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RATINGS: 1538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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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3.9
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2004
I am not always a huge fan of barley wines, but i enjoyed this one. Sometimes they can just be a little too much for me, especially in the sweetness and malts. But, this one was smooth and unnoffensive. As a hop head, I liked the bitter finish.

4.5
AcctError14093 (195) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Batch #56 Pours thick, hazy, amber with plentiful carbonation and a full rocky yellow head. Lacing is sticky. Aroma is of fruity esters, like a tripel, fresh and grassy with spices, peaches and apples lurking in the background. Tastes sweet and fruity with a slow moving but distinctive hop finish. Palate is full bodied and creamy. This is a well-crafted beer with a great balance of flavors and palate; complex without being over the top, but subtle and unassuming. This concoction seems more like a complex tripel than a barleywine. Anywhoo, I liked it.

4.3
Ungstrup (38383) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2007 [Batch #1, drunk with Fred Eckhardt at GBBF 2004] A brown slightly hazy beer with a fine orange head. The aroma is of pudding and wood, clearly a well matured beer. The flavor is of alcohol, caramel, wood, and pudding with a dry woody end. A great beer - especially when aged.

Batch 63, sampled February 2006. An unclear amber beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is very complex, and very hoppy, but also with a light touch of alcohol. The flavor is very hoppy especially notes of grapefruit comes thru, leading to a dry bitter end. The body is very thick. I like the aged version best. [8/3/8/4/17]

3.7
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Bottle. Batch #45. Good God, the head on this thing is amazing. Took me almost 15 minutes to get it to a point to where I could drink it! Iced tea colored body. Nose is quite nice-floral and pleasant. Taste is sweet on the front and bitter on the back. Their use of hops is quite nice. Flavor notes that come out are: alcohol, brown sugar, bitter aplpes, wood, and straw. The hops, malts, and sweetness play off each other quite well. The finish is bitter and very sticky. Not the best BW I have ever had, but quite enjoyable.

3.9
madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2004
Bottled: Orange coloured. Unclear. Off white medium sized head. Flvoaur is sweet, full of alcahol and some spices. Flavour is dominated by suger, alcahol, some malt and some vague grassy notes. Is warming and light bitter in the end.

3.9
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Sweet aroma, sugar, yeast and alcohol. Gold to orange body, with a small white head. Very sweet flavor, very sticky, ends with a nice alcohol burn.

3.9
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2006 Batch 22 (3/99): This poured an opaque medium-brown color with no head, but a lightly laced halo. It has an aroma of sweeter malts, peppery spices, and alcohol... almost medicinal in scent. Very creamy in the mouth. There’s a lot going on, with some caramel flavoring, dark fruits, peppers from the rye, a slight hint of hop bitterness, and a strong alcohol presence. It slides down very smoothly and leaves a slightly sweet, alchohol and syrup finish. A nice warming drink.

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4.1
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2004
Light golden reddish color with a nice bountiful head. Has almost a weizen aroma, sweet malts, dark fruits , bubble gum. Its inticing but not overbearing. Bursting with flavor. Initially sweet then come the malts and the hops bite back in the end. Somewhat warming the bitterness blends well with the ABV. Sit by the fire and savor this one.

3.9
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Bottle: Pours dark amber with some red & orange tints; has medium to large eggshell/light tan head. Aroma: bubble gum, sticky hops, apple, plum, light raisins, alcohol, sweet malts. Taste really shows off the hops - pine, grapefruit, floral, citrus, tea. Though it’s quite sweet initially, reminding your palate of eating apple or plums. Very nice malt backbone from beginning to finish. Finally, the hops come through in the end with some bitter bite, and really dry things out. Very good.

4
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2004
bottle from LES beer store. intense aroma of apples sweet fruit,thick head oange hues syirpy sweet not too heavy very smooth and enjoyable,not harsh at all


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