Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale

$7.99 for Mac’s Midtown, Atlanta, GA, USA. Corked & Caged 750 mL.
Pour is a bright orange in the Terrpain 22oz snifter. Large initial head with some nice retention across the body and a little lace. Carbonation is high.
Not sure if this should be categorized as a simple Belgian Pale, but I am not as preturbed as I sometimes am with style considerations and the BA database, since this has “Flemish”, “Brettanomyces”, “Saccharomyces” and “Wild Ale” on the label. That means that I am NOT surprised when the beer turns out to have plenty of funk, a sour edge and lots of rustic, cider character! Lots of warning!
I’m learning a lot with these brews, and the largest single factor seems to be that the second glass with a little higher temperature and in the wake of the first glass, is always better, smoother and more to my liking.
Nose has a citrus, band aid phenol edge. Tastes are more dry cider like, and the body is very pleasing and warm. Clean finish with a touch of lemon.
Quite acidic in the end, with a bittering effect that is not especially forgiving. This strikes me as a funk beer for the more experienced raher than a newcomer. Nice.

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07/17/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.95
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