Friday, November 1, 2013

De Proef Rainaert Flemish Wild Ale

The Legendary Cunning Fox, Rainaert Flemish Wild Ale, from the Brewmaster's Collection, De Proef Brouwerij, Special Reserve. Triple fermented using two yeast strains, Saccharomyces and Brettanomyces. 9% ALC. by VOL. Brewed and bottled by De Proefbrouwerij, Lochresti, Belgium. Bottle conditioned.

De Proef Rainert Flemish Wild Ale, 750 ml bottle.

Hazed, pale yellow appearance, solid, bone white head.

Funky, wild, and weird aromatics. Citric, sour, and horse-blanket musty-fusty. And a little feline urinary by-product.

Super-tart on the palate, big sour pucker, coupled with a hoppy blast. Despite the potent power of this double attack, it gets downright mellow thereafter.
Very smooth and indubitably delicious. This went down easy.

I'm a big fan of this, as a fan of Belgian sour ales, as well as Belgian strong pale ales, this does double duty. Yum-meeeee.

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