Emeister84 (2652) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2017 nick35 (12) - USA - JAN 8, 2004
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The definition of smoothness. Its a strong pale ale with very low bitterness, probably primed with brettanomyces. The acidity is very light--this is not a sour ale. The alcohol is hidden, the malt and brett are light. Possibly this is Reinaert Triple with Brettanomyces as the priming yeast.
330mL bottle from Beer Run. Aromas of lemon zest, barnyard, green apple, hints of caramel, slight vomit. Hazy orange with a fairly lasting white head. Dry, funky, orange zest, herbaceous, peppery, faint toffee. Medium bodied. luttonm (6956) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2017
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 (4627) - 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 (3670) - 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 (2268) - 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 (4996) - 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 (7474) - 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 (3814) - 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.