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De Proef Flemish Primitive Wild Ale (Pinhead) | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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De Proef Flemish Primitive Wild Ale (Pinhead)De Proef Flemish Primitive Wild Ale (Pinhead)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Belgium | website

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 03-01-2005

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48
Ratings:
57
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
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Photo of Metalmonk
4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can never wait to raise a glass of this fine stuff. The previous 3 labels/varieties I've had have been pretty similar with only minor differences. Let's see what this bad boy offers...

The head is relatively "loud"...it pops and crackles and makes a loud entrance right out of the bottle and while settling...a somewhat rocky surface, good retention, tons of bubble activity too, as if they were starving for release. Color is a orange-golden with extreme clarity...if it weren't for all the rioting bubbles. (second pour brought some sediment haze with it, giving it a whole different look.) Seriously one of the bubbliest beers I've ever seen, but the head is not ridiculous (a la Duvel).

Aroma is fresh juicy fruits (apple, pear, cherry), spices (clove, cinnamon, white pepper), and that huge hit of leather/horse-blanket that I remember so well from previous versions. Takes on a lot of interesting subtleties as it warms. Would be almost worth the price for the aroma alone.

Leathery pungency hits the back of the mouth immediately, and after that chills a bit there's ample fruits and spices, nothing too dominant, all of it mingling really well. Very similar to some saisons, Belgian and otherwise, and probably the most saison-like of the ones I've tried so far. Not as husky and raw, not as sour either. Mint and pineapple come into the picture as it warms. There is a slight sensation of oxidation, so I'm holding back from giving it a 5. Will have to try another bottle sometime. Twist my arm.

Mouthfeel is buoyant and crisp, and the finish leaves a generous yeast dirtiness on the tongue, which will draw love-it or hate-it reactions. I love it.

This is exceptional. Probably a little less wild than some of its counterparts, but so what, it achieves complexity and satisfaction and is a joy to experience. I will continue to give DeProef my money if this is what they'll continue to offer.

[Addendum: Seems this beer pairs well with music, judging from all the music mentioned in its reviews: Bauhaus, Morbid Angel, Black Sabbath. For me, it was working really well with Deadboy & The Elephantmen.]

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Photo of loren01
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly cloudy yellow color, good sized head, slight lace
S: Smells earthy. I know this sounds bad but the yeast smells real funky like pig manure or something. Not a bad smell, just rather funky.
T: Not a ton of flavor actually, was expecting more. Sweet pineapple flavor, a little bit of peppery tang.
M: Mouthfeel is very effervescent
D: Interesting beer, don't believe I've ever had this style before. Would for sure have this again, very different from the norm.

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Photo of stephendr
3.17/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml. glass bottle- color of pale yellow , with frosty white head - nose of yeast , cloves , hay , earthy and alcohol– taste of wild yeast , sour milk , honey , grass , earthy , and clove - body is medium , and creamy – aftertaste is chalky , and sour

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Photo of bucko
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a light, golden color with a thick, off-white head that slowly falls from 3 fingers to one and leaves a lot of lacing. The aroma is sweet, a little grassy, earthy, even. The flavor is sweet, slightly funky with a definite spicy punch. I detect slight hints of ginger and cucumber in the finish. Thankfully, no raw fish... The mouthfeel is respectable for this big of a bear and one sip requires another due to a crisp, drying effect on the tongue. Despite the 9% ABV, this beer is surprisingly drinkable. I may change my mind about that once I stand up, but for now, I'm sticking to that thought.

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Photo of scottoale
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a caged/synthetic cork, 750ml. brown bottle pours a beautiful amber-gold ale with a slight yeasty haze and a perfectly white 1/2" of foamy head. Some nice spiraling carbonation and a fair bit of sticky lace add to the appearance.

Sweet, fruity malt nose with a funky yeast and some peppery spice give this elixer a typical Belgian signiture aroma that I have certainly become fond of.

Tastes as it smells with some alcohol beaming through, adding to the complexity. Starts sweet but rapidly turns tangy and spicy, then a bit warming onto the yeasty, dry finish. Very well balanced with a smooth, full mouthfeel, yet medium in the body...damn good stuff here.

Another quality and tasty strong brew from Belgium that's a must, if you like this stuff...I sure do, cheers.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked and caged 750ml. After I popped the synthetic cork, it poured a golden orange with a nice and sticky white head that sticks all over the glass. The aroma is fruity and peppery with that is just a bit sour with nice funky wild yeast. This is a wonderfully complex aroma! Makes me drool just smelling it! Taste starts out a bit fruity that make room for a nice peppery and bitter finish. Wow! What an excellent brew. If you really enjoy the funky Belgian brews like I do, you will surely enjoy this.

