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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (2791) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Hazy orange-amber, large white head, soapy lacing. Nose is cherries, vinous notes, acetic vinegar, fairly pronounced malts, toffee, and caramel. A weird hybrid of styles that doesn’t fully work. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, slightly cloying, slightly acetic, light acidity in the finish. Odd.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3588) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy orange small wht head. Aroma is funk and tart. Medium mouthfeel with light sour and funk with tart finish.  Hides alcohol very well, a good Sour ale from De Proef.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6176) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks Jeff! Dark reddish pour with white head, aroma has deep caramel, toffee, some rich pine, orange notes, hints of a sour cherry, raspberry, slight tart lemon. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, caramelized sugars, touch of oak, vanilla, some raspberry, cherry, hints of nice lemony tart, finishing fairly sweet, tart and slightly bitter. This is a bit all over the place, but it works well, somehow.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1984) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle shared by Bacterial. Clear orange pour, light lacing and a slightly hoppy barleywine aroma. Flavor is light and slightly tart lemons and green apples with a woody finish. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1274) - Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Appearance: light coppery orange, with an off-white head and thick lacing. Aroma: very tart-smelling, with strong, puckering fruit and vinegar, spicy yeas, a hint of nuts and candi sugar, with a bit of resinous hops in the back. Taste: very tart/sour up front, with notes of apple cider vinegar, cherries, unripe orange, then an inrush of almost candy-like sweet fruits (cherries, figs, apples), then a turkish delight-like malt flavor enters. Finish: tangy and tart makes a comeback, with a bit of saison-like funk leading to a red wine-like end. Notes: Really been on a sour beer kick lately, and this one was pretty enjoyable. Very strong tartness up front in the aroma and taste, but there’s a lot of sweet fruit, malt, and spice to balance it out. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
750mL bottle, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of brett, light sour fruits, cherries and champagne. Flavour is tart and fairly sweet, with balsamic vinegar, sour light fruits, dry fruit and oak barrels. If there are no oak barrels used, there is a lot of complexity as such with a fairly light body. Medium carbonation and really well-blended. Great stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrewMoose (82) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Pour with a thick rich head. Wonderful aromas. Great barnyard yeast aromas and flavors. Nice sourness and apple nutty flavored. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2693) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Amber with an off white lacing head. Quite nice to look at. The aroma has fruit, malt, citrus, some pine, sourness and a bit of funk. The flavor has the same with a nice fruity sourness dominant. It has a nice lively feel. Quite crisp and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2210) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2012
750 ml. Hazy deep golden/amber body. Big frothy, white head. Aroma of citrus, grapes, fruits, funk. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately acidic. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Lots going on in the flavor: funky/musty yeast, tart cherries, sour lemon. Hints of peach. Crisp, sour finish cut by underlying sweetness. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tinco (566) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
Orange with little to no head. Pretty funky aroma with nice fruity characteristics. Taste was slightly sour with a nice balanced maltiness. All in alla good beer but nnothing super cool...


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