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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle. Batch #65. Clear amber color with a small fizzy virtually none off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, ligth to moderate hoppy, moderate alcoholic. Initial flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter, finish flavor is moderate sweet and heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
From bottle #17 at sk8vikings American blind tasting. Pours hazy to murky orange with yeast sediments and a fully diminished white head. Wineous ad slight woody hops aroma. Flavour is sweet caramelish and smooth. Lingering finish of yeast and caramel, hops ad smooth bitterness. Ends warming and slight spiced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2007 [Batch #1, drunk with Fred Eckhardt at GBBF 2004] A brown slightly hazy beer with a fine orange head. The aroma is of pudding and wood, clearly a well matured beer. The flavor is of alcohol, caramel, wood, and pudding with a dry woody end. A great beer - especially when aged.

Batch 63, sampled February 2006. An unclear amber beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is very complex, and very hoppy, but also with a light touch of alcohol. The flavor is very hoppy especially notes of grapefruit comes thru, leading to a dry bitter end. The body is very thick. I like the aged version best. [8/3/8/4/17]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2008 (Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear, dark amber golden with a small, off-white head. Distinct and fat hop aroma. Very solid body with lots of caramel malt, fruitiness and a shipload of aroma hops. Somewhat medicinal accents. Hoppy, bitter finish. Courtesy of Storm. 120207 and 260708

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2005 Bottled. Hazy orange coloured with a lacing beige head. Sweet aroma of malts, alcohol and hops. Nice sweet flavour with lots of malts, hops and dried fruit. Nice long bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2006
Bottled (Batch 63, thanks kenb!). Hazy nut brown colour with big foamy off-white head, leaves much lace. Aroma is lots of hops, caramel, some alcohol, yeast and fruits. Flavour is fruits, hops, slight alcohol and spices. A very nice beer, as nothing hits you as if it attacks you, but comes very smoothly creeping. Complex and smooth, both in aroma and flavour. Totally kickass!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19976) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2002
Pale. Very sweet. Bitter. Raisin and toffee flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2007
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a white head. Sweet malty slightly yeasty aroma with some spicy hints. Sweet malty alcoholic and fruity flavor with hints of yeast and caramel. Sweet malty dry finish with bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2009
19th August 2008. Hazy amber beer. Low carbonation. Sweet start with subtle peach and red fruit tones under the rapidly blooming hops which are juicy, smooth and strong. More peach and red fruit in the finish. Spicy aftertaste. Very tasty and very moorish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (15370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2008 2008-05-09, bottle batch 65, at Ølbaren, 8-5-9-5-17=44
The aroma also has old wood and a touch like cellar, it reminds me of some old house. Excellent mix of caramel (prevaling) and malt flavor, getting chewy if it loses some carbonation. Powerful final, well balanced between caramel, bitterness, alcohol. It’s a democracy, in which the caramel is the prime minister.

2008-02-15, bottle batch 69, 8-5-9-5-17=44
Parallel tasting with Fred from the Wood
Beautiful color, red-amber, almost still, with a oily surface and lonely bubbles. It has a strong malty aroma, mature at times, with sweet wood too; the aroma fades out, good but not impressive. It has a medium-strong body, with an excellent malt caramel and toffee flavor, powerful, rich. Strong bitterness, but leaving the scene to the malt, and just a bit of alcohol warmth, to complement it. A state of the art Barley Wine. It’s less complex than the draught that I had, and less impressive than the Fred From the Wood, but still excellent!

2007-01-01, draught at d.b.a., NYC, 9-5-9-5-18=46
Hazy amber color.
The aroma is malty, with caramel, but also vinous (winy), very light phenol and glue; raisins and vanilla.
Full mouthfeel, full malt flavor, caramel, light toffee, good hopping (European), light wood character, extremely well balanced.
In the final the hop is more aromatic and with caramel.

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