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Photo of numenor1
4.63/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Synthetic cork, eh?

Hazy golden orange with a rocky sticky white head. Overwhelming aroma of pineapple, and passionfruit with a slight acidic note and obvious brett. Initially juicy, and difficult to characterize. Laden with earthy, spicy hop flavor and tropical fruit. Hops are definitely to the fore when compared with their earlier beers. Very lively, bright flavor. Finishes dry with earthy hops and faint grapefruit. Medium light body with vibrant, assertive carbonation. Hugely drinkable.

A sexy, racy beer, and my favorite Flemish Primitive yet. Hard not to give it a 5 for flavor, but oh well, i didnt. I guess i'm holding out for their next one.

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Photo of Ego
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

found @ oaktree buy rite, edison nj

eyes...
first of all, the label gets all medievel on you.. very cool, not saying the label counts for jack but this is a cool label.
and into the chimay chalice she goes...
godlen and fizzy, one full finger of soapy white head, lots of carbonation but not an "exploder" like fantome printemps, lace is great...very sticky, and retention is excellent with all the fizz.. a nice looking brew.

nose...
bubble gum and tang, underlying belgian funk horse blankets - almost hints of manure, some grassiness in there as well (again this reminds me alot of some of fantome's offerings), zero scent of alcohol (9%?). very interesting nose.

taste etc...
the carbonation makes this velvety. the flavor is very grassy and leaves some nice bitterness on the tongue, but not in the usual area.. sort of more towards the middle, not very tart at all, just a hint of it under the munching on lawn clippings, in some ways this is quite bland, it drinks rather smoothly but doesn't have enough character to warrant high marks in taste, hard to gauge what would be "average" for a nutty style like this.. but this beer seems to fall short for me. this warms some in the stomach from the ABV but the actual alcohol is hidden well.

verdict?
OK... looks great, smells interesting, great mouthfeel but the taste is on par with some average saisons and the like.

music : morbid angel - altars of madness

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Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

07/18/06- Purchased at Draeger's Market in San Mateo, CA.

Presentation- 750ml bottle, caged and corked. Synthetic plastic cork, haven't seen many of these before in beer. No freshenss info, poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Copper, maybe lighter rust colored pour. Full 3/4 inch head with decent staying power. Small chunks and light traces of lace left behind.

Smell- The scent contains some pungent hops? Hops? Also seems a tad sour in the nose, which was expected.

Taste- Wasn't expecting a big hop flavor. Which is what I got. Was expecting more of a wild ale style with some sourness and brett. Maybe a touch of brett, but really no sourness whatsoever. Seems pretty sweet with some sugary notes, maybe some lemon rind thrown in for good measure. Very hoppy though. Good deal.

Mouthfeel- Biting and prickly sharp carbonation.

Drinkability- Even though it turned out to be a taste I wasn't expecting, I still really enjoyed it and would buy it again....I hope to try the rest of the series first though.

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Photo of Dukeofearl
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle with my favorite 14th century (or is it 15th?) artist once again proudly on display (H. Bosch). $9.99 at La Bodega in Riverside, CA.

Pours a pretty slighty hazy yellow with golden highlights and a medium-large fluffy head in my Corsendonk chalice. Aroma off the head is sharp, slightly organic/farmyard (but only a moderate amount, not overpowering), sharp that's begging me to drink it.

Flavor- well it's sharper and harsher than the previous rounds- must be that additional hops. At first taste, it's a little too much. Even though there is a syrupy/honey-like texture to the mouthfeel (it's not sweet, but it's the consistency of the beer). Kind of the flavors and sweetness of unripe fruit- it has sweetness, but it's not sweet. Pineapple tartness. Pepper. At first I thought the heat in my mouth was from dinner, but now I realize that it's a black pepper from the beer. Wow. Definite sharp hops at the end of the swallow. No indication of the alcohol anywhere in the taste or mouthfeel (and that is doing it right!). With the others, the flavor improves with warmth.

Overall very tasty, and the drinkability is amazing. It totally ignores the alcohol, and it's easy to drink this in record time. I have another in the cellar- should I? Nah, I shouldn't! Not tonight, at least.

I am really enjoying this series, and can't wait for what's next!

