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

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93
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241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
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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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brewed in March 2012 and reviewed in February 2013. Poured from a bottle into a Bell's tulip. The pour is very pretty. It's clear coppery gold with just a touch of haze, some nice effervescence, and a nice frothy head with nice clumpy lacing. The nose tells me this beer has some nice acidity. I get vinous notes of apples and white wine.

The beer has a medium body, a firm feel, and lip-smacking acidity. Nice crisp refreshing notes of sour green apples, lemon, herbal tea, and a faint sweetness all meld together into a very drinkable beverage. There is a nice vanilla oakiness at mid-palate that carries through the finish. The acidity makes this beer very appetizing.

Overall, a very well-crafted and enjoyable beer. Listed here (for now) as a Belgian Strong Pale Ale, but really more like a Flemish Red Ale with a few of the same flavors as a Belgian Tripel. Very glad I picked this up. Perfect sipper on a lazy Saturday afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 21:57:03 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Flanders Fred (w/ Alan Sprints) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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