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RATINGS: 1411   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2010 Pours a hazy orange brown, with a great, lacy head. Aroma is sweet malt and spicy hops, cedar. Flavor-peppery rye, blood orange, alcohol, sweet and lively. Aftertaste is well balanced hops, a perfect juxtaposition to the fruity malty sweetness. V.2003. On tap at Lucky Baldwins. Deep amber. Flowers, cant pinpoint aroma. Smells like curry and metal. Taste- complex, tropical fruits, floral, pepper, salty, spicy, malty goodness. Finishes full bodied, sweet, slightly syrupy. Wow.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (706) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a hazy yellow , thick fluffy head . Aromatic hop aroma . Taste is slightly sweet but has a nice piney hop note . Finishes a little boozy but otherwise delicious . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1333) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2014
STEVE!! Thanks! A couple of bottles from the source, cellar aged 14 months and split with ck1 & Jan. Lighter than expected pour. Very fruity, barleywine-ish, caramel/butterscotch-y. Similar to Bourbon Fred but not as super sweet. 14.2

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1246) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy dark amber with a lot of sediment and an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, alcohol, dried fruit, orange rind, and hops - with a bitter and alcoholic finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Pour with thick rich head and big malty rye aroma. The flavor was so big and rich, yah needed a fork and knife to cut through it. Absolutly big wonderful beer for the tastebuds. Great hop usage to balance it out. Great finish with added warmth to put this over top.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2229) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Youll know what youre getting into at first whiff. Malts and alcohol greet you, a murky copper color with just a ring of head around the glass. Some caramel/ toffee sweetness mellows the whole thing. Alcohol burn and warmth all the way down.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (974) - , Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2014
good brew; didnt seem like a barley wine to me. raisins and yeast in aroma and taste... ok, but I dont see the fuss..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1974) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Clear amber in colour with medium carbonation and virtually no head. Aromas are of dried apricot, toffee, booze, licorice, and earth. A bit of sherry on the palate, along with white pepper, and spicy grain. This bottle had a few years on it, but was still a bit hot. OK.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SupperHopped (13) - - AUG 23, 2014
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 (1025) - 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 (958) - 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.


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