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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: 180   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1593) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Draft at Monks. Hazy orange pour with a soft foamy head. Interesting aroma. Caramel apple. Hazelnuts. Strong Brett sour with some unexpected notes. French fries. Pecan pie. Nutella. Wood chips. Fresh pasta. Blue jeans. Not your average Flemish red!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2092) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Tap at Blind Tiger for VSK night. Pours reddish copper with flat looking head. Some dark fruits and funk on the nose. Tastes lightly tart, peppery, caramel, lemon, cherries, red wine, malt, and pears. Tannic bitterness and lightly carbonated.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin creamy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of tart citrus, berries and a sugary note. The taste is citrus, berries and a tart finish. Medium bodied.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
brystmar (1238) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 On tap at Blind Tiger for VSK. Fruity, dry aroma. Somehow everything becomes a clusterfuck on the palate, unable to figure out what it wants to be. Medicinal as hell, makes me cringe. Blending Fred into the lambic base was a mistake.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2012
750 ml bottle to my Duvel glass. Pours hazy amber orange with a quick soapy off white head that dissipates to a thin soapy film and foamy ring. Aroma has faint sugar and caramel with funky tart apple. Taste is sour in a gentle way with apple cheese and wet wood orange zest lemon and leaves a hidden bitterness. Palate is medium fizzy and chalky with a drying finish. This is gentle and awesome!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dangjdangel (39) - - NOV 27, 2012
Delicious Flanders sour on tap at Midway Pub ATL. Pours a golden red and is sour without being painful. Yum! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9888) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8867) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (501) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5312) - Spring Mount, 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.


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