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Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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Reinaert Flemish Wild AleReinaert Flemish Wild Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

491 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 491
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 25
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAngel on 04-30-2003)
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Reviews by negroobserver:
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negroobserver

New York

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright golden yellow with a substantial light and fluffy head. Some lacing on the glass. Serious rising carbonation in the glass.

Smells sour, grainy. Definitely a lot of wheat in there. It has an interesting aroma. Very different from the american style ales that I'm accustomed to.

Stings like a pilsner. Faint sour taste in the middle. Lacks flavor and complexity. The grainy, earthy aroma is very strong. Finishes with a light hoppy bitterness, which lingers for a few seconds.

The beer has a light watery body with strong carbonation, which you will definitely notice.

Overall, I find that this is an interesting brew, but hopefully not the best that the Belgians have to offer. Its very easy to drink and after a few sips it becomes better, but overall I wish it offered more in terms of flavors and nose.

OVERALL GRADE: B

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 21:40:28 | More by negroobserver
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Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
88 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.