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

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93
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243 Ratings
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Ratings: 243
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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Texas

3/5  rDev -28.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-05-2013 13:27:38 | More by richkrull
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-04-2013 05:18:49 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

11-01-2013 19:09:40 | More by tom10101
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.5%

10-11-2013 00:10:17 | More by leftoverburrito
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-08-2013 04:09:54 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Flashyspoons

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.5%

10-08-2013 00:55:08 | More by Flashyspoons
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brystmar

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

09-27-2013 04:35:12 | More by brystmar
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Delirium snifter on 9/16/12; split with PDXHops.

The color is a hazy sunset of an amber brown; with a medium depth, the appearance is pleasant. The head is fluffy - over an inch tall. The foam drops to a thin layer and a patch of bubbles. Sporadic blotches of lace turn to a solid wall of tightly grouped bubbles.

Fermented apple aromas jump out of the glass though it doesn't smell boozy. Vinous overtones. After a few minutes plush, fluffy grains emerge. It's all woven together with hints of grassiness. Over time the focus shifts toward the grain aromas and mild sweet tones.

The aroma belies the tartness of the beer (at least on the first several sips). It seems like something of a lactic twinge. Ripe, light fruits. As with the nose, the malt backdrop is robust yet unobtrusive - toasted grains and lightly buttered bread. It almost seems like pilsner malt. Hints of damp funkiness on the finish.

Medium body with a moderate, fluffy carbonation. The sourness gives the semi-slick body a puckering feel.

I like this just fine. It's probably a good idea to start cold and observe how it changes as the temperature rises. For my personal preferences, I like it better as it warms up. An interesting and balanced beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 01:25:39 | More by Ryan011235
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moonknight31

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-23-2013 18:17:02 | More by moonknight31
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Washington

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-22-2013 17:00:38 | More by SGToliver
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Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

08-12-2013 16:59:16 | More by huskermike12
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Crazydaddyo

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-12-2013 15:36:54 | More by Crazydaddyo
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mwgroove23

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-08-2013 20:02:22 | More by mwgroove23
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Smurf2055

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-08-2013 19:55:58 | More by Smurf2055
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superspak

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/10/2014. Pours fairly hazy reddish orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of green apple, cherry, cranberry, pear, grape, herbal, clove, pepper, oak, candi sugar, light vinegar, funk, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with funk and moderate malts; and good strength. Taste of big tart cherry, cranberry, green apple, pear, grape, herbal, clove, caramel, candi sugar, oak, funk, vinegar, toast, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy/fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark and light fruits, herbal, clove, pepper, candi sugar, oak, funk, vinegar, toast, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors with moderate funk; and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, slick, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent blended Flanders Red style! All around awesome balance and complexity of tart fruity/spicy esters with malt; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 04:17:07 | More by superspak
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raffy313

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-05-2013 03:25:07 | More by raffy313
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-01-2013 15:41:30 | More by aorloski
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle shared by the Ottawa tasting group

Appearance - Slightly hazy reddish amber colour with a small size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Bread/grains, vinegar, malts

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, breads/grains and vinegar. There is also some tart citrus flavour and a touch of caramel. It ends with a tart aftertaste.

Overall - Pretty enjoyable stuff. I could actually drink a fair amount of this, which is surprising given the tartness.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

07-13-2013 03:20:04 | More by switzer
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml corked and caged offering into a snifter. The brew appears a clear copper color with a slight off-white froth that is 2 fingers strong and quite silky looking. A full wall of lace sticks to the glass and a swirl revives a finger of yellowish froth back to the surface.

The aroma includes noted of pear and apple and other faintly indistinguishable fruity aspects. A bit like cider at times and an acedic smelling touch with a biscuit grain backing that comes out a bit.

The taste is tart and lemony blending to a bit of apple cider. The bready grain backing is present like the nose suggests along with a bit of an unwelcomed addition of minerals and fruity alcohol tang.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall not horrible but a little lackluster and not really what I was expecting. It is neither fred nor a flanders in the traditional sense but seemingly caught somewhere half-assed between the 2. I am glad I have another bottle of this to revisit sometime but admittedly I am in no hurry to have this again...yet.

Serving type: bottle

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Flanders Fred (w/ Alan Sprints) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
93 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.