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%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (3141) - 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. Im very happy to have been talked into this one. Top-notch stuff here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (4320) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 15, 2017
On Tap slightly hazy orange. Trace head and lacing. Tart and rather bitter. Fairy hoppy for a flanders "red"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1972) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2017
750 ml caged and corked bottle, 2016 vintage (Limited Re-Release). Served in a MadTree Teku, the beer pours a hazy burnt orange color with about an inch off-white head that stuck around for a while. Theres also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like apricot, lemon, funk, red berries, and sweet spiciness. Taste is similar to the aroma, theres lemon, green apple, tart berries, funk, grainy malt, oak, mineral and some caramel flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, its a bit slick and is well carbonated. Its also easy enough to drink. I thought this was a good enjoyable wild ale, I missed it the first time it was released but glad I was able to pick up a bottle this time around. Definitely worth a try! $14.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (1727) - - DEC 23, 2016
750ml corked bottle, 2016 vintage. Lemony aroma with notes of pine, Brett funk and green apple. Pours dark golden colored with one finger of white head that has excellent retention and good lacing. Starts with lemony citrus flavor with notes of pine and sweet tropical fruit. Finishes smooth and dry with tart green apple and spicy Brett funk. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (8934) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Hazy deep golden under a thin foamy white top. Lovely bright aroma of pine and lemon and sour funk and barleywine-esque malts. Smooth and gently sour flavor thats a little lemony, tropical, gentle sourness, gentle apricot and a gentle nutty English malt. Really smooth and damn tasty and too complex for me to break down into words.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
furthur (1120) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle, big chunky white head, clear reddish amber beer. Aroma is red wine and malt, peach, spruce, malt. Taste is red wine, peach pit, grapefruit, oak. Palate is medium, carbonation moderate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (2047) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Tap at the Answer. Funky and sour smell a hint of gum. Flavor is tart and funky as well. Caramel color with nice head. Pretty smooth for a sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (9339) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2016
Draught at Falling Rock. High fluffy off-white lasting head. Hazy red body. Powerful sour fresh acidic berries aroma and flavor with a low carbonation and a long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
hype (40) - - SEP 1, 2016
Sour more than expected.... Very good! Medium flavorxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3576) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle. Opaque amber pour with an off white head. Not getting much aroma wise. Mildly sour, with brett, green apple, biscuit, and malty characteristics. Its definitely not a "traditional" Flanders Red for sure. Kinda of a bastardized Frankensteinish version but still not all together repulsive. Its more a kin to a wreck on the side of the freeway that intrigues you. Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2016
On tap at Kraftwork. Nice tart aroma with oak and mild tart Flanders red notes. Dark orange-amber with no head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice mild sour amber ale with oak and medium bitter notes. Light bitter finish with mild bitter oaky tart after.

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