jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from City Swiggers, UES. Pour is a cloudy gold with light dissipating head. Little to zero lacing. Aroma is old wood, hay, nutty, and yeast. Taste is sour bret upfront with hints of peach, tart oranges, and sour apples. Light, thin body. Sourness masks the alcohol. Overall a not so enjoyable beer.
solidfunk (1790) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very palatable for Flemish wild - makes sense when I see it categorized as a Belgian strong here. Very well-balanced - too balanced for a wild ale. Pours hazy blond. Smells of brett. This gives me a better sense of what sacc is supposed to taste like. Very little sourness here. - aftertaste just comes off floral more than anything. Good head, light carbonation. Some boozy bitterness in finish.
Imaena (846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I like this brew but I expected it to push the boundaries a bit more. Its a good wild ale but it has some roughness and lacks the complexity I love in this style.
Brouwerij (410) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reinaert Wild Ale. Pours a hazy orange-gold with two fingers of off-white head that settles into a cap of fine bubbles. Aroma is mildly sour, funky, hay, grass, and barnyard. Flavor is mildly sour up front and builds slightly. Fades into tones of fruit, peach, pear, apple, citrus, pine, herbs, and alcohol, with a mildly bitter finish that lingers. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and a moderately dry finish. Overall, a good wild ale.
djd07 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Funk n Sour Fest. Pours a clear gold with no head. Honey malt and floral aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet honey funk and Spice finish yes.†A good Belgian strong ale from De Proef.
PhillyCraft (1971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours a hazy light gold, not much lacing. Armpit hoagie on initial smell, when swirled you get belgian yeasts, sugary fruits such as apple, pear. Very carbonated with a weak thin body. Lots of other spice and grain come through.
bluejacket74 (992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle (Surly Bird version). Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a hazy gold golor with a couple inch frothy white head. Head retention is good, and thereís a lot of lacing. Aroma is earthy and fruity, it smells like pears, hay, peppery spice, apples, lemon peel, cloves and some funk. Taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also some bready/grainy malt and light floralness noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit creamy and has high but soft carbonation. Itís easy to drink, and it sure doesnít seem like a 9% ABV beer as the alcohol is well hidden. I think itís a good overall brew. At $9.99 a bottle, itís certainly worth a try.
Bacterial (416) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber orange clear pour (lots oí microbes at the bottom, last pour was a bit cloudy, leaving a pretty good amount of liquid in the bottle). Nose is really wonderful - tropical fruity. Taste is nice and light then quickly moves to bitter. Iím not getting the sour that other folks are getting - just a lot of bitter.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The beer is clear and golden hued with a half inch of bubbly, white head. The aroma consists of yeast, apples, malt, alcohol. The flavor is a bit weak, with apple juice, booze, and some oak. Eh...Thin body, watery even. Just not that good. Not a good example of either a wild ale or Belgian strong pale ale.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-03-2012
Vestergaard (107) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Semi-hazy light yellow with big white beard. smells sour and brettish. Hay in the malt and hops in secret. The taste is surprisingly much like saison. i.e. brett and basement. Hops are pretty present. little bit sour as well. Nice and easy drinking, but not very exciting.