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RATINGS: 1404   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vickvega82 (36) - Maine, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Pours a deep golden color with a tall off white that dissipates reasonably quickly. The nose is all fruit and honey. the taste has some caramel undertones and some fruity accents. Its tought to nail down the main taste but it does have a bit of a chalky feel to the palette. A bit of a disclaimer this is from an older vintage and is my first round with this beer. I wonder if somehing slightly fresher would have a different feel to me. On the whole its a decent beer but the taste seems a bit confused as to what it should taste like.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SupperHopped (9) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
Pretty boozy and sweet aroma. Taste was a bit different for me. Almost to dry. Mouthfeel wasn't exactly for me.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (944) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator (939) - 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.

1.4
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (459) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oly (37) - 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).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1238) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Pours a deep cloudy gold with minimal head. Aroma of plumb and maple. The taste is sweet with a stiff bitterness that follows the alcohol burn. Fruit notes rise as the bitterness fades. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth. The strength of the beer is not masked that well. Thanks to BrAd for bringing me back a Fred. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (902) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
On tap @ Hair of the Dog, Portland. Pours hazy golden with a big creamy head. Aroma is quite malty with oak, toffee, grain and some notes of spice and juniper, as well as some hoppy apricots. Full body with very soft carbonation. Flavour is roasted malts with notes of bread, as well as kandi, vanilla, perfume and flowers, and some hoppy orange peel. Long balanced finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On tap at the brewpub - Pours hazy golden with a white head. The aroma has candi sugar, light spice and Belgium abbey yeast. It has a full rich body with semi-soft carbonation and is pretty smooth. The flavor starts off very sweet with light toast and a bit of spice, pepper and a ribbony caramel trait. Nicely done.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
haggdude (2) - Alhambra, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014 does not count
I agree with the previous comments about batch 92. Unfortunately, not up to the standards of this great brewery. Flat. Boozy. Suspended floating particles. The honey at the end was the only redemption.


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