RATINGS: 1553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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Ritzn (2231) - GERMANY - AUG 31, 2017
Amber with little white head. Aroma is vanilla, quince, other fruit, caramel. Taste is balanced hoppy oily bitterness with fruity caramel dark deep sweetness. A bit phenolic. Still drinkable. Not bad.

anstei (2850) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle, at SinH4-5K-MoritzF-10K tasting. Pours clear dark amber. Aroma is very fruity, still a barley wine. Body is strong and heavy, sweet, pine and barley wine, jelly, caramel, with a healthy dose of booze, but very drinkable. Lingering pine palate. Very good!

rami_pl (5196) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 27, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Fred by Hair of the Dog Brewing Company at Czerniakowska Intensywne, owocowo-zbozowe, tropikalne, solidna giryczka, lepkawo slodkawe, czuc troche utlenienie, ale fajnie sie pije calosciowo ewidentnie

ryecatcher (1479) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle while visiting my brother. Pours is gold with a decent off-white head. Nose is stone fruit, brown sugar, bread, grass. Mouth is relatively sweet, sticky palate, lots of fruit, caramel, candied orange peel, warm and boozy finish. Another one of those beers that I would rather saved for a Chicago winter, but I was in Seattle and well... HOtD doesn’t leave the West Coast. So I drank it in Seattle. In July.

Brewhemia (322) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2017
Light almost clear golden amber color with off white head. Looks delicious. Citrussy and tangerine aroma from the hops I guess, and also some estery fruitiness of apples and pears I think. The malt itself isn’t overly present in the aroma but wow it really smells wonderful. The taste is quite sweet and not much bitterness up front but light to medium bitter finish with a little citrussy and grassy hop flavor. All the fruity notes from the aroma can be sensed in the flavor as well. And again not much of the traditional malt flavors especially for a barley wine. It had a fulm body and medium carbonation and a burn from the alcohol can be felt on the palate. I think it is a really great beer. Complex and balanced and quite original in that it is really refreshing in its fresh fruitiness for a barley wine.

tricksta_p (5565) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2017
From tap at Hair of the Dog, Portland. Aroma is sweet malt, dried fruits, bit candied, ripe fruits, caramel, a touch of hops, with spicy notes. Flavour is rather sweet with a little bitterness in the finish and a boozy liquor touch. Body is full. Sweet and heavy, drinks like a royal shot of spicy liquor. Very nice.

beer_queue (147) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2017
Batch 95. Hazy, orange/copper color with moderate amounts of suspended sediment; no real head to speak of besides a thin white ring. Subtle aroma of sweetness—candied stone fruits and citrus marmalades; some toffee & chalky hops mixed in, too. Medium-light body; no carbonation; mild warmth from booze. Arrives with a mixture of caramel, stone fruits, and citrus fruits. Boozy, malty middle with chalky hops toward the end. Finish continues with a lot of bitterness but also has tangerine peels lingering. Give it a couple of minutes in the glass, and the bitterness completely dominates. Solid barleywine but falls short in terms of balance.

AgentAle (1891) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2017
Aroma is citrus, apple, pearl, caramel, straw and candy sugar Taste is an exceptional mingle of malts and hops. Very well balanced. Slight liquor burn aND biterrness on finish.

gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2017
On draft at the source. Pours cloudy brownish gold with no head. Caramel and confectioners sugar, paper, low carbonation, light body. Astringent finish.

BeerRenter76 (1064) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Originally rated on 2/7/09. My only gripe about this was the carbonation, upon pouring (very, very slowly) i had a pint glass full of foam with ’1 inch of beer. It took forever for it to finish pouring the glass and i ended up only getting about 8 oz. out of each of my bottles (2). Other than that it was pretty good. Aroma and flavors of sweet malts, dark fruit, pine and floral notes from the hops. Overall it was nicely balanced, not too sweet or bitter, good complex flavors, and it was easy to drink. A bit pricey but it was worth a try. Batch #73

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