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RATINGS: 1451   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HammerheadPDX99 (6) - USA - DEC 24, 2001
Intense... first one had to be chased down with glass of water. Another of my favorite brews.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
JDBaker11058 (1538) - Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Appearance: absolutely flat; syrupy golden orange; small pour into a mini-goblet so as to properly decant, given there appeared to be a quarter inch of sediment in the bottle. Aroma: blast of syrupy vanilla, caramel, orange, slightly turned milk, and burnt cardboard. Taste: cloyingly sweet, with a powerful taste of werther’s original candy (because my grandson’s special, too), creamed corn, apricot, bourbon, vanilla, and powdered non-dairy creamer. Finish: lingering heat and sweetness, with that slightly rancid milk note coming out to play. Notes: This was bloody awful. Batch 92.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savage_Night (115) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Pours hazy orange/brown with no head. AROMA: malty, sweet citrus, spice, caramel, floral hops, boozy, herbs, earthy, orange, white wine and light pine. TASTE: malty, citrus, herbal hop bitterness, spice, pine, pineapple, light booze, caramel, herbs, white table wine, leaves, alcohol, very light licorice and orange. AFTER TASTE: malty, spice hop bitter and citrus with an oily sweet boozy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (177) - - JUL 11, 2015
12oz bottle. Orange Amber color. Fruit toffee caramel banana aroma. Thick texture that coats the mouth. Malt raisin alcohol and sugar flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (1189) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2015
2009 vintage. 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 caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7679) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2000 - Caramel, candy notes and oxidized sweetness. Cloudy gold with a decent beige head. Sweet, caramel, bitterness, raisin and a nice oxidized sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (240) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015
355ml bottle enjoyed @ my vacation apartment. Pours murky golden with a tiny white head. Lots of floaties. Aroma is floral, earthy, caramel, toffee, mild resin, alcohol, hops. Full bodied, thick texture, no carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmerz (740) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Batch 92 (2013) drank late 2014. Same time as a batch 36 (2001) Batch 92 8-4-8-3-17 Light gold with fully lasting rocky head, some floaters. Aroma is floral, light fruit, almost citrus. Flavor carries on, dense preserved citrus, densly bitter, basically an IIPA. Feel is lively, thick, hot, and woody. Batch 36 - 2001 - 9-3-7-4-16 Red gold, still, crystal clear like Amaro. Aroma of very deep honey, apple, aa little wood. Taste is very dense bitter, decayed malts, near cloying sweets. Viscous feel, wood, astringent, heat. Aroma has concentrated beautifully. The flavor hasn’t.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lillunken (50) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle at home, batch 92. Pours amber golden with almost no head. Aroma: sweet honey. Taste is sweet malty honey with bitter aftertaste. Tastes almost like mead. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (852) - Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy golden brown with no head. Nose is vanilla, caramel and bourbon. Taste is sugar and vanilla. Lots of alcohol in the taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartzluke (331) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3 oz pour into a stemmed tasting glass from tap at the brewery in Portland. Deep orange and a tiny bit hazy with a strong white head and good lacing. Full bodied. A little sharp. Nose is surprisingly weak compared to what I would have expected. Sweet and malty up front. Assringent candy sweet in the middle and a strange aggressive bitterness that lingers. Too much of a bitter and sweet clash for me. The sweetness is just as aggressive as the bitterness and they don’t meld well.


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