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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 710   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Also known as Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale.
Also known as Vlaamse Primitief.
There are 6 different labels and six different versions of this beer. All are similar.

The name refers to a description of the Hieronymus Bosch painting used on the label.


SPOON WHACKER - Released Fall 2004 - (Original Recipe -- 35 IBUís)
PIG NUN - Released Fall 2004 - (45 IBUís)
SURLY BIRD - Release Date: May 2005 - (45 IBUís, extra finishing hops)
PINHEAD - Release Date: Fall 2005 - (50-55 IBUís)
DEMON FISH - Release Date: August 2006 - (50-55 IBUís, roasted malts, and lots of Saaz aroma hops)
RAT RIDER - Release Date: TBD - (Recipe undetermined)

http://www.sheltonbrothers.com/beers/flemprim.asp

Commercial description: Fermented three times with two different yeasts, including a strain of brettanomyces - the "wild yeast" of lambic brewing. Pale golden color with an enormous rocky white head. Brett and spicy aromatic notes, with a malty-juicy note on the palate. Finishes with Brett and dry hop notes. April 2003 selection - Michael Jacksonís Rare Beer Club. 94 points - World Beer Championships


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
osu97gp (662) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange with a medium sized white head. Aroma of sweet fruit and some sourness. Flavor of booze, malts, sourness and funk. Interesting beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1453) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
A very Brett heavy slightly wild ale. Touch of sour but very heavy with a bitter Brett on the back end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (682) - ISRAEL - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle sample at the tasting in Beer&Beyond shop. Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and fruits. Taste - sweet, fruity and spicy, light sourness with orange zest mild bitter finish. Medium-bodied, soft carbonation, alcohol is well hidden for 9%. Nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apotekhin (79) - ISRAEL - DEC 17, 2013
Fruity aroma. Clearly based on Belgian ales. Sour lemony flavor with some citrus bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopswagger (198) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013
P: A cloudy pale golden body with loads of speckled floaters dangling at the bottom giving off effervescent magic. Topped with a creamy froth of rocky white glory. S: Sweet fruits, mango, papaya, pineapple, tart cherries, soft packing foam, funky old pawn shop aroma, pond water, slight booze presence and berry wheat bread. T/M: Harsh grainy spice hits the back of the throat instantly. First drink is like a mouth full of dirt. Dirty barnyard flavor, cinnamon, pepper, chalky yeast, strong tea tannins and grapefruit. Fruit flavors come out more once warm and the dirt profile drops off a tad. Finishes dry with a filmy coating similar to eating sharp cheddar. The aftertaste reminds me if cajun style boiled peanuts. O: I love the funky barnyard addition to the hearty spice bill. This is a sure sipper that packs a punch. The ABV snuck up on me quick due to not being present in the taste. All in all a great brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Had as Reinaert Wild Ale. 750ml corked and caged bottle into a trappist glass. Served cool. Aroma: Fruity, jammy. Thereís a little bit our sourness in the aroma, but itís very subdued. Very unique, and very good! Appearance: Very hazy, near opaque honey-toned body. No head at all, even with an aggressive pour. Taste: A little sour at first. Thereís some spice and apple flavors present. All blends quite nicely. Really wonderful! Palate: Medium body with a very long, mildly tart finish. Overall: What a pleasant surprise! A good beer for people looking to try a sour-ish ale; this one wonít scare them off. Wonderful, wonderful brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (784) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Tap at Grill Next Door. Pours yellow gold with a lacy white head. Aroma is peppery, floral. Flavor is wheat, very slight sour, some resin bitter to the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mrnoluv (172) - long beach, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Light floral smell, not strong, golden appearance, very very light sourness, was expecting more, not really much which was a big disappointment. Good kick with the 9% ABV

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Aroma is sweet and full of fruits, a little sour. Taste is high in carbonation and a list funky but good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1364) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2013
11.2oz bottle shared. Pours parly cloudy yellow with white head. Aroma is a bit funky, a bit horse blanket, a bit sour. And a bit good. Flavor is a mild sour and Brett and funk. Nicely blended and tasty. No real alcohol burn.


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