapefruit hop finish. Subtle oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3601) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2015
Pour is a murky, sickly looking brown with no head at all. Aroma is butterscotch, brown sugar and raisons. Flavor is some rye spice to start, then comes some brown sugar and a baked apricot with other various dark fruits. Finish is a bit of alcohol warmth with candi sugar all over the place. A very slow sipper for sure. Not an everyday beer but one of those well known beers you have to try at least once. Full of dark fruit and sugary goodness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (328) - USA - APR 6, 2015
Great beer, too sweet, then it was warmer, then it was better, then it was great. Lost my stinkin review to the gawdamn server...or something. Too bad, it was awesome. Good beer, thanks to Hair of the Dog. I’m a little bit furious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
smallfry (169) - - MAR 8, 2015
(tap) Extremely bitter. Apricot and other citrus flavors. I’m not really a fan. Oh well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1421) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Orange gold pour, fruity aroma. Flavor is rich and fruity with lots of toffee, roast, raisins and dates.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (842) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from 2007. Pours hazy dark muddy brown with no head. Aromas of caramel, fainted hops, dark jam, light salmiak, heavy malt, dark ripe fruits. Taste is malty, caramel, faded hops, raisins, dates, bitter licorice-like finish. Such a good balance!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (636) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle. Batch 69. Pours dark hazy amber, slight sediment in bottom, beige foamy ring along side off the glass. Feels heavy in the glass. Aroma is sweet. Some oxidation, but in the nice way. Bit jammy, old fainted hops, malts, raisins, bread, slight port alcohol. Taste is sweet, but then turns bitter. Loads of raisins, caramel, toasty, slight warming but pleasant booze. Sugary sticky feel. Lack of carbonation. Quite dry finish. Hops suits this beer really well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1004) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2015
33cl bottle from anctient times (2007). Pours a greasy, unclear amber with a tiny, oily, off white head. Aroma has lots of caramel malts, dusty earth, vanilla, slight port wine, slight heavy, jammy acid and sugary sweetness, old hops. Taste is very nicely balanced. Lots of raisins, prunes, ripe plums. Very sweet and heavy, but gets some hints of licorice. Nice hoppyness with a hint of bitterness, though it’s not very much. Lots of toffee and caramel. Extremely heavy body and an almost non-existing carbonation. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6441) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
2010 bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with small off white head. The aroma is dark fruit and caramel. Thin mouthfeel, candy sugar, caramel, raisin, boozy finish, very nice.

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