Fremont Brewing Company

Commercial Brewery | Seattle, WA, United States of America

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Fremont Brewing Company (Seattle, WA, United States of America)

Beers

Overall average: 77 (logged 312 times)
Fremont 77 Select Spring Session IPA: 67 (logged 8 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Barrel Aged B-Bomb: 88 (logged 15 times)
Winter Warmer (Aged in Barrels, Bourbon)
Also known as: Fremont Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale
Fremont Barrel Aged B-Bomb Cinnamon Infusion: 92 (logged 1 time)
Winter Warmer
Fremont Barrel Aged B-Bomb Coconut Edition: 91 (logged 11 times)
Winter Warmer
Fremont Barrel Aged B-Bomb Coffee Cinnamon: 91 (logged 14 times)
Winter Warmer
Fremont Barrel Aged B-Bomb with Islay Wood Chips: 97 (logged 3 times)
Winter Warmer
Fremont Barrel Aged Dark Star: 93 (logged 33 times)
Stout (Aged in Barrels, Aged in Barrels, Bourbon, Bourbon)
Also known as: Fremont Kentucky Dark Star Bourbon Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout
Fremont Barrel Aged Dark Star Spice Wars: 97 (logged 5 times)
Stout
Fremont Black Heron Project: Sound & Fury Brett IPA: 75 (logged 1 time)
Belgian India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Bonfire Ale: 67 (logged 5 times)
Winter Warmer (Smoked)
Fremont Brother Imperial IPA: 68 (logged 6 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA (Imperial / Double)
Fremont Coffee Abominable: 75 (logged 1 time)
Winter Warmer
Fremont Cowiche Canyon Organic Fresh Hop Ale: 78 (logged 8 times)
American Pale Ale (Organic, Wet Hop)
Fremont Dark Heron IPA: 83 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout: 74 (logged 13 times)
Stout
Fremont Disco Wolf Double IPA: 56 (logged 3 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Dry Fly Aged Vanilla Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale: 86 (logged 6 times)
Winter Warmer (Aged in Barrels, Bourbon)
Fremont Endurance Imperial IPA
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Field to Ferment Amarillo Fresh Hop Pale: 67 (logged 1 time)
American Pale Ale
Fremont Field to Ferment Centennial Fresh Hop Pale: 63 (logged 2 times)
American Pale Ale (Wet Hop)
Fremont Field to Ferment Citra Fresh Hop Pale: 67 (logged 1 time)
American Pale Ale (Wet Hop)
Fremont Field to Ferment Mosaic Fresh Hop Pale: 42 (logged 1 time)
American Pale Lager
Fremont Field to Ferment Simcoe Fresh Hop Pale: 67 (logged 1 time)
American Pale Ale (Wet Hop)
Fremont Fremonks Belgian Tripel: 67 (logged 1 time)
Belgian Tripel Ale
Fremont Harvest Ale: 65 (logged 4 times)
Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Fremont Harvey
Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Fremont Hazy Cowiche: 75 (logged 1 time)
American Pale Ale
Fremont Head Full of Dynomite Hazy IPA: 75 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Head Full of Dynomite Hazy IPA with Simcoe, Mosaic & Cashmere Hops: 67 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Head Full of Dynomite Hazy IPA with Strata Hops: 50 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Head Full of Fresh Hops Hazy IPA: 67 (logged 2 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Homefront IPA: 52 (logged 7 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Interurban IPA: 71 (logged 9 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Lush IPA: 68 (logged 5 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Midnight Rider Imperial Porter: 75 (logged 11 times)
Porter
Fremont Mountain Daisy IPA: 75 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Paradise Peak Pilsner: 75 (logged 1 time)
Czech Pilsner
Fremont Parkland Pils: 67 (logged 1 time)
Czech Pilsner
Fremont Pilsner: 67 (logged 3 times)
Czech Pilsner
Fremont Piña Colada: 67 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Pride Kölsch: 75 (logged 2 times)
Kölsch
Fremont Proletariat Porter: 67 (logged 4 times)
Porter
Fremont Rye Saison: 75 (logged 1 time)
Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Fremont Session Pale Ale
American Pale Ale (Organic, Organic)
Also known as: Fremont Cowiche Canyon Organic Hop Lab #2
Fremont Shine Pilsner: 71 (logged 2 times)
German Pilsner
Fremont Sister Imperial IPA: 78 (logged 3 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA (Imperial / Double)
Fremont Sky Kraken Pale Ale: 72 (logged 3 times)
American Pale Ale
Fremont Sour Weisse: 71 (logged 2 times)
Berliner Weisse
Also known as: Fremont Sour Kettle
Fremont Space Danger! IPA: 69 (logged 4 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Stone Squirrel Coffee Porter: 73 (logged 4 times)
Porter
Fremont Summer Ale: 67 (logged 16 times)
American Pale Ale
Fremont The First Nail Imperial Oatmeal Stout: 77 (logged 7 times)
Stout (Imperial / Double)
Fremont The Lamb American Saison
Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Fremont The Rusty Nail Imperial Oatmeal Stout: 88 (logged 6 times)
Stout
Also known as: Fremont The Last Nail Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Fremont Trifecta IPA: 25 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Universale Pale Ale: 63 (logged 8 times)
American Pale Ale
Fremont Wandering Wheat: 72 (logged 3 times)
American Pale Wheat Ale
Fremont Wandering Wheat (Infused): 75 (logged 4 times)
American Pale Wheat Ale
Fremont Welcome: 67 (logged 1 time)
Berliner Weisse
Fremont Winter Ale: 67 (logged 9 times)
Winter Warmer
Also known as: Fremont Abominable Ale
Fremont Winter Fuego: 67 (logged 1 time)
Winter Warmer

