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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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KegOstertag (92) - - DEC 30, 2012
Drank in pilsner glass from 12oz bottle. Aroma- citrus and rye scents. Appearance- murky/muddy orange. Tons of head and carbonation. Head did not dissapate. Taste- rye taste and boozy flavors. Not too alcoholic but its noticeable blended with the rye and citrus. Palate- strong alcoholic mouthfeel. Overall- not bad but definetely a bit boozier than expected for a golden ale.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gearz (41) - Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2015
Pretty good. Called a golden strong ale but with the Belgian candied sugar I would say it's a hell of a triple. Boozey as hell but drinkable. Not too sweet. A little astringent but a great beer to sip on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1105) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2015
Had on tap at the source. $4.75 for the full pint. Score. Tastes and smells of rye bread, burnt cotton, candied sugar, vanilla wafers, and grassy hops. Bites so good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lizardking3 (174) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2015
Great beer but a bit tough to handle. It is very boozy. Lots of stone fruit and rich brown sugars. Great aroma and taste is good, but man it is potent ethanol notes. Id like to think you should let this one sit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixmasterob (938) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (727) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3432) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (249) - 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. Im a little bit furious.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
smallfry (158) - - MAR 8, 2015
(tap) Extremely bitter. Apricot and other citrus flavors. Im not really a fan. Oh well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1213) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Orange gold pour, fruity aroma. Flavor is rich and fruity with lots of toffee, roast, raisins and dates.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (492) - 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!


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