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De Proef Flemish Primitive Wild Ale (Spoon Whacker) by De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
9.00 % ABV


 
Review by joe1510 on 11/17/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 2009
750ml
$10.99
Sam's Downers Grove

Spoonwhacker is from De Proef's Flemish Primitive Wild Ale Series. Pours golden with massive streams of carbonation rushing to the surface helping keep the head in place. A two fingercreamy white head formed on the pour and leaves sheet lacing down the glass as the beer disappears. Really a good looking brew.

This beer has some great funk to it. I'll star out easy with the pale malts floating through in the background along with a spicy hitof booze. Then comes the funk. Wet oak and a field full of wildflowers that choke me up. There's a touch of candi sugar like sweetness in there as well. Every now and then I even pulll out tart green apples and bubblegum. An ever evolving wild ale.

Not as much of the wildflower/field like funkiness in the flavor. Starts off a bit musty and moves quickly into a candi sugar sweetness and tart green apples. Mid-palate brings a quick flash of spicy alcohol and some of that funkiness comes on the backend. The swallow brings notes of hay, dandelions and mild hints of musty wood. Complex flavorful ale.

Body is on the lighter side of medium (at this point I'm pretty sure candi sugar was used in the brewing process). Hefty carbonation leads to a creamy feel on the swallow and an airiness up front. Tickles the tongue and finishes slightly dry.

After every sip I find myself immediately wanting to take another. I have to slow myself down. The light body and dry finish eaves you wanting more.

My first wild ale from De Proef and if this is a sign of the quality of this series I'm not going to hesitate picking up the others whenever I see them.

Reviewed: 10/6/07

Price: $10.99 Served In: Tulip

Review by Tip Top on 01/01/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 9 18 4 8 0
A - Pours a light dull yellow with a nice haze to it. There are some bubbles just sort of sitting on the sit of the glass. Big beige head that has a sort of soapy look to it. Good/great retention.

S - Big funky nose with some earthy barnyard odors. A bit of horse blanket. Lemony yogurt smells from the brett that has to be in action here.

T - Starts with a nice lemony spritz mixed with some light belgian spice. Big lymon yogurty taste comes in and doesn't let go for a while. Brett in full force. Finishes with a dry, white wine like flavor.

M - Medium bodied with light carbonation. Very dry finish.

D - Very easy drinker. De Proef Wild Ales continue to impress me.

Served In: Pint Glass

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