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Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
616 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:
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Added by BeerAngel on 04-30-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,391
Reviews:
314
Ratings:
616
pDev:
14.36%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
55
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3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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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2.6/5  rDev -33.3%
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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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beermeplz
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is quite nice. Compared to some other "wild ales" or sours, this is quite subdued. The aroma primed me for something more sour and tart, but you won't experience anything cringe-worthy here. Its funky and sour characteristics predominate in the flavor but are not overpowering in the least. It's rather light but has an added level of complexity that will slow your sipping rate, which is good considering the abv, which itself is not at all detectable. I'm not sure I'll come back to it, but it's worth trying to see if it suits your tastes.

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4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Juicy, awesome and delicious. MUST HAVE!!

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4.56/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of leroybrown10
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep gold color with moderate haze. Orange highlights when held to the light. Huge off-white head. Fluffy rather than dense. Dissipates slowly. Tons of sticky lacing left behind.

Funky barnyard aroma. Earthy and malty. Clove, straw, honey, and lemon rind.

More barnyard funk. A bit medicinal. Slightly boozy. Biscuity malt. Caramel. Sweet honey.

Medium body with medium+ carbonation. Dry mouth feel. Some lingering astringency.

Nice funky beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 616 ratings
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