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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 722   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 IBU’s)
PIG NUN - Released Fall 2004 - (45 IBU’s)
SURLY BIRD - Release Date: May 2005 - (45 IBU’s, extra finishing hops)
PINHEAD - Release Date: Fall 2005 - (50-55 IBU’s)
DEMON FISH - Release Date: August 2006 - (50-55 IBU’s, 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 Jackson’s Rare Beer Club. 94 points - World Beer Championships


Sparky's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2011
750ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours cloudy gold with a thin white head. The nose is earthy fruity light funky. The taste is funky yeast, spoiled fruit, earthy mineraly spice and some apple juice in the mid-range. Medium mouthfeel. Decent.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkyCrow (98) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Draft. "Wild ale". Cloudy, amber color. Fine white head that sticks to the glass. Strong sour raisin scent. Hint of hops. Very little alcohol flavor. Twinge of sour, yeast. Smooth, somewhat acidic, pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (589) - - MAY 18, 2015
12 oz bottle at home. Thanks Carah and Laura! Super interesting- definitely leaning towards the barnyard/ funk side but that works for me. Pours a murky, light golden orange. Tons of brett notes- sour, funk and earth. Citrus and saison notes play well for some semblance of balance. Long, dry, and yes, funky finish. Pretty great. Totally enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (374) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Very funky, a bit sour, straw/grass, a very small hint of sour cherry notes as well. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2015
750ml c&c bottle given to me by my Uncle in honor of Sir Dante, cheers buddys. Poured a slightly hazed rusty gold with a huge bright white foamy head. Aroma is funky and funky, lightly sour, brett, cherry, horse blanket, honey and old flowers. Body has a soft mouthfeel despite loads of stingy carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. Flavor is dry bread crust, lemon zest, cherry skin, flower petals and brett. Nice stuff and well hidden ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1642) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pours a hazy orange color with a massive rich foamy white head. Nose is sour with warming yeast, and fruity. Taste is full of yeast and cloves and balanced with mild sourness. Finishes on the same tasting notes, but mild eras it sits. Descent ! Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1895) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
Golden medium bodied Belgian Sour with citrus, Brett funk and malts. Bottle was labelled Reinaert Flemish Wlid Ale.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4498) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
Pours very unclear, amber , good but rather fast fading white head . Smell is funky , full of brett . Taste is dry , sharp , intense brett notes . Slightly sour , but mostly pure and intense funk . Great drinkability . Bit barnyard in the back . Beautiful beer !

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cargo150 (948) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
Couleur blonde-dorée avec un col blanc assez résistant. Aromes de fuits jaune sure, pomme. Bien balancé, bonne acidité. Bière sure interessante!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Tasted on 7/31/12 from a synthetic cork and caged 750mL bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with a thin white head that leaves very thin lace. The nose is super funky with cheesy dank basement, some cinnamon, and a savory toast aroma. The flavor is lightly sweet caramel up front, moving to all of the cheesy funk, a nice vinous sour note, and just a touch of cinnamon. The body is medium with light carbonation and a long super funky, savory toasted finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bellco33 (456) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Poured into a sample glass at the Farmhouse: Pours amber with a big offwhite head. Aroma of grass, hay, and funk. Taste is tart, lots of sour funk, grass, and grape pez. Medium body, medium carbonation, can’t get passed the Pez flavor.


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