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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: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21199) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Draft courtesy of Keith at Sunset Grill, thank you sir! Cloudy golden yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of sour summer fruit. Taste is softly sour lemon, cherries, rhubarb. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18222) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15774) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Pours a hazy orange/amber color with a sticky white head. Some acetic sourness, cherry, and a nice lactic note. There is a fair amount of oak, some grass, and a bit of lemon peel. A touch of fruity sweetness. The flavor is quite tart, maybe a bit on the acetic side. Red wine vinegar, leather, some oak, and a hint of cherry. A little bit of lemon and lemon peel. Light malt and fruit sweetness in the background. Just a hint of straw and grass in there too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2016
Earthy hop, touch of spicy hop, biscuity malt, with med bitterness and well-balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14074) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (13995) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
750 c&c from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy copper with a 4 finger creamy off-white head. All the foam cuts the aroma, but lightly sour light pitted fruit seems present. Full bodied. Flavor is full of many things. There’s a strong yeasty funk, with fruity sour, and something like noble hop (not the grassy type). A little treacle. Finishes barnyard and reasonably sour. Just delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, citrus, horseblanket and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, citrus, light barnyard funk and light earthiness with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering citrus finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13070) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12802) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12693) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of citrus, cherry, mustiness, caramel, and leather. Flavor of caramel, cherry, toffee, citrus, rhubarb sauce, and yeast.


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