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De Proef Flemish Primitive Wild Ale (Surly Bird) - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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De Proef Flemish Primitive Wild Ale (Surly Bird)De Proef Flemish Primitive Wild Ale (Surly Bird)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 16
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 06-14-2005

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Ratings: 241 | Reviews: 111
Photo of founddrama
3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Interesting flavor here. That from the brettanomyces co-fermentation? Definitely reading like Belgian strong golden. (Which it is.)

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cujocon
3.16/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ML Brown Bottle $12 State Street Northampton MA
Appearance: Golden with champagne bubbles and Giant Foamy head like meringue
Smell: funk like fruity mushrooms
Flavor: surprise - not at all tart or sour, little to no bitter up front, some in the aftertaste
Like a really mild beer. No alcohol flavor at 9% Not a lot of any flavor except that bitter aftertaste threatening
Overall: 3/5 Incredibly drinkable, like an Intro To Beer class.

Photo of VTCombi
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paleoplant
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jtrigonis
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Bp123
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BikenBeerTwo
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of helios7
3.4/5  rDev -13%

VERY funky. Savory.

Photo of Tone
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

Pours a clear, orange color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight hop, Belgian yeast, sourness, hint of hop, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, strong Belgian yeast, sourness, hint of hop, hint of alcohol, and slight hop. Overall, weak appearance, complex aroma, good feel and body.

Photo of pigpen892
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of pwoody11
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 10.99/25.4 oz bottle at Vintage estates in Boardman. OH
Bottle at 50 degrees into snifter
Aroma spicey
Head large (6 cm), off white, frothy, slowly diminishing to 1.5 cm central island – each pour causes massive foaming
Lacing fair – a couple of large thick reefs and some small ones
Body light gold, hazy
Flavor spicey and yeast phenolics; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4.0625

Photo of BuckTuckian
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Tuckersmth
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of gutbuster
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of barczar
3.91/5  rDev 0%

Great sour aroma, lightly floral. Flavor is moderately sour, slightly dry, with a touch of spice.

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De Proef Flemish Primitive Wild Ale (Surly Bird) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
88 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.