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RATINGS: 1483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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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2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cjl6 (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Drank at the tasting room. Okay let’s be honest... for a 10% ABV in a Belgian golden I expect the candi sugar to dominate, drying out the pallet and turning a strong beer into a lighter beer with a slight malt background and a yeast flavor to dominate the flavor. All that I could think about by drinking this beer was how thick and heavy it is. If I drank this through a straw it would take effort to suck it through the straw. This is not an easy to drink beer. Yes the flavors are very complex and nice, but it takes effort to finish the gorgeous tulip glass it came in. My friend agreed, and then the couple to my side also agreed, offering us some of their beer if we would like it. I gave it a 2.7 because yeah it is a very tasty beer but if I’m trying to kick back a few beers and hang out with friends this wouldn’t be my first choice.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (4447) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Hair of the Dog, Portland. Bright, clean gold with pretty white foam. Hazy yeast, full sweet mouth. Perfect balance of cream, alcohol and yeast. Just a terrific, landmark beer. Great bread, a touch lactic and full rich alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (832) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is strong fruit (apple, pear) and caramel. A tad sweet but incredible mouthfeel and the right amount of rye and hoppy bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkevin (433) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
Tap @ Borefts ’15. Notes from then: Sweet! Lots of candy notes. Syrup. Like it a lot!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (634) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours a murky dark orange with white head. Nice strong aroma is brown sugar, caramel, some fruits. Taste is moderate to heavily sweet with a little alcohol burn. Flavors of brown sugar, biscuits, toffee, caramel, dark fruits. Big tasty beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Temptation (257) - - FEB 9, 2016
Very great beer, plenty of flavour and aroma to raw grain, brown sugar, biscuit and a slight bitter hint, which balances to the perfection.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bulldogops (1682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Rating #1677 - #CBC2015 - Beer 62 - On tap at HOTD w/ Ferris. Hazy brassy coloured pour, bubbly head, not much lacing. Aroma is sweet sweet citrus and honey - mango, peach, vanilla. Taste is an alcoholic hoppy punch, lots of IBUs tempered with sweetness, and a ton of alcohol on the palate, but not thoroughly undisguised. Just a big bold beer for flavour-lovers. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4246) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2016
Hair of the Dog Fred on tap at Imazato. A mellow brassy gold. A juicy fresh orange citrus aroma easily to confuse with an IPA. The taste is malty and gives a sort of caramel spread and orange blossoms flavor. After the hoppy bouquet the more malt forward flavor caught me by surprise. This is a damn solid beer and in no way reveals it’s huge 10% ABV. Had some in a snifter and it totally boosted the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (381) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 31, 2016
On tap at Imazato. Poured a bright orange gold, pretty clear. A difficult aroma to pin down, lots going on - dense hop mix, floral, strong grassy and earthy notes. Nothing feels out of place not overpowering. The flavour gives a sharp booze feel with a tonne of citrus, kind of like a liqueur, but this is carried by a medium body with an effervescent feel. Interesting stuff. A sipper, with plenty of flavour to take in. We all shared a glass of the start of the tap, which was filled with sediment, very cloudy, and it had a remarkable funky yeast, rye, and hop aroma. Makes me wanna try a bottle so I can measure my pour to mix some of this in.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1285) - TAIWAN - JAN 15, 2016
Aged for at least 3 years. pours clear golden with thin white head, it has big bready aroma with hint of spice. it tastes medium sweet, sour, and finishes bitter. full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattH (750) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Aroma is a ton of peach. Taste is peach and pine. Finish is bitter. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky.


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