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Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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499 Ratings

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Ratings: 499
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 25
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website

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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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

02-21-2012 04:26:50 | More by Elfastball7
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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

10-20-2012 00:11:06 | More by jlogan7
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

09-18-2012 00:54:00 | More by Thomas_Picton
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-09-2012 01:02:12 | More by kaelingirl
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-13-2012 01:16:17 | More by polishkaz
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

09-28-2013 20:41:22 | More by EnemyAnemone
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-02-2012 03:50:05 | More by Holy_Hop_Head
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

02-19-2012 18:51:12 | More by adrian21
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-26-2012 00:09:56 | More by deapokid

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-05-2013 00:56:51 | More by WOLFGANG
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-19-2012 16:47:09 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

A gentle pour produces a big head, and nice lacing. The color is an ever so slightly hazed goldenrod. Funky, yeasty aroma, with fruity malt.

The malt makes quite a showing against the funk. A fruity, wildly yeasty character combines with with the malt to create something I cannot interpret well enough to describe. I like it though. Mouthfeel is full and foamy. Drinkable to the extreme.

12-10-2006 00:12:29 | More by Sephiroth
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-03-2013 23:02:44 | More by Keiner
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Doing a group review right now with 2 friends. Drinking from a 750 ml. Cloudy pale golden color. Slight head. Nice carbonation. Little bit of funk, but well ballanced. Pumkin, hay, and tree fruit have been mentioned. Clean, slightly bitter finish. Consensus: Very good, drinkable beer.

09-06-2010 06:29:13 | More by makinbacon
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-21-2013 16:27:17 | More by jkermitj
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4.48/5  rDev +15.2%

Poured into tulip from 750ml bottle.

A: Burnished copper, very hazy. Lots of particulate stuff in there - unsurprisingly for bottle conditioned beer like this. Head attempts to escape the glass; repeated pourings are necessary. Once in place, head sits nicely, and leaves moderate lacing.
S: Big aroma. Tripel yeasty tones, but very summer-fruity. A bit like a strawberry-banana smoothie? (in a good way!) Some peach. Treacle or caramel underneath. The faintest hint of brett underneath all that fruity goodness - very slightly musty. You can tell it’s boozy.
T: Much less sweet than the aroma would have you believe! Alcohol is right there, carrying along an earthy brett character. Catches the back of the throat immediately; makes you pucker a bit, but not exactly straight-up sour - it’s more bitter. Strawberries are still there, but much tarter. Cranberry? Grapefruit? Lemon? Peach? Leather? Hints of tobacco? Burnt sugar definitely there, but not sweet. This is tough to describe.
M: Fairly boozy, but carbonation balances it perfectly.
O: Very interesting beer, and complex. Aroma is excellent, but for me the flavour profile didn’t quite match my expectations from the smell. Reminiscent of Goose Island Sofie, or Orval.

04-14-2013 02:56:39 | More by SiccarPoint
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4.47/5  rDev +14.9%

11.2oz bottle served in a chalice...kind of found this one hidden in my fridge tonight and had to open it

A - two fingers of loose pillowy white foam falls to one quickly. huge amount of yeast sediment floating in the hazy golden liquid.

S - belgian yeast with a major sour kick to it. very unique and captivating...couldnt wait to taste. lovely balance of funk and sour.

T - massive amounts of that characteristic belgian yeast, but the sourness dies after a bried millisecond, replaced by a slight bit of tart and funk. notes of citrus (lemon), black pepper, doughy malt, and a barnyard aftertaste. i think this would be a perfect beer as an intro to the belgian PA/funk/sour to budding BA. shows off a lot of vastly different tastes, without being too busy or overdone.

M - perfectly carbonated with a nice crisp body that doesnt distract at all from the wonderful flavors and aromas within.

D - wish i had either a bigger bottle, or more of this. i loved it. haven't been so pleasantly surprised by a beer in quite awhile.

12-21-2009 04:22:27 | More by Stigs
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4.47/5  rDev +14.9%

Taste: Spicy lemon and bready.

Smell: Huge banana aroma that I find changes batch to batch, bottle to bottle. I've had some strong banana and some softer banana aroma in different bottles. I like to pour mine in a wide mouth goblet to take a deep smell with each taste.

Appearance: Straw, golden, cloudy.

12-15-2008 00:56:45 | More by HalenRush
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New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +14.9%

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear, but very slightly cloudy, gold into a tulip, topped with a big, fluffy white head that dissipates slowly, leaving great lacing.

Smell: In a word, intriguing. Flowers, citrus, apples, a little horse blanket and a whiff of the barnyard.