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Photo of rajendra82
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If the psychedelic pinhead painting on the label was any indication of things to come, this would be quite a beer. The cork was easily extracted, and the beer poured out clear golden in color, with a high level of carbonation typical of many Belgian beers. The Duvel Tulip was large enough to contain the resulting foamy head. The aroma was very floral, which was probably due to some real flowers like Chamomile being added in the mix. The taste wavered back and forth between delicate and robust, being floral and creamy at one moment, and spicy, and malty the next. The beer was actually medium thick on the palette, but the carbonation made it feel much lighter. A touch of sourness and a peppery aftertaste finished things off. Despite the name, there was not much primitive about this one. If this fine beer can spontaneously ferment in Flanders, it must surely be God’s country.

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Photo of AlexJ
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazed golden pour unleashes a brilliant head of chunky, white froth that has epic retention and is constantly fed by cascading streams of micro bubbles.

Aroma is a striking mix of sweet/tart half-rotton fruit, clove and anise, bubble gum, and funky, peppery yeast. It has a nice hoppy character with undertones of wet concrete and light astringency.

Flavor is dryer than expected; tropical fruit notes intertwined with bitter herbs, bubblegum cigars, clove, band-aid, cotton candy, prickly pepper, and crushed concrete. Very complex and straight up weird.

Body is medium, with a very light fluffy mouthfeel and whispy texture. Very effervescent on the tongue. Goes great with some stinky cheeses. Too intense to drink a lot of.

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Photo of Billolick
4.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Large bottle, caged and corked, w/o freshness or bottling info. The rear label does shed some light on this interesting artisinal creation. Moderate carbonation upon opening the bottle, pours medium golden amber, clear, off white creamy head, world class retention, extensive lacing and sticky sheeting, tons of tiny bubbles continue to rise to the top. Nose is full of sweet/sour, smoke, funk and yeasty wierdness. This is quite simply one of the tastiest, most complex Belgians I've had the good fortune to try, yeast glorious yeast, slight smokeyness, some sour, some funky/mustyness. Hop bite here, as noted by other reviewers is quite agressive, which is fine with me, it adds to the complexity and depth of flavors of this fine stuff. I'd love to try this with some BBQ or other hearty foods, would be great with some stinky cheese as well...go get some and enjoy, looking foward to trying the other varieties of this special stuff...back to Half Time I go!

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Photo of Sephiroth
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours with large head, slight lacing, body is golden and slightly cloudy with a hint of orange. I prefer a yeastier pour with these primitive ales than with other beers. The aroma contains some holiday spices, along with the signature wild yeast.

Taste contains spicy malts, maybe some clove, along with light fruits. The wild yeast contributes some barnyard flavors, add more yeast to your pour if you like this flavor. Mouthfeel is full and lively, this goes down with little effort.

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Photo of kaimcm
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 bottle poured into a la fin glass

A: great hazy pale body, fluffy bright white head

S: light and soft, very little of the horse blanket wild yeast funk that the others posses in spades. some tangy citrus quality, clove.

T/M: again light and soft. great coating of the mouth but gentle, balanced by the aggresive spice on the finish. like the nose, only hints of the funk found in the other Primitiv's. Still some hay and horse musk. lemon and orange zest that is very refreshing and clean, dries on the finish spicy with lots of clove, some cinnamon.

D: much more approachable than the others, though I prefer the funk of the wild yeast. an awesome cheese beer, both soft and hard but I think this would go especially nice with some aged hard cheese, cheddar, gouda, etc...that has had some time to dry. rock.

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Photo of goodbyeohio
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

eeenteresting..

gold color with orange hues, clear and bubbly. carbonation creates an airy crown, slippery and slimy. smells hoppy.. as other reviewers have said, a dead-ringer for orval.. that lemon twisted hop freshness funked up by the mildest hint of brettanomyces. if anything, maybe this has a bit more lemon rind to it, and a hint of bready yeast.

not quite as sour as i remember the others, this one is more of a basic belgian pale with slighter hop/funk twists. starts off innocently, green botanical flavors and some mild bitterness from belgian malt husks. hits you with carbonation and finishes surprisingly clean.. not much left on the palate- this beer feels like more of a palate cleanser. it leaves you with that same cool, crisp feeling as mouthwash or ginger after sushi. kind of vacant flavor-wise. good shot at an orval clone, just missing something.

9%? yeah, this is chuggable. drinkability is the strong point with this beer.

personally, i have enjoyed the previous entries in this series more, as i am more about tasting the experimental nastiness produced by wild yeast and bacteria. this beer is balanced, yet way too tame for what i expected from it.