Limited Edition Single Releases

Fremont Bartell Drugs Spring Elixir Imperial IPA: 63 (logged 4 times)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Bellingham Beer Week #3 IPA
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Also known as: Fremont Cowiche Canyon Organic Hop Lab #3
Fremont Bellingham Beer Week #7 Milkshake IPA
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Brew 1000: 100 (logged 4 times)
Barleywine
Fremont Brew 2000
Barleywine
Fremont Brew 3000: 83 (logged 1 time)
Barleywine
Fremont Brew 4000: 92 (logged 1 time)
Barleywine
Fremont Cowiche Canyon Organic Hop Lab #1
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Cowiche Canyon Organic Hop Lab #5: Mosaic IPA: 83 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont Triple Trifecta IPA
American India Pale Ale / IPA

Collaborations

5 for 10 Summer Session Ale (collaboration): 67 (logged 1 time)
American Pale Ale
Breakside / Fremont Back to the Future IPA (collaboration)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont / Breakside Back to the Future IPA (collaboration): 50 (logged 1 time)
American India Pale Ale / IPA
Fremont / Mikkeller Operador Suave (collaboration): 67 (logged 1 time)
Light Lager
Fremont / Oskar Blues Simultaneous Release Wheat IPA (collaboration)
American India Pale Ale / IPA

