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


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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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.

crackedmachine's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crackedmachine (477) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Pours a very cloudy, copper-amber with a sizable, lasting off-white head. Aroma is a bit of sweet dried fruit and malt vinegar. Flavor follows, with moderate sweetness, cherries and other fruit, wood, and a pronounced but not bracing sourness. A melange of well-balanced, almost mild flavors, and quite mellow on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2080) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Draft pour at the Burgundian. Pours a cranberry juice red color with a short bubbly head. Aroma full of spice and dark fruits. Very complex flavor with some raisin, plum, apple, cranberry, and a full array of dark fruits. The majority of the flavor is very bold, and doesn’t show any sweetness at all. Very nice beer here. Loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (356) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
So good. I’ve been sitting on a bottle for 2 years and it has mellowed really well. Sour tart is perfectly balanced with the Wild ale and is so sippable. Need to get my hands on some more Hair of the Dog!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2750) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Poured from a 750ml bottle. This is fantastic, tart, apple, melon, slight maltiness, fruity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (8406) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Dry, with a tropical fruit and apple tartness. Not overly sour, but not exactly mellow eiter. The base beer works well here. This sour was a great food compliment, though they are scored the same, I’d pick Michael 6 times in 10 :)"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (6482) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Brewed 2002. Very nice. Pours cloudy orange with ok head and lacing. Some raisin, plum, apricot and light bretta. Sweet and sour finish. Great stuff. Bottle thanks to Donny at Epic Sour Tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (4607) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle (Brewed March 2012) shared from me at DC Annual Epic Sour Tasting. Honey yellow with off-white head. Aroams of dark fruit, tart notes, tropical fruit, raspberries. Tastes of dark fruit, tropical fruit, citrus, tart notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (5286) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Thanks GenDV138! Pours a hazy orange amber with an off white head. Caramel nose. Tart cherry flavors. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Great back story to this rate. I was meeting up with HeffIam for an in person trade. He and some buddies were in town for a bachelor party. I introduced him and a few of the celebrants to Dave Blanchard, owner of the Brick Store. He proceeded to show them the Brick Store cellar and pop one of these bottles on the house. Glad he did. Marvelous beer. Pours a just hazy red with hint of brown. Big white head. Scent is cranberry, sours grapes, and tart candy. Well balanced sweet and sour flavors. Lively with a light medium body. Bottle - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1674) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Deep orange gold. Minimal lacing. Nose of pineapple and lychee, lactic funk. Tart lemon, caramel and light toffee sweetness, some funk. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6398) - Utah, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle shared by Dallas, thanks
Clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma is woody, vanilla and caramel. Flavors are caramel, woody and toasted malts
Nice, smooth

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