Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

BA SCORE
87
very good
614 Ratings
Reinaert Flemish Wild AleReinaert Flemish Wild Ale
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 BeerAngel on 04-30-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
614
Reviews:
314
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
14.4%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
55
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Beginner2
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of kovfer
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of mikepcarney
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jame515
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MiamiWeiss
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBeast
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pxlwix
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dragonbite
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roybert
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of tkdchampxi
2.6/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of dukeufo
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Desimoaj
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of skriv
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Magery
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
3.89 out of 5 based on 614 ratings.
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