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

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Consumed August 2012. Golden pour with a white head. The aroma is full fo tart cherries with some biscuit malt. The flavor is a mix of lightly tart cherries, light funk, leather, grapes and biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/10/2014. Pours fairly hazy reddish orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of green apple, cherry, cranberry, pear, grape, herbal, clove, pepper, oak, candi sugar, light vinegar, funk, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with funk and moderate malts; and good strength. Taste of big tart cherry, cranberry, green apple, pear, grape, herbal, clove, caramel, candi sugar, oak, funk, vinegar, toast, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy/fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark and light fruits, herbal, clove, pepper, candi sugar, oak, funk, vinegar, toast, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors with moderate funk; and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, slick, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent blended Flanders Red style! All around awesome balance and complexity of tart fruity/spicy esters with malt; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle at the Funky 8 - Barcade, Brooklyn, NYC. Quite funky with moderate tang, medium sweetness. Lots of sour berries. Good balance. Very nice beer overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmonster (953) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Pours dark gold with a slight haze. Medium size off-white head. Good retention and spotty lace. Fruity nose with sour elements. Lemons, apricot, soft cheese, funk, and spice. Very nice. And the flavor is even better. Medium sour flavor. Light plus body, thin-oily texture, lively carbonation and a sticky, tart finish. So good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2704) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Golden tangerine with a slight rosy crimson hue and a small, tight eggshell cap that left a spot or two inside the glass. Subtle aroma that improves as it warms. Tart cherry skin, plum, raisin, lemon, and apricot in the nose. Flavor is moderately sour with cherry pie filling, slight cinnamon, caramel-covered Granny Smith, graham cracker, and honey-baked biscuit. Moderate carbonation...great mouthfeel. This is a really good brew!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle at brewery. Opaque burnt orange with nice bubbly white cap, sticky lacing. Aroma of sour cherry, raspberry, tart apple and a hint of woody malt. Taste is sour cherry and apple. Good sweet fruit balanced with tart. Nice easy, slight dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2013
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...clear, amber-gold with a thick white head. Nose...orchard fruits and brown sugar with yeasty bits. Palate...lightly frothy, bittersweet with a focus on pit fruits like peach and apricot. The sweetness lingers on the back palate with a dried fruit flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1224) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2013
[Bottle, thanks Guerde!] Pours amber with a long-lasting, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is sour, a touch of vanilla after warming, some strawberry and cherry. Quite tart, cherry and raspberry. Green apple as well. Alcohol is quite well hidden. Somewhat dry finish with some light lingering bitterness. Overall, a solid beer. Thanks again, Andy!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Draft (in Minneapolis, labeled as HotD Flanders Fred, but presumably the collaboration version). Medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, sour, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some wood, sour. Soft medium body, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1474) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2013
750 bottle. Pours hazy dark gold. Big funk nose. Taste is bitter with a lemony and unripened apple profile and a bit of some teeth numbing acidity. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice.


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