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Photo of Jredner
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The aroma holds bannna, cream and a tart mash of white fruits. The bosy is yellow with a creamy, diminishing white head. The fore holds a funky chinese baby corn flavor that underlines the wildness the label alleges. Medium bitterness and sharp carbonation. Tart white fruits again and a mellow funkiness that lingers well into the aftertaste. Pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.63/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: Full sized 750ml brown glass Belgium bottle that has a silver cage and black cap restraining its cork. Well I say cork, but for the time that I can recall, this Proef bottling uses the ‘Newcork’ synthetic material, as opposed to the real thing. It has several codes embossed on the upper surface “EC 25D 23” on it. A simple Inkjet code of “RM 1105” is also printed on the side of the Cork. The main label has yet another one of the striking 16th Century Gothic artworks from Hieronymus Bosch. The ‘Pinhead’ label Surly Bird label has almost no information on it…adding yet more mystery to this strange range of brews from De Proefbrouwerij. Listed at 9% ABV. Cost $9.99 at Hi-Times, Costa Mesa, CA.

Limited information has this release “Pinhead” listed at 50-55 IBU's, so this has the highest IBU’s so far of any of the Flemish Primitive Wild Ales (Spoon Whacker was ~35 IBU's, Pig Nun ~45 IBU's, Surly Bird ~45 IBU's with extra finishing hops).

Appearance: The body remains unchanged from past FPWA examples; a simply gorgeous looking hazed shredded marmalade golden sunset body which is filled with a series of fast rising streamers that collect underneath a big fluffy white head. Head retention is excellent, the bubbles in the cap are very small and form a fine lacing on the sides of the glass, the surface of the head has a clean surface with a little infraction and irregular sized bubble here and there to break up the monotony. Carbonation is very soft, sprightly but gentle and finely dissolved. Yet again, the presentation is nothing short of excellent.

Smell: Hoppy traits with a yeast-laden fruity feel, like past examples, it has more than a passing resemblance to that distinctive nose of Orval. The Brett is still funky, but there are no farmyard aspects to it, it’s a clean hoppy funkiness, and it takes on a tangy citric finish. Appealing

Taste: Has a complexity that feels like it should be easy to break down, yet it’s not that easy to do. Brettanomyces is here, but for once it’s playing second fiddle to the hops. The dusty hops meld, blend and melt to form a soothing but dry bitter finish peppered with earthy spices. The soiled feel is still here from past examples, but its low key. Hints of lemon grass and feint citric flashes add the fruits. Dry fruity black pepper ending lingers, the final splash at the back of the throat is a hop laden one.

Mouthfeel: The soft palate and fine dissolved conditioning just accentuate the fruity funk and help the hops to shine through. No sign of the 9% ABV, where did it go? Very smooth.

Drinkability: Sitting down, watching the latest Doctor Who and gently working my way through this one, it is hard to forget how many glasses I topped up from my 750ml. A superb mix of simple Belgian traits all put together into a lovely inter-wrapped complex fruity Wild Ale. Very drinkable.

Overall: This latest variant of the Primitive Wild Ale allegedly has 50 to 55 IBU’s, and it shows, it really adds a lovely deep hoppiness which is firmly entrenched in Belgium tradition; it lends this brew a firm Orval-cum-Tripel character, simple yet complex. Pick up a couple of these, jolly good stuff.

Highly Recommended.

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Photo of DogFood11
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jesus hopped up christ this is probably the best belgian strong pale I've put lips to at this point. Huge fluffy, creamy white head that has ultimate staying power and lacing is slick and slide leaving islands of goodness. I wasn't a big fan of the diabolique/angelique line from this brewery but this breaks out as something to reckon with.

Huge fruity aroma, Orange, Bananna, wild. Some sour tone to it that my wife picked up. Strawberry is deep in the aftertaste with some wine like quality to it. I guess because I found it so wonderfull the word sour just didn't come to mind but it indeed has a twinge that is delightfull. Belgian yeast theme works out. Looks like a typical tripel but ends up with more complexity and less of the harsh carbonation. It has that "wild" twinge to it almost like a lambic in some ways.

Notes: Wow what a frickin amazing brew. Complex, drinkable, light and full of flavor. If this was local, priced right, and identical I'd be all over it by the caseload. As it is, I'll still pay for this when I see it, truly a magnificent belgian pale.