Unique Casks or Infusions

Logs for beers from this brewery

'Ol reliable. Nothing over the top, nothing too syrupy, too sweet, too alcohol-y, too malty, too whatever. A great way to ring in the new year.
Bottle
I very much prefer this on CO2 but obviously still excellent
Nitro Draft
Delicious, as usual. I wish I'd taken more notes at the time, though.
Far too malty for my taste. Not what I typically go for in an IPA.
Can at Home
Espresso chocolate smell. Sweet burbony body omg so good.
Bottle
Delicious, caramel, sweet, lightly fruity. I liked this a lot better than what I remember of the Brew 3000, but the difference may be because it was on draft.
Fresh hop smell and clean peppy taste. Just enough cereal flavor to carry things along.
Bottle
Still doesn’t taste like peach.
Can at Home
This is good. Not sure I’m picking up the peach. Also, peach body lotion is a sign of poor character.
I really thought I liked the Ol' Greg, but this one took the same basic flavor profile and knocked it out of the park. More subtle up front and brighter all around.
Smooth, sweet, thick. Primary flavor is molasses, brown sugar. Hints of spice though I would not say licorice is overt.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Extremely sweet on nitro, like an alcoholic chocolate shake. Maple is slightly less prominent in this presentation, and the sweetness is a bit intense. Not as good as bottled by a fair bit.
Nitro Draft
Drank most of it before I remembered to take a picture. Fresh, citrus, pine, intensely flavored. Pithy, prickly finish.
Draft
Oatmeal sweetness, roast coffee, thin body, fairly ideal porter. No idea if this is actually made with oats.
Estery Belgian pale with a dry Brett finish. Light banana, grape, hint of white pepper and clove. Avoids overt hoppy or bitter flavors for the most part, just a kiss at the end. Finishes clean.
Still great, buttery, smooth, rich. Bourbon has become very-well integrated. Might have been a little too strong for lunchtime, but I'll never turn this down if it's available.
Two Kraken short of a triple Kraken
Bottle at Home
At first glance this is really good; a piney, hoppy IPA with a funky/cereal finish. After a while the resin builds up in pungency and it gets a little less great, but it's still a strong offering from Fremont.
Right. Thick. But not quite sold on the coconut.
Bottle at Beeeeves, Redmond
Noticeably smoothed out after a year of aging, this was more of a creamy-sweet-but-not-at-all-cloying coconut candy beer. If you’re going to do a coconut beer, there is a way to do it dark, and a way to do it sweet. This is the apotheosis of the latter.
Bottle at Home
A little sad that they didn’t have this on nitro anymore, but this was remarkable nonetheless. Boozy, bourbony, sweet and delicious. Tiny bit raw around the edges from being young.
Unexpectedly dominant guava juice flavor in this hazy IPA. Could be that my palate was a bit burnt by the KBS, but this worked really well.
I don't have the non-fresh hop version to compare this with, but this seems more bitter and less fruity than I remember. Touch of dry resin. After some food this did taste smoother though.
Well, they're not lying. This is sour, and it tastes like cucumber and lemongrass. It's only mildly sour, but since the other flavors are not sweet at all, it'll pucker you a little bit. It at least will not make you think of savory Vietnamese food. It's not bad at all.
Smelled unpromising, like any number of spiced holiday stouts, but this is how you integrate spice into beer. Just enough cinnamon, ginger, whatever, to deliver the impression but the main attraction is a solid, smooth, light porter.
An excellent coffee porter, nutty and just on the edge of savory. Appreciated that this wasn't on the sweet side. Smooth and balanced.
Slightly more bitter than the other one, and less juicy. Less great overall.
Grapey fruit flavors; otherwise, this is a Czech pilsner, grassy, bitter and bright.
Resinous, dark amber. Lots of juniper. Bitter.
Definitely better than the Field to Ferment. Similar opening, slightly more round and grapey, but with a much smoother finish. Good malt and a bit of buttery funk.
Super fragrant, pungent hop-fruity opening. Finish is higher alpha than I wanted, so I couldn't love this. But luckily, this wasn't the only beer I had.
Intense, syrup-thick and sweet, like a reductuon. Every other feature of this beer is very smooth out. A profound experience, even though it's too concentrated to easily enjoy.
Well, this was pretty much as awesome as you'd expect. Definitely smoothed down, although so were the holiday spices. Still, a very well-integrated, delicious glass.
And basically perfect, coffee edition.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Um, basically perfect, as usual.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Buttery helles lager notes with a sunny, citrus hop character on top. Very refreshing.
Dry opening, but with a very pleasant, cereal Kolsch follow through. There is a mild dry hop sheen on the very surface of the beer that gives it a more complex flavor, but it is overall, a light, summery beer.
I kind of like this it reminds me of a Summer shandy. With a very watery bitter lemon juice flavor running through the center.
This was a Malt & Vine tenth anniversary beer; clean fragrant wheat opening, with the wheat funk coming across as sweet, vaguely fruity and with a phantom smokiness. Not sure what the infusion was but there was a dry, slightly bitter fragrant citrus quality there... Buddha's Hand? Pommelo? Really tasty.
