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RATINGS: 1506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2004
Batch 53. Cloudy orange beer with a huge rocky off-white head. Slight pinkish tint. Caramel malt, a heavy dose of spiciness, orange peel, citrusy hoppiness, clove and other fruity smells. Flavour is also very spicy and fruity. Loads of bitterness in the finish. This is a very interesting brew; the appearance and aroma make it seem like a triple but it is very highly hopped for that style. Very soft silky mouthfeel and some slight sweetness. Alcohol is prominent in the finish. In spite of how unusual the combination seems, it works very well. Bitterness mellows a bit as it warms leaving all the gorgeous malt/hop spice aroma to intensify. Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Batch 55. Poured a golden brown color with a slight off white head. Good lacing, head faded quickly. Aroma is a mixture of malt and slight hops, on the sweetish side. Taste hits you with thick malty flavor and then a pleasant fade to hops. Very nice balance. Full mouthfeel. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1113) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2004
Assuming this is about 4 years old. Pours orange/red with ample sediment in suspension. Tiny white head. Brown sugar alcohol nose. Thick mouthfeel. Earth and wood flavours. Hops have obviously mellowed out to the stronger malt character. Honey, soya sauce. Quite sweet. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2004
I enjoyed Adam so much I had to get a couple other hair of the dog brews. Fred pours huge frothy head out of bottle. Dark Amber color, Floral citrusy smells and sips. Potent elixir, very smooth and very hoppy at the same time. Particulates in the bottom of the glass. Kind of occluded like a German Hefeweizen, but this is definitely not. Very tasty, another great product out of Oregon and a very good Barleywine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 23, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2004 Batch 55: Poured a pint of head before settling down. The beer itself is dark orange. Some sludge poured into my glass. Banana aroma. Belgian qualities throughout in this gem. There is the banana/yeastiness to it. Some spiciness. I am surprised this is listed as a barleywine. The finish is warming from the alcohol. Very nice. Sampled Batch 9 17 Dec 04- it has seen better days. Flat. 7-3-7-3-15

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1772) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Pours cloudy gold. Aroma of sweet malt, sugar, and some fruit. Taste is different than the aroma, not as heavy or sweet as I expected. Some fruit in the flavor, with hops as well, but mostly at the end. Not what I expected, but a really nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2004
12 oz bottle, tulip glass. Wheat bread, cookie, candi sugar (H); flower and orange hops (M); doughy yeast (L); honey aroma. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a heavily sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium-full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: sweet, complex, bigtasty!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2004 Batch 8, from 1998. Hazy deep golden color, some floaties that did not sink even after 10 minutes, firm beige head. Full sweet aroma, malty, earthy, some fig, very light floral hops and a bit of tropical fruit. Flavor was sweet, fruity (mango/melon), malty, a little spicy, and with some very mellowed out hops. No prescence of alcohol, very mellow, huge mouthfeel, gelatinous. The years in the cellar have been very kind. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Amber Coloring.. Hops galore. Hint of Barley...but barley wine isnt what you think of... A nice perspective...I have to say I enjoyed this one very much the more I drank it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (5007) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2004
Yikes! Pours an amberish color; very cloudy. Big head. Very hoppy for a barley wine, although barley makes its existence known. Touches of yeast as well. Not a bad barley wine.


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