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

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Flanders Fred (w/ Alan Sprints)Flanders Fred (w/ Alan Sprints)

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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 34
Gots: 57 | FT: 7
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mwilbur on 07-08-2012

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
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Photo of falloutsnow
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Binny's, Glen Ellyn, IL
Date: Brewed March, 2012, best by 11/04/2014 on cork
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Flanders Fred is a delicious collaboration between two skilled brewers, producing a sour Flanders-inspired ale that has strong fruit, malt, and oak influences. Perhaps fresh, the hops mentioned on the label would stand out, and while interesting, I'm not sure how this would influence my appreciation of the beer. As it is, I would purchase another bottle for enjoyment sometime in the not-too-distant future, though the price of a 750ml bottle is somewhat high (~$12). Probably best for fall enjoyment due to the tart fruit, oak, and leaf tannin flavors.

Pours a 1.5cm head of slightly off-white foam with average retention (slightly over a minute), falling to a 0.2cm cap of white foam atop the body. The lacing that remains is excellent, a large number of small dots of foam coat the inside of the glass, resembling a dot-matrix print or pointilist painting. Each sip also renews this effect for repeated entertainment. Body is a deep, hazy (50-60% opaque) copper orange-brown color, with light bringing out dried apricot orange hues. Carbonation is visible rising along the sides of the glass, somewhat plentiful and aggressive.

Aroma is sweetish and toffee-like, but with a notable influence of Brettanomyces-influenced tartness, dry leaf tannins, oak, and sour cherry and raspberry. The beer is a definite blend of a Flanders-style beer and another, lighter ale, though the hop character mentioned on the label (lemon, pine, and tropical fruits, really?) has definitely faded by this point, slightly over one year since it's bottling. Still, a very pleasant aroma that reminds me more of a good Flemish sour than any American hybrid ale.

The overall flavor of the beer is of a pleasantly sour Flemish ale that expresses cherry, raspberry, green apple, oak, dried leaf-like tannins, and toffee in pleasant proportion. Opens with sweet toffee-like flavors that are tempered by slightly acidic tartness, sour cherry and raspberry flavors, and dried leaf tannins. Mid-palate is of a sourish Brettanomyces strain that contributes mild acid and woodsy characters, with intensified sour cherry, raspberry, and green apple flavors, some oak, slight savory (the herb). Back of palate finds intensified sweetness and tartness with raspberry-cherry esters, somewhat like the similarly named US candy, but also complex oak, herbal, and bitter characters. Aftertaste is of sweetish toffee tempered by Flemish ale characters of Brettanomyces (tart cherries/raspberries/green apples), and leaflike tannins.

Beer is medium to medium-heavy bodied with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a feel that is slightly fizzy at first, then calming to a gentle, rolling and filling foam. Closes semi-dry, with fairly substantial stickiness lingering upon the palate.

Photo of brentk56
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with an impressive head; nice squiggly patterns of lace are left behind

Smell: Tart lacto with berry yogurt from De Proef that is buttressed by the strong toffee base from the Fred

Taste: Fred faces forward, on the front, end with the toffee and Belgian yeast strain; by mid-palate, however, the lacto, berry and green apple flavors start to balance and then overcome the caramel; in the finish, there is a strong sense of vanilla and oak

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: I like both of the base beers I am tasting but I am struggling with the blend; still, a very interesting effort, but the vanilla and the sour flavors don't mesh for me

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.18/5  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.

Photo of emerge077
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft at the Green Lady, served in a 12 oz. Jacobins tulip.

Copper orange color, a layer of soft white foam on top that leaves behind an unbroken crown of lacing in the glass. Surface texture is creamy and smooth. Nice color with a bit of haze to it.

Tart apple aroma, lightly acetic cider notes. Pleasant but restrained wild funk.

Fruity tart flavors, light acids and dry minerality in the finish. Crisp and effervescent, smooth and medium bodied. Overall a pleasant hybrid wild ale, somewhat mellow and restrained, but enjoyable.

Photo of spoony
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 750 ml into a tulip.

A-An aggressive pour resulted in three-plus fingers of rocky, light-tan foam. The brew is slightly cloudy and copper/amber in color.

S-The smell is a nice earthy, funky, musty mixture of tart grapes, green apples, and vinegar. There is nothing overwhelmingly sour, but enough to keep you interested.

