Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
Ranked #79
Ranked #16,404
3.9 | pDev: 14.36%
Jan 29, 2022
Apr 30, 2003
Very Good
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3.29 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 29, 2022
4.14 by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon on Jan 15, 2022
3.99 by shelby415 from Oregon on Jul 13, 2020
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 08, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bobv from Vermont

750 ml. bottle.
Cork might read 2017, but I know it's been in my cellar for more than three years.
Moderate pour yields a 1/2 inch white head over a bright amber body with some sticky lacing. Nose of funk, fruit (apple, currant, cherry, red grape), citrus (ruby red grapefruit), hay, and a bit of minerality as well. Taste mirrors nose with the fruit more apparent than the tartness. Very pleasant, smooth and highly drinkable with a finish of currant, grape. and citrus bitterness with slight funk throughout. As it warms it does change slightly with more grapefruit on the nose and palate.
Nice feel and overall, what a treat!
Seek this out!

May 18, 2020
4 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Dec 15, 2019
3.58 by sparx1100 from Minnesota on Dec 15, 2019
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4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by puck1225 from Texas

Hugely underrated; one of those beers that supports the notion of genius in Belgian beer making. Excellent, unique beer.

I had it from a bottle into a small snifter. Cloudy brown color with excellent head and beautiful curtain lacing. Very fragrant tart smell. A symphony of flavors: nutmeg, cinnamon, hazelnut, oak and maple, pumpkin. It gets better as it warms.

I must have had one that was aged just right - very memorable beer!

Sep 13, 2019
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by i4ourgot from California

Opening the bottle I had a little bit of a blowover. So lots of head and pretty long head retention. The beer was cloudy in color but this could have been due to the fact that the bottle might have over conditioned. Still a lot of carbonation in the beer. Night and dry for a 9% beer. Tons of flavor, just the slightest undertone of the barnyard Brett funk

Nov 22, 2018
3.75 by paulish from New York on Nov 16, 2017
3.79 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida on Jul 04, 2017
4.1 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Apr 24, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by laketang from Arizona

hazy orange with a foamy off-white head
estery, earthy, ethanol funk
tart, lemon, some banana
acidic, some balsamic.
not diacetyl, but could be close.
a bit alcoholic.

Feb 12, 2017
4 by bigred89 from Maryland on Dec 10, 2016
4.08 by Gkruszewski from New York on Sep 17, 2016
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2.56/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by Alieniloquium from Florida

330 mL bottle. Pale yellow. Huge white head. Smells medicinal, fruity, and yeasty. Tastes medicinal, too. Brett and a little bit of sweetness that turns medicinal. Super high carbonation. Takes a while to swirl out the carbonation. Medium body. The medicinal sourness is unpleasant.

Aug 24, 2016
4.49 by Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California on Jul 17, 2016
3.75 by Cooper from Minnesota on Jul 16, 2016
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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by katybee from Oregon

Deep semi-cloudy creamy yellow, this is similar to a wheat beer or tripel. And yet it was not disastrously sour or funky; the triple-processing mellowed the ale leaving it with a drier, flowery, perhaps apricot-like flavor standing on its own and not marred by excessive peppering.

Falling between a wheat beer, sake, and mead, it was perhaps similar to a barrel aged white wine. Would be great paired with flavored cheeses, breads and pastries.... probably not with pizza, doritos and chips!

Jul 10, 2016
3.66 by gouettn from Washington on Jun 25, 2016
4.03 by Aaron_Kerkvliet from Wisconsin on May 04, 2016
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4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Beginner2 from Illinois

My mistake... but a good mistake.
In my imperfect categorization, I put this bottle in with the Belgian sours... which I drink on rare occasions voluntarily, which is to say that the sours I buy are only on a list I am checking off.
So, I stored this for at least a year and, as the dread receded, so did the "sour."
The mistake also is a confluence of events: it was last March day of a Florida spring here in Chicago before a climate change cold front dumped an inch of rain and the temperature dropped 15 degrees during dinner. So, the wild weather matched the beer... which was refreshing and, frankly, more thought-inducing than daily life usually is.

Having said all that, you get a short review: Reinaert Wild does not make me pucker like a sour.
And a quick warning: the head was voluminous. So be careful before and when you pour.

Apr 25, 2016
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4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by kovfer from Colorado

Wonderful nose with good funk. Nice taste, not too sour. Pale ale color. Very big foamy head.

Apr 20, 2016
5 by mikepcarney from Ohio on Mar 19, 2016
3.75 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Mar 09, 2016
4.06 by Jame515 from Texas on Mar 06, 2016
4.33 by MiamiWeiss from Iowa on Mar 03, 2016
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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Yellow, white 1/2" head. Aroma was sour, citrus, mild grain.

This one nicely wasn't big on spice rack, lemon, pale malts. Mild sweetness to countereffect the sourness and maybe brett? Hides alcohol quite well.

This is such a conflux of styles. Pale ale, wild ale, berliner, whatever, its good and affordable. Just don't come across it as much as I'd like anymore.

Feb 29, 2016
3.93 by BeerOps from Illinois on Feb 12, 2016
3.42 by ClavisAurea from New York on Feb 01, 2016
3.92 by BeerBeast from Florida on Jan 19, 2016
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sandalwood from New Jersey

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a huge four finger white foamy head. There is quite a bit of a soapy lacing. The odor for me is fruity, pear, apple, spices, pineapple, herbal, cooked fruits, wine like, peach, apricot, slightly floral. The taste for me is fruity, apple, pear, banana, spices, clove, coriander, bitter dry finish.

Jan 17, 2016
3.34 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan on Dec 27, 2015
3.83 by Pxlwix from Texas on Dec 11, 2015
3.33 by dragonbite from Hawaii on Nov 27, 2015
3.75 by Roybert from Texas on Nov 02, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Roguer from Connecticut

Orange, hazy, lively beer; translucent. Pours with a modest foamy white head with excellent retention.

Brew is tart and musty, as expected, but there's a touch of bubblegum I wasn't expecting. Think: Tripel yeast, alongside rustic Brett. Overall aroma is fairly subdued.

Brew is sweet up front, primarily from pale malt and yeast, but a very rustic, dry Brett presence soon hits. Around mid-palate, the Brett and Belgian yeasts dance around each other, trading sweet fruity notes (banana, clove, and bubblegum) with musty dull edges.

Lively but smooth; medium bodied, and drinks both like a big beer and somehow easy for 9%.

The descriptor is spot-on: this is a BSPA all the way, at times reminiscent of a Tripel. Yet, the Brett adds a very distinct facet to this brew.

Nov 01, 2015
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2.6/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by tkdchampxi from New Jersey

This beer is seriously bad. Really? It calls itself a flemish wild ale but is listed as a Belgian strong pale, and it tastes like the good parts of neither.

I've had a few good beers tonight already and I'm ready to drain pour all $9 of this mistake.

Bitter in a bad way, not sour, bad Belgian funk without the good, and it's ugly. Only thing going well is that it is pretty well carbonated. Pass

Oct 31, 2015
4.25 by dukeufo from California on Oct 25, 2015
4.23 by Desimoaj from Michigan on Oct 16, 2015
Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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