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


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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

Capa's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Cloudy orange/red with minimal head. Aroma is fruity, bright, tart, light funk, sweet. Medium body. Flavor has a sharp tart bite right off the bat. Sweet fruits balance the tart punch, light sweet malt, cherry, tropical bright fruits, and light funk. I generally stay away from collaboration beers because they rarely live up to the hype. I’m very happy to have been talked into this one. Top-notch stuff here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14844) - 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 (5438) - 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 (1821) - 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 (2895) - 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 (2522) - Between JAX and SGJ, 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 can’t 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 (781) - 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 (2062) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1945) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2016
On tap at Mekong. Earthy aromas, dry citrus. Cloudy orange with a somewhat lasting white head. Dry, earthy, funky. Light-medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2279) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
On tap at HotD. Dark golden with an off-white head. Aroma is peach, dried pear, rhubarb. Medium bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, lightly tart on the palate with fruity notes and a dry finish along with a subtle touch of bitterness. Taste is peach, dried pear, sour summer fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8263) - Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Draft to taster at Cappy’s. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off white head film. The aroma and flavor have tart fruit, apples, citrus, cherry, funky, caramel, mild lemon, some resiny character, mild spices, I don’t think it is overly sweet, interesting combination of flavors, I am a fan of the base Fred more but this is an interesting spin.

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