T-The taste tracks the smell nicely. I detect a lightly funky, vinous mixture of grapes, apples, and apricot. Again, it is a mild tartness, not a true sour flavor. Some nice, light malts in the background.

M-The carbonation is minimal, which leads to a slick, watery feel. However, the lingering foam head gives a nice punch of body.

O-I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. It is complex and vinous enough for the sour/lambic fan in me, but not a complete acid bomb, so it drinks a bit easier than some of the more traditional sour/lambics. In some ways, it reminded of New Belgium Le Terroir, which is one of my favorites.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured int tulip glass.

reviewed from notes taken 1/17/13.

Appearance: straw yellow bodied beer with 1 finger of white head that drops down to a thin cap.

Smell: Little bit of everything in the nose. A fruity tart note seems to dominate. A touch of hop and a light malt profile. Maybe a hint of vinegar.

Taste: Moderately tart green apples, lemons, and peaches. I detect a hint of light funk. Grassy hops. The tartness is the most lingering quality of the beer. Very nice!

Mouthfeel: Low end of a medium bodied beer almost light bodied beer. Moderate carbonation levels. Crisp and brilliant carbonation in the beer with nice sour mash qualities imbodied in the beer. Drinks really effortlessly, not a hint of the 7.5% abv.

Overall: it reminds me of a little more aggressive version of berlinner weiss that is also fruity. Really unique beer here with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Photo of Duff27
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Off white cap and collar. Small bubbled lacing, looks cool.

Very crisp on the nose. Tarty fruitiness.

Follows the nose with the fruity tartness. Peachy/apricot funk. Doesn't drink it's 7.5%abv, lower.

Above average carbonation, medium mouthfeel.

Loving the tartness, almost perfect for drinkability purposes. Thanks a ton 4DAloveofSTOUT.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.55/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

Photo of thecheapies
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy amber with a fleshy peach glow. Microbubble lace spotting. Looks nice.

Tart apricot and green apple nose with lemon, straw, and unripe berry sourness. Excellently tart nose.

Lightly sour flavors of apricot, cherry, lemon zest, apple, quince, and mushroom funk. Big, poignant flavor. Fruity and tart with citrusy elements thrown in. Some malt wheatiness that gets slowly steamrolled by finishing vinegar tartness. Amazing beer.

Nice and bubbly to flicker over the tongue and trap little flavor bursts in the pockets of the mouth. The alcohol can only try to catch up to you, because this drinks like a dream.

Third and final beer of the Sour Tower Takeover tasting. Unreal good. Usually not a big fan of blended collaborations, but Flanders Fred is amazing. Highly recommended.

Photo of Vancoubeer
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into my snifter from the Portland Cheers to Belgian beers festival midway. Did not tip the glass and the head I was expecting was not there and it disappeared. Besides that the rest of the appearance was what I expected. Kind of a hazy orangish color. Nice lacing on the glass with alcohol legs. Looks great but the lack of head is a concern. I once got a rubber cork in a Mikkeller Barrel Aged Black hole and it was somewhat flat and this had one. Hope this is not another oh man moment. On the nose, you get the lambic funk you would expect but there is also a sweetness mixed in there as well. Almost white wine like. Sour Apple peels mixed with citrus zest. The bottle has aged 9 months plus...depending on how long it was conditioned before going in the bottle. Not as much funk as I would have thought but perhaps 6 months more would let the bugs do their trick. I really like the smell. Its a good 4...nothing stellar but nothing normal. For the taste, its pretty sour but its more full on in the front end of the beer. It has the sweetness mixed in the sour. I have heard this smells more sour than it tastes and that is not the case here. Its full on sour. Not too sour. The sweet fruity flavors from the Fred make it pleasant. The notes I get is lemon, sour grape followed by sweet malts you would imagine from a belgian golden ale but the problem is that is very very light in the taste. This is very sour and I love it. There are some sours that I just can only handle a little. I want this. The mouth feel is very dry, very carbonated. Just as you would expect from a sour. Crispness to the mouthfeel makes this a great beverage to enjoy anytime of the year. Overall this is an amazing beer. I would not call this a Strong Belgian Pale Ale. Its a sour beer / wild ale. No way I would call this a Belgian Pale. Yes its Belgian. Yes its pale, but below 8% and sour I would find this to be in a different category. this is great beer. I would love to try this a bit aged in the near future.

