De Proef Reinaert Wild Ale 11.2 oz

Item #7331
Shipping Wt. 1.50 lbs.
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Tart and Spicy Wild Ale

Brewed by: De Proef Brewery
Country: Belgium
Style: Sour / Wild
Color: Gold

ABV: 9%
Ratebeer.com rating: 86
BeerAdvocate.com rating: 88
Bottle Size: 11.2 oz.

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Generations of Belgians have been raised on tales of Reinaert the Fox - a shrewd, cunning, and charismatic character of fable, It is perhaps happy coincidence that the De Proef Brouewerij sits adjacent to a field in Lochristi, Belgium named for Reinaert.

Reinaert Wild Ale (ABV 9%) is fermented three times with two different yeasts - the traditional Saccharomyces ale yeast and the Lambic-like Brettanomyces yeast. It is also dry-hopped with East Kent Goldings.

Reinaert Wild Ale pours a beautiful pale golden color, with a full rocky white head. The multiple yeasts and hops yield spicy and sour aromas with hints of hay and apple. The palate follows through on the flavor notes promised by the nose and finishes with a surprising and pleasant bitterness from the dry-hop additions. This is a complex but very drinkable Belgian classic.


In 1996, Dirk Naudts, a highly regarded brewing engineer and professor, with his wife Saskia Waerniers, created De Proef Brouwerij (the Proof Brewery) in the village of Lochristi, Belgium. The brewery blends modern equipment and technologies with traditional brewing methods, operating predominantly as a rental brewery to develop and produce beers for third parties who do not have their own facilities, or who want to produce experimental small batch beers. Their focus lies exclusively on recipe/product development (never copying existing beers) and beer production.