Best way to age an excellent beer without temptation is to forget you ever bought it! More than a year plus over the past tasting, this was still very much as I remembered, based on the notes. Still very sweet, still very much kissed with liquor, but malty and smooth and somehow balanced over all that. Still a winner, and glad that I have one left to boot!
Bottle at A Friend's
Aftermath of the 2016 Big Wood Festival. I can't even remember.
The best of the three I've tried so far, and very different. Forward bitterness, but fades into some buttery diacetyl notes. Finish is a lot milder than the other two varieties. On the whole though, while it's better, it doesn't taste quite as fresh, and that keeps it from being excellent.
More enjoyable than the last time, although it still didn't match my memory of the Simcoe version. Finish is still a little too much alpha for me to really love.
Fragrant, round citrus opening, like a Mandarin orange or something, on par with other Fremont fresh hop offerings. However, the finish was a little too alpha for me and built up rather acridly over time. I need to seek out this year's Cowiche Canyon offerings.
Thick, black, and delicious.
Growler at Odin Lounge
I'm just not particularly impressed by this porter... It's not bad, but it's nothing special.
Hoppy, light-bodied pilsner with a fairly bitter finish. Good, lightly toasted cereal flavor.
Felt a tiny bit over-roasted and sour after the Oakshire. Putting Fremont as the loser is an unusual experience for me.
Bottle at Work
Super-fragrant, clean tropical fruit opening, reminiscent of other excellent Fremont IPAs. This one stands out with stronger toasted barley flavors. Very clean finish, with any bitterness coming from the malt, I think. I should grab a couple more of these before they disappear.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
A little syrupy today for my taste but I'm kinda all over the place today
Bottle at Karthik's
Bottle at A Friend's
Cinnamon stands out, but the coffee is very subtle. Oaky, bourbony. Good.
Bottle at Home
Slight smoke, but much less than I would have expected. Really, the Islay influence was subtle. Lots of toffee up front and otherwise the super-refined BBomb experience that you'd expect. Delicious.
A little too sweet, strong cinamon flavors. Some coconut as well?
Sweet, bourbon, cinnamon, smooth, creamy. Adjectives.
Light smokiness, medium strong hops, roasted nuts.
Much more bitter with some woody flavors. I'm also getting some hints of marijuana in the smell?
Bottle at Xbeer One
Very citrusy and fresh. Not very bitter. Floral.
Bottle at Xbeer One
Of the two, this was a little spicier on the nose and more woody, resinous on the tongue. Similar to the citra / simcoe, but not nearly as fruity (as one might guess). Finish is a bit oiler, a bit more woody-bitter. Still very nice, but not quite as good as the first.
Bottle at Xbeer One
Rounded citrus hop flavor, kind of like Asian chewing gum (but in a good way). The flavor is just really, really appealing and unlike the hop presence in nearly any other beer I've tried. Just the barest hint of bitterness on the finish, and no oily resin sheen.
Bottle at Xbeer One
Delicious roasted coffee flavors. Nice sweetness.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Sweeter for sure than when had after the Brew 1000. And more... well, perfect. YUM.
Bottle at Xbeer One
A really delicious fresh hop ale, with tons of pine and fruit in the opening. Avoids feeling like an all essential-oil and resin and no body beer, although it is still pretty thin. But it's hard to fault the flavors that are there when they're so good.
Tastes dry and bitter after the brew 1000. Still pretty good
Really good, but do not drink this directly after the Brew 1000. The contrast in sweetness leaves this tasting a bit tart and ashy. A few minutes separation set everything right again, though. However - it does seem like this is getting less sweet each year. Am I imagining this?
Very smooth, sweet, buttery, dark fruit flavors. Boozy.
You know, this was so sweet -- sweet with malt, with whiskey, with toffee, but totally perfect in that context. Just a superbly constructed beer.
Wow.. Newly minted fresh hop snob because of this brew. Just the right amount of hop to it, crisp flavor profile.
Bottle at Hawks game Seattle
Randall infused with strawberry, coconut and vanilla beans.
A delight. Aged very well. Pulled in a more mellow bourbon flavor with hints of cinnamon and light fruit. Vintage from 2011.
Bottle
Somewhere between a pale ale and a kölsch, with a bit of fruity, yeasty tang and what seems like fragrant dry-hopping, closing with cereal sweetness and pilsner-like bitterness.
It doesn't taste as syrupy to me two months old, but the feeling of concentrated hop resin is still here in force. Bitter and dank and best drunk slightly warmer, I think.
Bottle at Xbeer One
Hoppy foretaste, with lots of fruit and fragrant oils, with sweet malt but not too rich on the cereal. Finishes light. I imagine this is dry-hopped? Nice but not as good as my memory of last time.
Odd tin note at the front. Sweet on the finish.
Can
I don't know if it immediately tastes like pineapple or coconut, but this beer is definitely pina-colada-ish in that vague, "I kind of remember partying in college" kind of way. Vaguely hoppy tropical fruit merges into a faintly nutty flavor that turns into a funky yeast nuttiness to finish. All that and you don't forget it's an IPA either.Have to admit, I liked it.
Not the typical flavor profile of a imperial. Fruity, sharp, and finishes malty. Still, well done. Very enjoyable.
Bottle