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks merc for sharing this bottle
the beer pours like an amber with a fluffy white head that fades quickly. The nose is slightly vinegary with some fruity sweetness that builds. The taste is like a flanders, but it's a lot sweeter. there is a touch of oak and yeast that help build up the beer's body. it has a creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel, with a bit of acidity towards the end. it's a strange concoction, but it pulls it off well. I'd try this again, but I wouldn't seek it out.

Photo of Tucquan
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-12-08 at TJ's pub in Paoli, PA for their 9th anniversary celebration. Had this again on 2013-08-25 in Columbia, PA.

A - Moderately hazy orange with a 1/4-finger white head.

S - Tangerine, apricot, mild vinegar. Not very strong.

T - Wow. Big flavors of tangerine, lemon, mild roasted grain, grass, toffee, lambic funk, moderately bitter. Pretty sour (nice).

M - Medium body and carbonation. Substantial feel.

O - Really enjoyable flavor. Diggin' the sour flavor supported by a nice range of other flavors. When I had it again from the bottle in 2013 with my wife, we both enjoyed it quite a lot.

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Cloudy amber liquid with 1/8" cream coloured head.

S: Apricots, honey, grass, barnyard funk, peaches and lemons.

T: As it smells with apricots, honey, barnyard funk, grass, peaches and lemons. Very refreshing.

M: Medium viscosity and a high level of foamy fine carbonation.

O: Probably the best of the style I have had yet. Incredibly tasty and refreshing.

Photo of kojevergas
3.49/5  rDev -16.5%
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-

Photo of mdfb79
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 11/28/12 notes.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent golden0orange color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks pretty good.

s - Smells of lemons, tart fruity malts, tart green apples, vinegar, light dark fruits, some light funk, oak, earthy notes, and floral notes. Pretty nice and tart nose.

t - Tastes of lemons, tart fruits, vinegar, sweet apples and fruity malts, oak, earthy notes, dirt. A little sweeter than the nose. Good but I like the nose a little bit better.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, and somewhat acidic.

o - Overall a pretty nice beer and glad I was able to try it. I like normal Fred better, even though these are much different beers. There is some nice tartness and vinegar to it, and some sweet fruit in the taste. Worth checking out, would have it again.

Photo of Rifugium
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Darker amber pour with a small, bubbly, white head that receded to a ringlet; little dabs of lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, fruity esters, fairly acidic notes, distant malt sweetness. More of this in the taste, a bit of puckering tartness up front, malic/acetic/citric acid notes, bringing in doses of apple/vinegar/lemon, with a malty and sugary sweetness taking the edge off and giving a sense of balance; secondary flavors of yeast and wood. Medium body, moderately low carbonation, with a finish that's more mellow than crisp/tart. Pretty nice overall.

Photo of oline73
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Capone's during their Black Friday event. Served in a tasting snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: I'm getting a sweet malt note with some tartness in the background. Hints of vinegar and red berries along with a mild green apple smell.

Taste: This one is quite tart, but lighter than I expected. The green apple taste is more prevalent than the note in the smell. I'm also getting some vinegar and a mild brown sugar note from the malt. The finish is quite tart. Overall I'd say this beer is quite complex.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Much lighter and easier to drink than I expected. I enjoyed the green apple note. I'd definitely think about having more.

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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!

Photo of Auracom
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great share from Dan, thanks as always friend. 8 oz. poured into a FFF Rastal on November 21st, 2012.

A - Caramel-brown coloring with a hint of a gold hue. Huge head - 3 fingers of a creamy eggshell head. Tons of lacing and good retention. Really a great looking brew.

S - Lemon and lime juice, apricots, very dry hay, a touch herbal, fresh spring grass. Quite vibrant.

T - Initially, it's pretty tart. Lightly nutty, moderately acidic. Lemon and further tropical fruit juices. Backend just layers on the sourness but it never quite hits Russian River or Cantillon-level. The caramel-rich flavor really only shows up in the aftertaste, with a smoother, more bread-like quality.

M - Light to medium body, very high carbonation, very dry finish. Very appropriate all around.

D - It's for real, and I can see why people would consider this a great entry sour for people who haven't really experienced or appreciated this sort of brew. Not sure I'd want to sit it for too long and gain any additional sourness, because I think this accessibility is one of the highlights of Flanders Fred. Very well done collaboration.

