Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
The sixth edition of the De Proef Brewmaster’s Collaboration Series is our first blended beer. Legendary brewer, Alan Sprints of Hair of the Dog joins Dirk Naudts at De Proef to create this unique bottle conditioned beer. Flanders Fred is a blend of Flanders-sourced lambic with a collaboratively-brewed version of the famous Hair of the Dog Fred. The result is a deep golden ale topped with a creamy off white head. The nose is complex with notes of lemon, pine, tropical fruits and spice. The palate is rich and layered with toffee, apricot and almond, balanced by some green apple, a hoppy bitterness and barnyard funk. Please enjoy Flanders Fred with food and friends. This beer should pair very well with many cheeses, roasted vegetables and grilled meats. We believe this bottle will continue to evolve beautifully over the next few years, adding a subtle blending of the flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12689) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
A hazed golden ale with a thick off white head. In aroma,a nice mix of sour cherries, acetic acid, nice and smooth Brett notes, classic. In month, a nice mix of Brett, cherries, tannins, light cork, very well done. On tap at Green Dragon, Oct. 6 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Poured an amber color with a small sized head. Aromas of citrus, some vanilla, vinegar, and wood. Tastes of vinegar (lots and lots more than the aromas), vanilla, citrus, and green apples. Tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (551) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Cloudy orange with white head and effervescent body. Sour apple and oak aroma. Very pleasant tartness with cherry, lemon and woody esters. A really nice sour red ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6011) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Hazy dark golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vinegar, citrus, vanilla, lighter fruits, bacteria, and wood. Taste of citrus, red wine vinegar, fruit, green apple, bacteria, and a tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Peach skin, citrus fruit and floral honey envelop the wilderness in this friendly but otherwise unmemorable brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the hazy amber.
-The natural carbonation is comfortable, making the wild yeast flavors appear easygoing.
-Even though I enjoyed this and recognize it is well made, I finished my glass feeling that this brew offered less than the sum of its parts.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7329) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Draft at capones with Vinny, Alan, and bill. Pours a clear amber body with light lacing. Aroma is tart acidity and light fruit. Mouthfeel I start with notes of ripe fruit, sour funk and light sweetness. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Macegan75 (812) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Draft at Capone’s. pours opaque golden orange, aroma is coffee acetic acid with some hints of cumquat. finish is beautiful balance of sourm slight funk and malt. finish is clean with some lingering sour nots

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5488) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Sample with James, Bill and Allen at the Black Friday event. Orange amber pour. Notes of grapes, cherry, light caramel, oak, and real funky yeasts. Smaller notes of raisin and peachy tanins. Much nicer then the De Proef version in my opinion.
Earlier Rating: 8/23/2012 Total Score: 3.2
Bottle. Pours clearish copper with small tightly bubbled white head, fresh lacing. Aromas are pine, wood, funk, dried sour fruit. Taste is sour apricots, wood, cherry, apple but then finishes with a very rusty flavor. That copperness did go away as it warmed. Pretty tart and funky but weird at the same time, its needs to mature a bit. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3191) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle - Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Nose is nice fruity maltiness, light cherry, a bit of caramel, a bit of tartness. The Fred is there, but the Flanders is probably a bit overpowering. Fruity as hell--cherry and tropical fruit, with a bit of sweet malt. Not hoppiness, and no booze at all. Good stuff. A bit thinner than I expected, with a touch of carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2012
From the bottle, lemon and peppery spice with some sour notes in the nose. Some funk as well, it is nice with some tart and sour goodness. Lovely brew!

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