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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3.92/5
Very Good
261 Ratings
De Proef Flemish Primitive Wild Ale (Surly Bird)De Proef Flemish Primitive Wild Ale (Surly Bird)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Belgium
proefbrouwerij.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 06-14-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,409
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
261
pDev:
13.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
19
Trade:
1
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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.

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Bottle at 50 degrees into snifter
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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
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De Proef Flemish Primitive Wild Ale (Surly Bird) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 261 ratings
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