Wednesday, June 04, 2008
While at HOD dropping off the auction check for Fred Fest, Alan had some Fred from the Wood he could sell me so I picked up some cases. This yearly brew is an oak aged version of his “Fred”.
Light amber/golden in color. Massive sticky white head. It has a wonderful aroma of spicy hops, coriander, and sweet malt/honey. The flavor is jam packed with hops. Plenty of piney, lemony, spicy hop flavor and the hop bitterness to match. The malt does come through with a touch of caramel and candy sugar. The wood provides plenty of tobacco and vanilla along with the other massive flavors to make this already complex beer even more so.