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


on tap

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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
The sixth edition of the De Proef Brewmasterís 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
malrubius (2616) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle from Julios. Murky cloudy caramel color with lasting head and a little lace. Funky woody cherry caramel bready aroma. Fruity sour cherry caramel woody with out of place herbal bitterness and some toffee in the finish along with mouth-coating old wood. Medium body. Fairly unpleasant. Give me Rodenbach Grand Cru at half the price any day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ineedbeer (1861) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Poured from a 32 oz crowler. Aroma is sweet with a medium light honey note. Some light stone fruit notes with some cherry and a touch of tropical fruit. Some caramel with a bit of toasted bread. Light acidity and faint citrus notes. Pours a slightly hazy, copper color with a large, frothy, rocky, light tan head that recedes to a thin film of foam that clumps in the center. Light lacing and no legs. Flavor is moderately acidic with a moderately strong malt profile. Lots of caramel, honey and some lighter toasted bread. Medium light bitterness. Some stone fruit notes and over ripe tropical fruit with bits of cherry. The honey character gives it a strong oxidation note. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, not a good beer. Iím not sure why, but this beer has such a strong a oxidation that really conflicts with the light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (3186) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Kind of a typical Flemish red/brown. This one was a little extra foamy in head & more lace. Flavor was a bit more bitter in finish too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2016
Earthy hop, touch of spicy hop, biscuity malt, with med bitterness and well-balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5800) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light yellow orange colored body and a fair lacing. The funky aroma was musty dry and sour. The dry crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering fruity aftertaste. The sharp flavor contained notes of sour mildly vinous citrus floral dough and fruity. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2016
Draft. Aroma of cherry, vinegar. Deep red body with generous head. Flavor is cherry, barnhouse and a tartness that leads to vinegar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2016
Slightly hazy orange post. Big off white head. Lacing. Slight sour cherry and peach nose. Somewhat tart fruit in the mouth with a hint of acetic bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (2702) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
On tap at Novare Res in Portland, Me which is slightly ironic I guess u guize. Pours a nice ruby hued head, cream hued foam head. Lightly tart and acidic, nice pitted fruit sweetness underneath. I canít believe I have to be at the airport at 5 am tomorrow gonna suck. Sourness lingers on the palate. Medium to light bodhi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quick3Beers (986) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a hazy golden-copper from a bottle. Aroma of lemon, green apple, like a french pastry. Flavor does add notes of apricot, apricot jam in particular, maybe some quince. A little barnyard funkiness and a hint of pine. Good sourness. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2132) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Apricot orange. Aroma and taste of berry. Light funk into the finish. Sample at Bens ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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