Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
The sixth edition of the De Proef Brewmasters 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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrewMoose (83) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Pour with a thick rich head. Wonderful aromas. Great barnyard yeast aromas and flavors. Nice sourness and apple nutty flavored. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (3091) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Amber with an off white lacing head. Quite nice to look at. The aroma has fruit, malt, citrus, some pine, sourness and a bit of funk. The flavor has the same with a nice fruity sourness dominant. It has a nice lively feel. Quite crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2691) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2012
750 ml. Hazy deep golden/amber body. Big frothy, white head. Aroma of citrus, grapes, fruits, funk. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately acidic. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Lots going on in the flavor: funky/musty yeast, tart cherries, sour lemon. Hints of peach. Crisp, sour finish cut by underlying sweetness. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tinco (615) - Linkping, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
Orange with little to no head. Pretty funky aroma with nice fruity characteristics. Taste was slightly sour with a nice balanced maltiness. All in alla good beer but nnothing super cool...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours orange- supporting a soapy ring of a head. Mild funk nose, sweet malts, tartness, sweet berries. Flavor is tart and has elements of sweet sticky malts, berries, and sweet Chardonnay grapes, finish is moderately tart. Nice beer. Thanks Jcr!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (3102) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3864) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13538) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
brystmar (1314) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2344) - 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!

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