Photo of BARFLYB
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at POPE in Philly.

Flanders Fred is a golden color with some light orange infused. I thought I would get some redness with the flanders in the name, like a bruin or something, much lighter than expected. A nice amount of off white foam up top that clangs to the glass. Some sour scents with big Belgian yeast scent rising with the temp. Some apple, apricot and a funky scent from the lambic base. Subtle spice and a malt base budging out a sweet scent in the end. This is interesting beer.I get more of fred than the lambic, but the mix leads a certain tangy taste in the finish. Some rye, clove, tropic fruit, apricot, cinnamon before that. How did they make a 7.5% BSPA out of a 10% strong ale? Feel is medium with a bite of carb and a mix of tangy and sweet. Maybe some time in the bottle will make things integrate better, although it's pretty great now. Hopefully I can find a bottle of this stuff.

Photo of RuckusDu
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not a fan of the fake cork, but it seemed to work well, so I shouldn't complain. Poured into a Duvel tulip. About a finger of slightly off-white head with mostly small bubbles and a few extra large ones. Body is very cloudy and an orange/brown amber. Some very strong lacing. Aroma is two-faced. Sometimes I think it is over the top sour and others it has a high sweetness to it. Lemon, cumquat, and a little bit of raspberry. Flavor has a lot of Flemish red sweetness to it but still well balanced. Nice lemon, green apple, and a little bit of plum. Very nice. Mouth is pretty standard with stronger carbonation and decent body.

Overall, a delicious beer with great balance between sweet and sour. I could drink a lot of this at any time. If you like the sweetness of Monk's Cafe and Petrus but also want some more sour, this is the beer for you..

Photo of smakawhat
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

An absolutely gorgeous beer. An orb glowing reddish tangerine body hits the glass filling with dollops of off tan/white creamy head. Head blows up like cream, settling like a rock with huge clumps of lacing. There are classic white microscopic bubbles crawling, I mean achingly crawling up the side of my glass, it's as if they are going through molasses. Clumps of lacing hit my glass, rings and sheets everywhere. Absolutely gorgeous.

Nose hits with classic Flanders style. Light airy cherries, mild brett? like sourness. Soft malts and faint sweetness. Comes over slightly warm dense sour forward though. This is going gangbusters so far.

Palate hits with a mild wetness, but a solid malt backbone. The feel on this is fine, but it's the only noticeable thing on the beer that seems to not be grand. Everything else though is just spot on. Juicy palate fills with a light nectarine and cherry/lemon sourness with a mild toned down sense. There is a big lingering sourdough bread density finish a wonderful aftertaste. It doesn't even feel like there is any alcohol in this at all. More and more lemon bursts from this as it warms, and hints of black pepper. Carbonation seems to be barely noticeable, but tolerable and nowhere near jarring or distracting.

This is one collaboration from De-Prouf I can put my money on. I feel like I could drink gallons of this stuff. Excellent brew.

Photo of metter98
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Good Beer, New York, NY

A: The beer is relatively clear orange amber in color and has the faintest hint of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin beige head that died and left some lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass plus a thin collar.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sour cherries and oak in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has tart flavors of sour cherries as well as some hints of sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation. The finish has lots of lingering dryness and tartness.
O: The oak barrel aging makes this beer very interesting because the oaky and dry flavors contrast with the sourness and cherry flavors, making this very drinkable. Considering its strength, only hints of alcohol are present.

Photo of sweemzander
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks for sharing Matt!

(A)- Pours an orange colored amber. Some white colored froth and lace.

(S)- A relatively rich body of a dry, oaky, malty sweet fig and apple combination.

(T)- Similar to the smell. An assertive figgy oak and honey malt profile that flows into a dry tangy, almost sour acidic fruit that is quite nice actually

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Sweet, but dry/oaky and ever so subtle funky and sour all at the same time. I can definitely see the parts that was Fred, and the rest being the blended flanders. Turns out to be a touch too sweet overall for me though.

(O)- An interesting collaboration. It might get a touch sweet as it warms, but I do enjoy how it jumps from slightly sour, to funky, to sweet so there is a nice dynamic play that could develop further with some time; who knows.

Flanders Fred (w/ Alan Sprints) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
93 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.