Taste: It’s not quite what I expected based on the nose, but it’s quite spectacular. Hops are more forward than the nose would suggest, and they bring a very clean, bracing bitterness to the beer. Surrounding the hops are a nice citrus tart sourness, a mellow funk, warming esters and bready malts. It’s not quite as funky as I expected – more like a well-balanced Flemish sour American IPA – but it’s really excellent.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, but quite light on the tongue.

Drinkability: The balance and the mouthfeel of this one makes the drinkability quite high despite the high ABV.

01-29-2012 02:15:20 | More by rdickey
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New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +14.9%

A - Pale, crystal clear golden body with champagne-like strands of carbonation floating up. A super sticky white head, hanging to the glass like a cappuccino frothy head.

S - A pretty funky nose. Tons of bread and barn! Old wood, historical museum, and an attic all painted with caramel infused paint. Sweet and sour, funky and earthy.

T - Deeply complex, with a load of flavor. A yeasty overload and stimulation of the palate. Dry leather, funky wood, medicinal kick, spicy alcohol, toasted biscuits. A good deal of fruit skin and funky yeast twang. A wine-like quality in the finish. So smooth and flavorful. The abv is presented well.

M - Such a rich and luscious beer. This beer is complex in its mouth too, giving the palate a full bodied, smooth, dry experience. The fizzy carbonation contributes to the overall balance.


12-29-2011 03:09:02 | More by BeerForMuscle
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4.45/5  rDev +14.4%

From a 750ml corked bottle.

A - pours a nice hazy golden straw. One finger thick white head that sticks around for a while.

S - smells crisp and light with definite notes of brett/sach (calling it urine is a stretch though).

T - A bright crisp start that smoothly transitions into a funky slightly sweet saison-ish body. Finishes dry and crisp.

M - Dry, yeasty, leaves me wanting more.

D - Easy to drink even with it being 9%.

Overall I think this is a great beer for a great value. It is perfect for a hot summer Sunday afternoon (like today). Very refreshing, and I absolutely love the brett/sach wildness in this ale. Not overpowering at all like some other reviewers mentioned, but still plenty there to give it a good flavor. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes wild ales.

04-19-2009 21:27:18 | More by dougfir
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4.45/5  rDev +14.4%

From notes:

Pours a hazy dark golden yellow color with a two finger, frothy white foam head that has good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Nice earthy oak aroma with hints of tart citrus and light fruit. Citrus peel with lemon zest and light fruit notes, mostly apple and pear.

Medium bodied with very tight bubbly carbonation up front with a very prominent funky tart oak presence. Vinegary tartness with lots of funk which is nicely balanced by oaky vanilla notes and light fruit notes. Citrusy notes, especially lemon peel and crisp light fruits like apple and pear. Puckering without being acidic. Extremely well balanced with a lingering dry finish. Delicious and dangerously drinkable.

12-10-2010 08:56:57 | More by corby112
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New York

4.43/5  rDev +13.9%

11.2 ounce thin bottle, w/o freshness info available, $3.60 @ New beer in NYC (support New beer, family owned, great selection and prices) With the yeast swirled and activated from the bottom, this one pours cloudy medium apricot, with an off white head, long lasting, respectable fingers of lacing. Interesting nose of light funk, barnyard, fruit and flowers, yes complexity! Delicate and delightful. A lot going on here, flowery, moderate funky horse blanket and more barnyard on the palate. oats, honey, mustard seeds, quite drying grassy hops late. Yum, I love everything I've tried from De Proef and this one did not disappoint. Bring on the funky blue cheese and peppery salads and meats.

10-09-2008 02:34:33 | More by Billolick
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4.43/5  rDev +13.9%

11.2 oz stubie poured into a snifter.

Fundamentally sound appearance although this is one of the beers weaker areas for the style. Head falls to islands with little lacing but it indeed holds its own and with each drink reproduces itself. I found the smell to be alot of work to figure out what the hell was going on!! lots of sour at first, but after a few drinks this settled down and there was a flowery/fruity backbone. Same thing with the taste, first drink seemed shockingly abrubdt but settles on the palate from 2nd drink on into this magnificent spicey clove and Ohhh so smooth. No alcohol taste w/ perfect warming...how that is accomplished I'll leave to De Proefbrouwerij...finishes dry. this is excellent night capper material and to me it improves slightly when it warmed a bit when the fruity flavors were revealed.

08-26-2005 05:27:58 | More by DogFood11
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4.43/5  rDev +13.9%

Pours a nice orange/copper color with good head and nice lacing, with floaties at the bottom from the bottle conditioning (poured just a bit too much out).

Great scent, very sour and tart, very deep and strong.

Great taste, a very sweet maltiness that turns quickly to a sour beer. Hints of banana and clove as well. Very interesting finish, a combination of all the above.

It goes down very well for such a high ABV beer, a little too well really.

An excellent beer for anyone to try, a must for those who like belgians.

07-13-2008 04:21:39 | More by JamesS
Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
87 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.