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Reinaert Flemish Amber Ale - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mattmaples on 05-03-2003)
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Photo of mickeymac
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Seeing a new and different Belgian ale on the shelf was a nice surprise. It came in a stubby 11.2 oz. brown bottle with a black fox on the label. It's reddish-orange with a rather frothy head that leaves lace all the way down the glass. The smell is on the slightly sour side, as is the taste. This one took just a little while to grow on me. By the time only a few sips were left in the bottle, I was wishing that I'd bought another. It's an interesting brew and one that I'll probably revisit at some point in the near future.

mickeymac, Feb 26, 2004
Photo of Gusler
3.05/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer spills from the bottle a murky amber, the head Bunyanesque in size, spumescent in texture and a nice light tan in color, the lace is a thick and sticky sheet to meld with the glass, lots of dross in suspension and lazing on the bottom of the glass. Nose is sweet malt, hints of bubble gum, fresh and crisp to the senses, start is quite sweet, lightly malted, top a bit slim also. Finish is modest in its acidity, the hops pleasing to the palate, aftertaste dry as the desert wind, slightly sour, drinkable, but nothing to “scream about”!

Gusler, Feb 12, 2004
Photo of beerguy101
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light peach orange color, slightly cloudy. Large white rocky foamy head. Aroma is very fruity (oranges and apples) and bready and yeasty. A medium bodied Belgian ale. Malts are sweet and fruity, with oranges, apples, pears and apricots. Yeasts are bready with a touch of banana and clove. Nicely balanced. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

beerguy101, Jan 03, 2004
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750ml Tall long neck brown glass bottle. One obverse label that has a picture of a fox in silhouette, with the words ‘The Legendary Collection’ above and “Reinaert Flemish Amber Ale, 7% Alc.Vol. I Pt 9.4 fl.oz” underneath. From the relatively new Proefbrouwerij, Anderlot based in Lochristi. I have wanted to try some of their beers for a while.

Appearance: Amber body with a light turbidity, mixed with an orange fluorescent hue when back-lit, gives this a very ‘Belgium feel’ indeed; in fact the body of the beer reminded me of the color of Orval at times. Large off-white expansive head that hangs around for quite a while, collapses to reveal a rocky pot-marked surface that also reveals its Belgium heritage. Just the right levels of carbonation to add enough life in the beer without being overpowering. Classic Belgium lacing and Flemish good looks.

Nose: Malts, sweet with some lemon zest at the start, all mixed with some fruity hops with a light herbal essence at the back end. The fruity malts are gorgeously inviting.

Taste: An unplanned slurp of the over-zealous froth in an effort to stop a volcanic eruption over the top of the glass gave me an immediate introduction to this beer – Malt.

Mouthfeel: Lively, with a frothy feel that settles to a smooth velvety covering. Restrained somewhat, with a light vivacious entrance thanks to the good levels of carbonation, belies its strength – the alcohol is there but nicely interwoven.

Drinkability: The 750 was smoothly dispatched. A very nice, extremely accomplished and drinkable beer that is a welcome partner just before bedtime. I’ll sleep well.

Overall: The Appearance, Nose, Mouthfeel and Drinkability are ALL, very definitely, Belgium. If I had a beef about this beer, and it’s very much a “positive criticism” – is that the Tastes are complex, they lack depth – yet in staunch defense of the beer I feel that this was a bit young and fresh at times. No freshness date on the cork or label makes it difficult for me to judge whether I should get another and give this one some time in the cellar (well, err, my darkened closet anyway LOL). You know what – I will. Actually, I have another bottle that I plan on Re-reviewing in 6 months time.

A relative newbie – and most certainly, well worth a try!

TheLongBeachBum, Sep 12, 2003
Photo of RoyalT
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – Nice orange color with a big head that foamed the glass.

Smell – Even mix of hops, malt, and citrus fruit.

Taste – Wonderful balance of light malts with sweet hops and fruit. I detect oranges and grapefruit, especially at the end. It’s hard to explain, but everything mixes very well together. Excellent job of balancing this brew.

Mouthfeel – Little carbonation and kind of foamy on the mouth.

Drinkability – This is going down very well.

Comments – Quite a nice surprise, as this is my first taste of the Andelot Proefbrouwerij brewery.

RoyalT, Aug 13, 2003
Photo of jreitman
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sweet fruit aroma, almost of grapes, that was quite pleasant. Poured a copper with a good head and very visible carbonation. Very sweet with not much else going on. Cloves and banana came through after it warmed a bit, but overall pretty bland. Light bodied and pretty easily drinkable.

jreitman, Jul 12, 2003
Photo of mattmaples
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a great Belgian amber. Here are some stats:

OG 1064
IBU 29
Hops: E. Kent Goldings, Saaz, Hallertau, Magnum

The color is amber with a ting of red. The aroma is fruity with a big herbal hop. The flavor starts slightly sweet, moves toward the herbal hop flavor and finishes with a general fruitiness. The big herbal hop presence (without much bitterness) is what makes this beer a big winner in my book. Smooth with lots of flavor.

I went to the release party here a few days ago. This stuff has just arrived in this country for the first time (4/2003) and getting this one good and fresh is going to make the difference between it being good and being great. I should be getting quantity of the Reinaert beers here in a few weeks. Can’t wait!!

mattmaples, May 03, 2003
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Reinaert Flemish Amber Ale from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.