luttonm (6760) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2017 superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy and cloudy golden amber color with a nice 2-3 finger dense white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice thick foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big pear, tart apple, grape, pepper, lemon, earth, herbal, floral, clove, grass, hay, and light yeast funkiness. Nice aromas with good complexity and decent balance. Taste of pear, tart apple, grape, lemon, pepper, clove, herbal, grass, hay, earth, light funk, and yeast spiciness. Lightly tart earthiness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, citrus, pepper, clove, grass, herbal, earth, funk, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity; nice fruity/peppery flavor balance; zero cloying flavors noticed after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick, very crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with almost no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian pale wild ale. Nice flavor complexity and balance; very smooth and easy to sip on for 9%. I enjoyed this offering quite a bit.
Bottle in Seattle. Soft head, a touch of yeast haze on a light orange body. Yeast and apples on nose. Sip is a bit flat and muted, peppery apples and a bit of tripel-like ester. Some honey flavored dustiness. I suppose this might be old, no real hops coming through. Any Brett is highly muted. edgallow (4477) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2017
Pours a golden with a white head. The aroma is of sugars and fruity esters; there is an intense blend of tropical fruit. The taste is fruity and yeast. Later, this finish becomes more dry and bitter with a hint of grapefruit and hops. The taste also becomes more complex; a yeasty flavor takes over as well as hops that balance the sweet tone. dnstone (3544) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2017
"Flemish Primitive Wild Ale (Surly Bird)". Poured a clearish golden color with white head. Some light funk and hop character.
Notes: On tap at Aces & Ales (Nellis), Winter Beer Fest, Jan ’17 ctipping (2233) - Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2016
330 mL bottle. Labeled Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale. Pale yellow. Huge white head. Smells medicinal, fruity, and yeasty. Tastes medicinal, too. Brett and a little bit of sweetness that turns medicinal. Super high carbonation. Takes a while to swirl out the carbonation. Medium body. The medicinal sourness is unpleasant. gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Pours with a big head. Cloudy yellow color. Big pretty lemon rind. Long astringent finish.
nickd717 (4888) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2016
750ml. Hazy golden color with a big, foamy, sticky white head. Funky, bretty, hoppy aroma with Belgian notes and hay. Dry flavor, not really sour, just funky, with a bitter finish. Medium-bodied, very highly carbonated. Actually really nicely done overall. Iphonephan (7283) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2015
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick off white head. Aroma of butterscotch. Flavors of butterscotch with some brett funk. Pretty subdued. drpimento (3760) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Technically good, but some odd flavors. Not terribly exciting. Good body. Everything else is average. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Decent sour but the alcohol content overpowered the sour taste and threw it off a little bit. mckamey (15) - - AUG 21, 2015
This is not a sour. And this is definitely not a Flander's sour. This is not a sour. And this is definitely not a Flander's sour.
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