Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale

Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale

Rated 3.680 by BeerPals
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Brewed by De Proef Brouwerij

Lochristi-Hijfte, Oost Vlaanderen, Belgium

Style:  Wild Ale

9% Alcohol by Volume

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Triple fermented using two yeast strains.

ID: 10218 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank1223
Overall Percentile97.7
Style Rank21 of 1298
Style Percentile98.4
Lowest Score2.8
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.800
Weighted Score3.680
Standard Deviation0.491

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Had as Reinaert Wild Ale. Strong aroma is fruity and yeasty, mainly apple with a hint of banana; I got a whiff of caramel as well. Pours a clear, bubbly amber with a thick and fluffy, if not too persistent, ivory head. Fruity flavor has yeasty, malty and subtle hoppy notes, a little sweet, a little bitter, quite drinkable. Smooth, lively texture has plenty of body and fizz. An ale by any other name would taste just as good!

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 4.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Hooray for the annual trip to BevMo! This is a bit different than what I was expecting. Either this is a superior sour, or I just happen to like this a lot. I finally get it! It does smell like wet hay and musty attics! Reminds me of a pile of magazines my friends and I found in a shack in some guy's back yard. We didn't know the guy, but there were chairs, carpet, and windows so we decided to make it into a clubhouse. The musty smell of this beer is exactly like that old man's shed. The mouthfeel is full and smooth, quite delicious and a treat to drink. Pours a golden yellow with some hints of orange and a thin cap of virgin snow colored foam that smears all over the glass. A little cloudy, but not as opaque as I would have expected. There isn't a very pronounced sour character here, but a mix of spicy, sour and a twinge of bright tripple-like fruits. A very unique beer, and well worth the price.

  • ZYTHUM 289 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    sampled on 9/24/10. ryan shared this 750 ml bottle that i gave him for his birthday. pours a cloudy, gold color. med head. aroma is tart, fruity, a little funky. medium body. taste is funky/fruity/spicy. a little sweet, a little tart. mouthfeel is full. finish is dry.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    It pours a hazy light-golden with traces of sediment. A thin white head and some lacing. The aroma is of sweet malts, sour apples, pears, oranges, grapes, and spiciness. The mouthfeel is smooth, explosive and rich. Flavors of sour apples, pears, bitterness, citrus, grapes, and a strong mix of spices. Very good and the alcohol is subtle.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Technically this was my 1999th review, but I couldn't find my notes for it until today. A beer I bought for my dad and shared with him on Christmas Eve: Poured into the glass a bright cloudy golden colour with a large white head. Took some time to settle down. So plenty of carbonation in this bier. Aroma is noticeably yeasty right off the bat. Floral like fresh cut clover out in the countryside. Taste has generous amounts of spices and yeasty notes. Mouthfeel is very spritzy so I was taking very small sips of it. Sour, yet must have been a oud bruin (sp?) because it didn't have as much of a vinegarette, fruity taste that I look forward to tasting in the reds. Either way, pretty decent beer. Onward to 2000 more!

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    A deeply discounted bottle, which indicates that it is "old" i.e. fully developed. It is in great form right now thus confirming my belief on the age. Funky barnyard aroma mixed with dry fruit and musty grass, smells intriguing. Dark, golden-orange color with lots of rapid, tight bubbles producing a nice white head and blanketing lacing. Sort of tart, very dry and still boozy. More mild flavor than the aroma would let on. Musty with a prominent earthy quality. Tart and yeasty with a funky fruity taste and some dry grains.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Not a huge fan of sours but this was fairly decent. Aroma of yeasts, sweet and sour fruit notes. It poured a hazy golden body with a few floaters, thin white cap. Flavor starts out bready, then turns into a sour middle and finish. If i had more experience with this style i might have rated it higher.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    not a sour ale at all! so maybe it was at a disadvantage in our taste-off. reminded me more of a beer like Le Merle, which is a belgian farmhouse ale, wild, and classified as a Saison. After 4 sours, this one just didn't do it for any of us, but i'll try and rate it on it's own. poured a much thinner/paler yellow than i was expecting, but although it was thin, the prickly carbonation and flavor made it very approachable. Funky belgian yeasty flavor was a little light, but good. overall, an ok beer.

  • BOSOXBRENT 227 reviews
    rated 4.4 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    I tried this one at the 2008 Max's Belgian Beer Festival in Baltimore, MD. I picked it out because I am on this huge Flemish ale kick and I liked how this was labeled "wild". The name says it all....this is wild.

    I got this one out of the bottle. It poured out a cloudy yellow color with a nice light head on it. A sweet aroma, similar to brown sugar, oozed out of the glass. It smelled wonderful.

    The beer drank even better. Although this is considered a sour ale, it lacks that super sour punch that something like the Duchesse has. It's very good though. It was a malty, light sour mix that drank smoothly. The shocker is that this has a 9% alcohol content. I couldn't even taste it. This is one you really have to keep your eye on.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.7 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    NorCal tasting Apr 07 - This was a really interesting beer, but it has of room for improvement. A horsey aroma with some banana and apple juice. Appearance is golden in color, cloudy with a super foamy head. Taste is horsey, spicy, fruity with some sweet malt notes. This is almost like a tripel meets flemish sour (maybe that what the brewers wanted?). A very unique beer. Flavors and aroma were a bit subdued. Perhaps it it were kicked up a notch it'd get a higher review.

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