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Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

559 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 26
Gots: 41 | 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: BeerAngel on 04-30-2003

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Ratings: 559 | Reviews: 305
Photo of CSO
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of bnes09
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Good color, head and lacing. Only slightly sour. Tropical fruit flavor and ginger, medicinal spice. Odd funk. Unbalanced. Leaves a rough aftertaste in its wake. Tastes almost as if it's been infected. I would suggest looking elsewhere for a good sour.

Photo of armock
2.82/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured a hazy orange color with a white head that fades quickly

S - Is of fruits spiced yeast and a little funky

T - Starts off with with some apple then has a not so good funky yeasty finish

M - This beer has a light body with high carbonation to it

D - I just didn't really enjoy this beer at all in the taste department and it seems over carbonated to me and I do like BSPAs and Flemish ales so this isn't a beer I'd recommend anytime soon

Photo of Onibubba
2.85/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber into a Duvel Tulip a fairly cloudy amber. Nice beige head that left decent lacing. Smelled musty and sour - dank. some hints of sour citrus. A bit off-putting. Body is somewhat smooth, but this is a highly carbonated brew. Seems to rise up on your tongue and expand in your mouth. Better by the second glass, but not great.

The taste. Where do I even go with this. Not as retchingly bad as my first Cantillion Geuze, but approaching that neighborhood. If there were any other tastes hinted at in the smell, they are lost to the overwhleming tartness of the beer.

This made me appreciate the milder sourness of Flanders Reds and JP's that much more. I finished my bomber, but I'll not be buying this again.

Photo of Patrick999
2.98/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Drinking expensive beer for the hell of it.

A - Pours gold. Uh-oh....where's the head? Cork was in good condition.

S - Apple juice, some old shoe funk...smells like a Jolly Pumpkin beer.

T - Not as apple as the smell promised. Hoppy. Tastes a lot like Les Deux Brasseurs, except...

F - ...it's flat. Dead flat. Not ONE bubble to be found.

D - Damn it, this was way too expensive to be a drain pour. There was no reason to believe this was a bad bottle, so this pretty much pisses me off. This won't make me boycott a killer brewery like DeProef, though...I'll get over it by drinking a Les Deux Brasseurs.

Photo of jonblake
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of AndyandAng
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of aanth
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of pretext
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of MNBeer1017
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Soneast
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of RuckusDu
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - About a 1.5 finger of mostly white head. Slightly yellow. Body is only slightly cloudy and wheat/gold in color. Strong lacing.

S - A little more earthy than I was expecting. Belgian yeast. Sweet and banana.

T - Belgian yeast, cloyee, and banana. Not good. More cloves and lots of citrus. Lemon and grapefruit.

M - Solid carbonation on a body you want for this style. Light but also a little chalky.

O - Hard to give it such a high overall score but everything was so good. Flavor makes it almost a drain pour. I knew an $11 Belgian Wild was too good to be true.

Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of JamesMN
3.09/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Bright orange/yellow and opaque. Fizzy four finger white head.

Aroma: Lots of belgian yeast esters. A hint of tart vinegar.

Taste: Pretty much comes off as a bit of a bland Belgian Pale Ale. The hint of tartness that comes at first that would suggest the Flemish/Wild Ale style is no where near strong enough to warrant that classification. What's left is a semi-sweet apple and pear flavor with very moderate bitterness. Lingering aftertaste of tartness and club soda. Hard to detect that 9% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Just below medium in body with tons of effervescence. Average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale is not what I expected it to be and as a result a let-down. It seems stuck between styles with no specific flavors. Would I drink it again? No.

Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.1/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours slightly cloudy with the consistency and color of ginger ale. Smells only of brett funk. First sip is sour that is mostly funk. It bites with strength and conviction. It is fairly sour but the brett funk dominates and is not for the wimpy. This beer will not be many people's gateway to sours. The body is extremely light and the high 9% ABV is well hidden. As it warms some of the funk fades along with almost all of the carbonation - strange. Over time the beer becomes less and less tolerable.

Photo of Floydster
3.11/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330 ml bottle purchased from the Pizza Port Bottle Shop for about five bucks, reviewed from notes, poured into my Chimay goblet, light yellow color with a hint of orange tint, two inch soapy white head, pretty weak lacing but some decent retention, aroma has light hops, floral accents, light malts, citrus, oranges, lemons, and mildly wild yeast, flavor starts off crisp and dry with a very minor tartiness for the first few sips that went away later on, dry yeast and hops in the middle, finish has a lot of sweetness and hot alcohol, Belgian sugars and yeast add to the sweetness once it warms, thick and not typical of a wild ale, too strong and overpowering, slightly dry, sweet, and boozy mouthfeel, medium bodied, lighter side of carbonation, taste lingers pretty long, could not drink much more of this, heavy stuff and is filling even on an empty stomach, too sweet and boozy for my palate, not very wild and barely any tart at the beginning only, booze overpower this beer quite a bit, probably would not drink again, worth trying

Photo of jdhilt
3.17/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Cloudy light amber color, ton of yeast in bottom of bottle. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Sour nose. Flavor is tart with some sweetness, mellow fruity finish. High ABV not noticeable. $3.99 for a 330ml bottle from John's Market Place Tigard, Or.

Photo of FMetzger
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Looked good. Poured with a decent head.
S: Sour. No malt or hops to speak of.
T: Sour. Good. Enjoyed the taste. Sour fruit came to mind. A little overpowering.
M: Prickly from the carbonation. I think that played with the sourness to accentuate the experience.
D: Overall, not bad. Not my favorite Flemish, but still tasty. I would order another one, as long as I had a break in the middle.

Photo of VaRam
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First time seeing this beer in the local shop, pours a nice golden color with a billowy white head. Smells of brett, but not overpowering. Taste is a bit dissapointing, as I was hoping for something with a bit more tang, but otherwise a rather balanced belgian ale. Overall a very drinkable beer and the alcohol is hidden quite well.

Photo of dino213aa
3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy, golden blonde appearance with a white, froth-like rocky head. Lacing clings in disparate bands down the glass.

S: Definitely sour with notes of apple and lemon which is influenced by the wild yeast.

T&M: Starts sour and finishes hoppy with a hint of barley in between. As I continue this 750 the sourness fades and the hops come forth stronger. As previous reviewers have stated, there is a grass/hay/barley flavor throughout. A commendable effort in keeping the alcohol flavor in check, considering it's 9% ABV. Other ales approaching double-digit ABVs are not as capable of keeping this in check as this brew.

D: Not bad going down. Not terribly complex in my opinion. There is a lightness to this ale that would make it a decent session brew for the summer months.

Conclusion: This is an okay showing. I think the look and smell of this brew is more rewarding than the actual flavor. Sure you get a good shot of "Brett" yeast, but there are more complex and interesting offerings out there. I'd suggest Brewery Ommegang's "Ommegeddon" as a more interesting alternative to this.

Photo of Ihadbeer
3.24/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of DWolf
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of pourmeadrink
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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