Certainly the thickest beer I can remember drinking. There's a lot going on in this. First of all it's very sweet, almost syrupy. Strong roasted, malt flavors with more tamed licorice ones. Could not really taste the smoked barley though.
So thick and pungently sweet, a stout in the mold of a World Wide or maybe a non-barrel aged Berserker. Lots of molasses and spice: the anise there as a hint, the cinnamon more explicit. It's really good, but so in-your-face that some aging would probably much improve this.
Complex cinnamon flavor, rich cereal sweetness.
Draft
Strong pine notes on the front. Sweet brown sugar throughout. Heavy but tasty.
Bottle
Delightful fruity IPA. Lovely pineapple notes at the front. Finishes smooth and crisp. Thank god I have another bottle!
Bottle
Upfront cinamon flavors, but not overpowering, Very well rounded mix of spices, oak, caramel and chocolate flavors. Slightly sweet and boozy. It's delicious.
Nice and smooth. Very clean finish.
Bottle
Great pale ale. Sweet notes on the top and a nice subtle hop finish.
Bottle
Fragrant sweet malt body, hop finish with slightly peppery and interesting complexity.
Bottle
Crisp and bitter, this is why I labeled is a "czech pilsner", some it is nearly perfect.
Pleasing medium sourness with underlying cereal flavors.
Pure resin extract. Very powerful and fragrant resinous flavors, but, strangely enough, without the usual bitterness. Has quite a powerfull resinous and floral smell as well.
This tasted pretty much like concentrated hop syrup. The flavors were basically good; what you'd expect from Fremont, but so intense here that it was hard to take this beer seriously. The finish was impressively not bitter, given all that, however.
Pine Sol. This tasted basically like Pine Sol and I couldn't taste anything else. My mouth feels like furniture.
Really quite nice. A piney, light IPA with a sweetish cereal finish. The lightness and sweetness make for a good combination. Maybe I'm just over-happy it was no longer the lemon/chinook version?
It starts like a session IPA but finishes like a fake lemon drop hard candy. I can't say it was a good thing.
Smoke was subtle, with notably more hops when compared to the other dark beers on this tray. Not gonna lie, this probably would have fared much better out of context.
Good coffee flavor on top of a dry, roasty base beer. It didn't blow me away, but it was very decent. I know I said some things about spices with the regular Abominable, but didn't notice that much here. Just dark beer and coffee.
Somehow I've never had this before. Dry and roasty to good levels, but there's a sour coffee undertone that is never a sign of a stout I'll love. I guess I should stick to the bourbon versions of this from now on.
A big brother to the saison, with a lot of the same flavors, but stronger. There's also a touch of raw booze, which knocks it down a peg, although if it weren't side by side with the saison it probably would have fared better.
A bit of clove on the nose, which is not my favorite kind of saison, but this had a really light, refreshing body on top of the spice and a clean, cereal malt finish. It was much better than I thought it'd be, and maybe even the day's winner!
Presents a lot of hop induced flavors (floral, citrus, resinous) without the caracteristic bitterness of IPAs. Was getting some bread flavors. Very pleasant and refreshing, but maybe a little bit to shy in its flavors.
Bottle at Home
Lots of pine on the nose, yet finishes nicely with no bitterness.
Bottle
Smells of rich cherrywood and espresso. Silky but light cinnamon presence, my biggest worry was of too-present cinnamon, is no where to be tasted. Toasted malt body finishes as a warm coffee-bread. The mix of flavors are so smooth they hint towards coconut. There is nothing tacked-on with these flavors-- they are blended so well that even though I taste the underlying Abominable (by itself a fantastic beer) this is effectively a new beer.
Bottle
This is a B Bomb, all right, and true to its base there is a dessert-like sweetness about this beer. In this, however, the finish is diffused and defused by a very high quality, roasty-smooth coffee flavor. In between, noticeable cinnamon adds a festive after-dinner drink quality to the whole affair. Best of all, the whole progression is wholly organic; not a flavor out of place. So far, all of the "special" versions of Fremont's barrel-aged beers have been arguably better than the originals, and this is no exception.
Bottle at A Friend's
Bright hopped warmer smell. Mild thin start quickly warms up and remains mild but cereal tastiness comes out. Approachable and drinkable.
Bottle
Very well balanced beer. The coffee flavor is very clear, but not too bitter or overwhelming. Sweet, but not too much.
Bottle at Friend's Apartment
I had to sniff it again because I couldn't taste any cinnamon in this. It's there in the nose, but I'll be darned if I could tell the difference between this and regular BBomb as far as pure flavor goes. But BBomb is wonderful in the first place, so this is automatically wonderful as well. (For the record, everyone else assured me they could taste the cinnamon.)
Decent take on winter ale. Smoke on the start and smooths out to a tasty chocolate finish.
Bottle
Clear hints of holiday spice right in the nose, which carries well into the flavor. Where the coffee darkened the overall effect, this brightens it considerably, leaving the mouth tingling after the deep smoothness of the base beer. Alternating this and the coffee actually accentuated the good qualities each brought. Super-yummy!

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