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

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254 Ratings
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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 35
Gots: 60 | FT: 7
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a stem-tulip at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul. Reviewed from notes taken earlier this month.

A: Pours a half finger khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, and okay retention. Body colour is a hazy nontransparent tangerine. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Funky lactic yeast, bright fermented fruit, and pale malts. An above average aroma.

T: Nicely funky, even a touch tart on the climax. Pale clean malt foundation. Crisp. Fruity and balanced. Pleasant and enjoyable.

Mf: Luscious, full, clean, smooth, and wet. Good carbonation. Crisp. Tasty. Great mouthfeel.

Dr: Very drinkable and enjoyable. I'd have it again. A surprise success from De Proef. A delightful brew.

High B-

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a nonic glass at 16 Tons

A- Poured a murky amber color with an off-white soapy head that dissipated instantly and left no lace

S- Big funky green apple. barnyard funk, and vinegar notes in the aroma

T- Big funky green apple and apple juice notes, vinegar, lactic sweetness, barnyard funk, and nail polish astrigency. Interesting mix of sour and bitter in the flavor profile.

M- Effervescent, very dry, high carbonation, lots of lactic acid and sourness

O- Some really nice flavors, but it did not quite mesh for me. The mix of sourness and bitterness helped cut one another, but was not totally pleasant. Not a bad beer, but nothing I would get again.

Hoptometrist, Jan 05, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a cloudy light amber color with two fingers of pillowy head. Retention is great.

S: Much more mild than I thought it'd be - very light lactic sourness balanced by caramel malts. A mild spiciness as well, seemingly from the yeast. I don't get much else. Good, but very subdued. As the beer sits, the beer opens up and I get a stronger aroma of Belgian yeast along with some caramel and tropical fruits.

T: Starts out with balanced lactic and acetic sourness. This only becomes a portion of the beer as it opens up, though. I get spicy Belgian yeast - quite floral with cloves. The sourness is subdued, but a welcome addition to the complexity. The beer behind the sourness is nice, but not terribly complex. There is a toffee sweetness with the aforementioned spices.

M: Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation, but appropriate for the style.

O: Not bad - a nice sourness with a simple, but tasty beer behind it. Quite balanced, but lacking a bit in complexity.

coreyfmcdonald, Oct 10, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to sonicalligator for sending me this one! The color is amber/orange. There is a bit of haze. There is a nice foamy half inch head.

The aroma has some hint of tart cherry. There is a tiny hint of mustiness.

The taste is dry, which caught me a little off guard considering the larger body on this for a wild ale. That is perhaps due to the high carbonation. There is a nice slightly lemony aftertaste.

This is a very good wild. It's dry, crisp, and refreshing. It doesn't stand above the rest, but it's delicious.

andrewinski1, May 19, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange/amber color with a sticky white head. Some acetic sourness, cherry, and a nice lactic note. There is a fair amount of oak, some grass, and a bit of lemon peel. A touch of fruity sweetness. The flavor is quite tart, maybe a bit on the acetic side. Red wine vinegar, leather, some oak, and a hint of cherry. A little bit of lemon and lemon peel. Light malt and fruit sweetness in the background. Just a hint of straw and grass in there too.

womencantsail, Aug 16, 2012
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Flanders Fred (w/ Alan Sprints) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
93 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.