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Photo of kmo1030
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

light slightly hazed gold, with a thick forthy white head.
big floral smell that actually smells like wildflowers, wow. funky barnyard horseblanket smell beneath that. followed up by crab apple, not just apples but definitely crab apples, so strange, but very good, faint pineapple after that. some of the floral aspects seem to come from the hop family. i have never smelled something that brought about such strong farm/barnyard imagery, that was not in fact a barnyard. it becomes sort of grainy as it warms. some almost candy-like sweet aromas come out too, that almost remind me of those strawberry hard candies, that are wrapped like strawberries.
the taste is somewhat surprising after smelling this. the fruit is much more pronounced here with tangy apple and pineapple, and mild sweet pear. somewhat peppery and spicy, though this doesn't seem to be due to the alcohol. it has a lot less wild funk than expected, with it really only playing a minor role here unlike in the aroma. some of that horseblanket flavor is here too. there are some yeasty bread-like flavors in here too. with warmth the flavor of those hard candies come out too.
fullish medium body with fizzy carbonation, that feels very natrual to this beer. nice and dry too.
if this kinda beer is your type of thing, and it is mine. drinkability could not be higher.
a VERY interesting beer that is more than worth the 10 bucks to give a try. one of the more unique beers i've had the priviledge to try.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.63/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer poured into the chalice crystal clear golden straw. The head was white and frothy and rose tall in the chalice falling slowly to lace the glass.

The aroma was fruity as soon as the cork was removed from the bottle. The fruits could be detected from across the room and had a pineapple character coupled with a breadiness from Brett. The aroma was slightly acidic and lightly tart with an earthy presence.

The flavor was complex from the first sip. The first impression that came to mind was that the beer was somewhat less bitter than expected from a 50-55 IBU beer (Shelton Bros website). In reality the beer had a substantial bittering but many other flavors were present at the same time. The flavor was earthy and peppery with a spice presence that was interesting and complex. The flavor also contained a slight fruity sweetness on the palate at first sip, but those flavors immediately were overpowered by pepper and bittering, which made the flavor both complex and interesting.

The finish was dry with a lasting earthy and peppery character long and pleasantly into the aftertaste and beyond. The body was medium and the carbonation made for a creamy mouthfeel. The alcohol in the beer was only really present in the warming which occurred after consumption. The beer drank exceptionally smooth for a 9% abv beer.

Quite a treat to have this one today, since today has special meaning. This beer was one I have been looking forward to trying, so all the better.

750 ml corked and bailed bottle. RW 1105 stenciled on the synthetic cork. Purchased at Greenlife in Asheville for $8.20.

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Photo of twelvsies
4.82/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wowzers. Alright, there definitely is something unique about this one compared to the others I've tried. Now I've got a great excuse to go back and revisit each beer and try them back to back, checking out the differences. This one is pretty noticable in my opinion. I was also hipped to the Shelton Brothers' website which has a few things to say about these amazing beers. This one has the highest IBU count of the bunch, so far.
Appears an orangy golden brass color, full of light, with a healthy snow white head that just will not die. Nice. This beer is so full of flavor it's rediculous. Flowers everywhere, fresh grass, funky barnyard hay and dirty crab apples picked up off the ground. Amazingly fresh, natural, and wild. This would be a great beer to take on a cliche sort of picnic, out in a field somewhere, with little rats and bird people running around doing obscene things. [Ok maybe scratch that last part. But I will say I love the Hieronymous Bosch paintings on the labels.] This one, as compared to the others, does indeed have a more pronounced hop content. While the others I've had were more floral, this one has a really juicy, oily, resinous, bitter twang to it on top of everything else that's going on in this beer. Excellent floaty, airy mouthfeel, and uber drinkable. A treat. Now I have to go back and try them all again, which certainly will not be a problem. Follow up notes coming soon, maybe... But in the meantime, go drink this beer, people.

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Photo of Hoves
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my first taste of the De Proef Brouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium. Obtained at Mahars Public Bar in Albany, NY this drink surprised me with the price tag of $20.00. The bottle had an artsy look to it which scared me a little at first because I consider myself to be somewhat of a newbie when it comes to flavorful beer.


This is my first review so I will attempt to make it comparible to some that I have read so far. The beer appeared surprisingly light colored to me considering most belgium beers I have had are cloudy wheat beers. The aroma was very bitter or sour but the taste was surprisingly not. The smooth texture blended into an aftertaste that had a faint berry essence.


The only part of this drink that I did not like on a personal level had to do with the alcohol content. At 9% this beer tasted almost like the beginnings of a barley wine. Seeing as I am not fond of barley wines this beer did not hit me as one I will drink often but I did find it pleasantly surprising.


Overall "The Prof" (brewer) performed a feat when he made an english ale guy like myself enjoy this beer.

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De Proef Flemish Primitive Wild Ale (Pinhead) from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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