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RATINGS: 1521   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2004
batch 22....amber, cloudy, no head. lots of toffee and woodiness in the nose...some alcohol too, but its mostly well-masked. flavor has a surprising sweetness with lots of toffee and woodiness. this is the 2nd bottle ive had in 4 days, and this one is much better than first for some reason.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Batch 41.No head ,but what a beautiful hue;golden orange ,Cloudy with some floaties..guess I shoulda stopped pouring but what the hey.I cant pinpoint all the aromas but the aromatic malts and hops sing drink me now.First,the alcohol is well hidden here.Flavor of the hops comes out nicely and a blast of spices.One of my favorites.Glad I finally rated this one.Another great Northwest Brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2004
07.23.04 Mag bottle, batch 36, 3 yr old, courtesy of Probiere. I started taking notes on this one...Pretty clouded orange amber, light head. Body is creamy and smooth. Deeply complex nose and flavor...then I put down the pen and relished in what turned out to be my highlight of a tremendous beer list at our NJ (JJ Bitting) mini-gathering. This beer is awesome. A thousand thank yous, Emily!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Magnum. Cloudy Golden in color with a white head. Hoppy and yeasty aroma. Lots of hops. Smooth malty flavor. Excellent beer. Smooth tasting. Nice bitterness. Nicely aged beer. Enjoyable beer. Thanks Probiere.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Damn it, Probiere! You took this out from under my nose! And many cudos for bringing, although for the small group of 7 that we had, the 1.5 l magnum of this 3 year old gem pretty much did us all in for the night. Cloudy golden, with a white head. Hoppy, yeasty aroma (hops after all this time?). Massive smooth malt with nice hop bitterness. Smooth and extremely easy to drink! Deceptively huge beer. And this once again demonstrates the advantage of a huge bottle when it comes to long term aging. This one makes me happy!

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 (1116) - 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


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