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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: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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.


NICU's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NICU (12) - Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pours brassy gold, with a fluffy persistant head that leaves lacing all the way down the glass. Aromas of citrus and brett funk dominate, with hints of oak, caramelly sweetness, and hops peeking through as it warms. Tart, effervescent mouthfeel leaves a bit of puckering green apple quality in the corners of the mouth, almost overpowering the malt and hops from the Fred component, but not quite. Finishes surprisingly malty and bitter given the sour into. This is a simply phenomenal blend, and the first beer in this series that has really impressed me. Hopefully I can snag a few more for the cellar before too many people catch on.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1812) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2860) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (2472) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quick3Beers (749) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2048) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1891) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2119) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8162) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1089) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Poured a cloudy orange. Aroma is dunk with oak, grapefruit vinegar and barnyard notes

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1222) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2016
On tap @ The Yard. Pours slightly hazy golden amber with thin lacy off-white head. Aroma is clean oaky dank pale malt; crisp berry tartness comes in on the back. Taste is crisp clean light caramel malt up front, then big dry oaky notes right after, light red berry tart notes on the finish. Interesting blend, tons of flavor, clear that lots of work went into this.


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