Flanders Fred (w/ Alan Sprints) - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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3.5/5 rDev -16.5%
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.
11-30-2012 00:54:38 | More by kojevergas
3.55/5 rDev -15.3%
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.
01-05-2013 06:14:36 | More by Hoptometrist
3.58/5 rDev -14.6%
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.
10-09-2012 23:13:33 | More by coreyfmcdonald
3.6/5 rDev -14.1%
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.
05-19-2013 02:45:34 | More by andrewinski1
3.68/5 rDev -12.2%
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.
08-16-2012 06:39:53 | More by womencantsail
3.7/5 rDev -11.7%
total oddball and not at all familiar. pours hazy copper to light red in color with an inch or so of persistent off white foam. the nose is almost like a sour, smell some funky yeast, brett maybe, and a lot of red malt, very appetizing. the flavor starts off nice enough, not really sour at all, but yeasty, spicy, and enjoyable. then something weird happens though, the beer just sort of runs out of flavor midway through. like, right where the flavors should be climaxing, they disappear. it just sort of creams out, there is no finish at all, its just gone before its swallowed. never had that happen before, and it prolongs a little bit once it comes up to room temperature, but where is the back end of this beer?! fine feel, a little thicker and sweeter from the red malt addition, and the carbonation is great. very alive. it does have a bit of a funny belly though, and sort of sits weird in me, churning the stomach around a little. sort of vinegary in there, not breaking down real well. in any event, this was a letdown for me. overpriced and esteemed beyond the reality. passable though, just not sensational.
01-14-2013 23:58:00 | More by StonedTrippin
3.73/5 rDev -11%
A: Hazy copper with a bubbling champagne head that quickly recedes. Good bubbles.
N: Grass and hayfields, lemon and green apple. Some cherry and tannins, though I'm not sure this is oak aged. Plenty of white grape. Some sugary sweetness.
T: Vinous grape juice. A good tartness, but I'm rather suprised how little Fred I get as this warms. Lemon, apple, some acetone and cherry to show the flanders side. Some caramel and toffee. M: Spot on here. Well carbonated and light, especially for a 7.5% beer.
O: Tough beer to rate. It's at odds with itself every other pour, in turns complex and delicious, at other times revealing apathy.
08-06-2012 19:05:10 | More by writerLJBerg
Flanders Fred (w/ Alan Sprints) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
93 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.