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Flanders Fred (w/ Alan Sprints) - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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245 Ratings
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 36
Gots: 62 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/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.

Cheers from Portland and Flanders!
Alan & Dirk

(Beer added by: mwilbur on 07-08-2012)
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OWSLEY069

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Pours a hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, sour white grapes to a dark cherry tartness. In the taste, well, it's like eating a granny smith apple with a dryer end. A sour like bite, and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry sour fruitiness in the aftertaste. Sour and dry, with a mix of fruitiness, really tasty!

11-23-2012 17:12:02 | More by OWSLEY069
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Hazy crimson with a small-moderate sized khaki colored head that stays around for nearly the duration of the drink down. This beer leaves irregular dots and webs of lace down the glass. Very pretty.

Sweet aroma leading with toffee, some citrus, oak, very mild funk, and a bit of sour character. I anticipated more acidic sour notes.

The flavor isn't as sour as expected either, with good amounts of fruit-like sweetness leading the way, along with grass, mild vinegar, and a mild, funky earth character. Only moderately sour.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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appearance: served in my great lakes chalice - gorgeous pour, dark orange-amber body, a fluffy sticky white head that retains throughout

smell: lots of that belgian candi sugar sweetness that characterizes Fred, some nice tartness, pear, green apple skin

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Flanders Fred pours a gold color. It’s crystal clear. No haze at all. Backlighting gives it a brighter gold look with just a hint of orange maybe. It’s capped with an off-white head that stands just under two fingers tall. Pretty impressive. It takes quite a while for it to disappear. Lacing was sticky and very thick as it trailed down the glass. Good lookin’ stuff!

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Flanders Fred has a medium body that’s very soft and smooth. Carbonation is active, but isn’t distracting or buzzy in the least. This stuff goes down far too easy. I wish I had more than this 750.

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Flanders Fred (w/ Alan Sprints) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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