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RATINGS: 1442   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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5256) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Batch #42: This has a red/brown appearence with a substantial, creamy head, that takes its time shrinking to a nice lacing. There is a sweet, yeasty aroma, that gives a slight hint of the flavor to come. Heaps of malts, subtle hop presence, sweet caramel, chocolate-covered fruit - there is a lot going on. This reminds me quite a bit of Young’s Old Nick. This is a bit better, but Old Nick is quite a bit cheaper, and this isn’t superior enough to it to make me want to buy it that often. Still, this is a great beer.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartzluke (201) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (581) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Tap at brewery with commonmac and rosskyle and wildcard. 12oz pour in tulip. Light copper with thick foamy white head. Strong aroma of sugar and alcohol. nice nose. Strong sugar taste throughout. Aggressive and bold. A bit of funky sour dark fruit. Well done.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcon25 (188) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle pour split, with Andrew, tried along with the Fred from the wood, thin amber pour, this is batch #92 got this at the Brewery probably about a year ago. Sweet raisin taste little hop taste, really enjoyed this one, probably a tad bit more than the Fred from the wood.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1159) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2015
12 oz bottle poured, shared, and enjoyed side by side for comparison with Fred from the Wood. Fred batch no. 92. Pours a thick, cloudy burnt orange color with a super sweet brown sugar aroma. Smooth, sweet sugary flavor with some caramel and cinnamon spice. Candy finish. Very nice beer, and in my opinion, definitely one of a kind. Fun comparison too, but I’ll explain that on a different beer rating.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gearz (44) - 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 (1112) - 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 (183) - 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. I’d 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 (941) - 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 (735) - 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 (3453) - 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.


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