Beer #179 De Proef Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale

De Proef Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale
De Proef Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale

Name: Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale

Style:  Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Brewery:  De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)  website

Country: Belgium

Region:   Lochristi-Hijifte

ABV: 9.0% abv

How served:  750ml caged and corked bottle poured into a Maredsous glass.

My Overall Opinion:  Very Good. 

I paired this beer with:   Pasta with a sausage based tomato sauce.  Nice Match.

Tasted on:  Friday July 22, 2011

Notes:  This beer pours a semi clear gold with a 1 finger white head which dissipated slowly leaving a thin and small lacing on my glass.

The nose was rock candy sweet, fruity and musty.   

The taste was like the nose and started off rock candy sweet and a little bit fruity,  then mid way through I picked up some spices and a touch of bitterness to balance off the initial sweetness.  Near the finish there was a very mild musty and wet grass flavor with no hint of the 9.0% abv and a dry finish.

This beer had a medium body with an active  carbonation level.

The drinkability was good and this was a refreshing brew. As long as you don’t let the name Flemish Wild Ale deceive you into expecting a very funky or sour brew you will not be disappointed and will really enjoy this beer.  Worthy of finding a bottle to try it.

On the Label:  Brewmaster’s Collection Special Reserve.  The Legendary Cunning Fox.  Bottle Conditioned.   Triple Fermented using two yeast strains.   Saccharomyces + Brettanomyces

From their website:    Nothing there!