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

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Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Belgium
proefbrouwerij.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by mwilbur on 07-08-2012

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4.16
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The beer is at 52 degrees

A foamy light tan head that is one finger thick the head dissipates to a thin line. The color of the beer is a deep rich amber mahogany color with rich burnt orange hues. The clarity of the beer is slightly opaque with some carbonation bubbles wafting through the beer.

The nose of the beer is mega fruity with cherry notes, also a sour note is prevalent. . The malt is toasty and caramelized. A honey and pepper note come in from the background.

Okay this beer comes off as a flanders style beer not a Strong Belgium Pale Ale. The yeast is a strong note, sour cherries, toasty malt, oranges, perfume, bready and very little hop flavors

the mouth feel is sour, carbonated, and clean

This beer is more of flanders/ farmhouse style beer with a strong sour cherry note; therefore I will judge as such. I have tasted much better farmhouse style ales. this one is decent.

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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.

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