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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: 215   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.

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3.8
Leighton (21296) - 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.

4.2
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Pours dark gold with a slight haze. Medium size off-white head. Good retention and spotty lace. Fruity nose with sour elements. Lemons, apricot, soft cheese, funk, and spice. Very nice. And the flavor is even better. Medium sour flavor. Light plus body, thin-oily texture, lively carbonation and a sticky, tart finish. So good.

3.9
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Golden tangerine with a slight rosy crimson hue and a small, tight eggshell cap that left a spot or two inside the glass. Subtle aroma that improves as it warms. Tart cherry skin, plum, raisin, lemon, and apricot in the nose. Flavor is moderately sour with cherry pie filling, slight cinnamon, caramel-covered Granny Smith, graham cracker, and honey-baked biscuit. Moderate carbonation...great mouthfeel. This is a really good brew!

3.9
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle at brewery. Opaque burnt orange with nice bubbly white cap, sticky lacing. Aroma of sour cherry, raspberry, tart apple and a hint of woody malt. Taste is sour cherry and apple. Good sweet fruit balanced with tart. Nice easy, slight dry finish.

3.7
neepsntatties (1988) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2013
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...clear, amber-gold with a thick white head. Nose...orchard fruits and brown sugar with yeasty bits. Palate...lightly frothy, bittersweet with a focus on pit fruits like peach and apricot. The sweetness lingers on the back palate with a dried fruit flavour.

3.9
sthlm (790) - Blank, Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2013
[Bottle, thanks Guerde!] Pours amber with a long-lasting, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is sour, a touch of vanilla after warming, some strawberry and cherry. Quite tart, cherry and raspberry. Green apple as well. Alcohol is quite well hidden. Somewhat dry finish with some light lingering bitterness. Overall, a solid beer. Thanks again, Andy!

3.6
argo0 (14127) - 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.

3.7
bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2013
750 bottle. Pours hazy dark gold. Big funk nose. Taste is bitter with a lemony and unripened apple profile and a bit of some teeth numbing acidity. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice.

4
cfrancis (3456) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours a dark red with a small white ring. Aroma is nicely farmy, with toffee and fruity. Taste is a mild sourness with moderate farminess. Toffee and a slight fruit rounds out the flavours.

4.1
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
750ml bottle split with the wife. Served in a Tripel Karmeliet Tulip glass. A - 2 fingers of dense white head slowly sinks down forming a thick milky cap. Lots of speckled lacing. Burnt orange colored body. S - Cherry infused wood, acidic citrus, apples, melon, creamy mango, new leather, peppery spice, sweet pale malt. T - Tart fruity wood upfront, dark cherries, cranberries, pineapple, tart apples, creamy cider, sweet pear, creamy malts, mild funk, clean spice on the back of the palate. Finishes crisp and clean. M - Incredibly smooth feel, heavy side of medium body, moderate lush carbonation. This was more tart than expected. A great balance of fruit, sweet and tart. Excellent creamy mouthfeel, great aroma, underlying funk that will hopefully grow with age. Very nice. Enjoyed this with some goat cheese and crackers. Serving type: bottle 09-08-2012


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