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Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The first in Driftwood’s Bird of Prey Wild Ale series, this sour ale was inspired by the Coopers Hawk that took residence in the brewery for a full 24 hours. Brewed in its honour, this wild ale spent a year in a mix of American and French oak wine barrels. Tart and funky, this beer can be aged a very long time, but is equally enjoyable now.


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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FourJ (50) - British Columbia, - NOV 26, 2011
Interesting sour... I like it! Overall not a huge fan of the sours, but this one keeps me engaged. I love the oaky finish. Certainly, each SIP is a journey that takes you through an increasing level of sour funk then quickly moving on to the oak notes. Not sure if I have the palate to explain this much further. Tasting note from the wife: "ewww, gross". I’ll let her finish her winter ale while I enjoy this to myself.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (227) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Bomber from Pushkinwow. Reddish brown pours. Awesome sour funk aroma. Taste follows with puckering flavor. Really awesome Flanders. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7603) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Bomber shared by Tom - thanks! Hazy orange pour with a white head. Sour, leathery, some oak dryness, some funk. This is awesome!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1114) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
650ml bottle pours a reddy brown color without much head. Medium sours that blends so well with the malt. A good brunch beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3677) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle (650 ml). Split 2-ways with the lady. Thanks to Thomas for this one!

Appearance: Hazy red with a small quickly fading white head and no lacing.

Aroma: Very fruity with cherries and berries along winey notes, leathery brettanomyces, light spiciness and oak.

Taste: Slightly sweet and moderately sour with cherries/berries, moderate winey presence, oak, light vanilla, brettanomyces, light spiciness and hints of grass.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation at first, but it become very soft after just a few minutes. A tad winey, but also juicy. Berries finish. Moderately dry.

Overall: Quite fruity and juicy Sour! Not very complex, but super enjoyable nonetheless. Balance is good, barrel treatment isn’t overdone and everything is well integrated. Another good one from Driftwood!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2402) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle 660ml(?) Pours dark salmon/amber with low off-white head. Aroma is of fruits, sourness, vanilla. Taste is of sourness, fruits, berries, wood, wine barrels, vanilla. Palate: Somewhat dry. Light-medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Very nicely balanced. Interesting fruit features.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1952) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
Pours a clear red with a small offwhite rim that leaves some lacing. Nose is of bubblegum, fruits and light vinegar. Taste is dry and fruity, moderately tart and just classy. Flavors are of cherry and oak but maybe more on the juicy cherries side. Body is light to medium, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel just vinous. Overall a fine Flanders red, I didn’t expect so much from it!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5352) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks bro! pours almost clear bright orange-red with a small reviving light beige head, leaving delicate lacing. spicy bretty cherries, tasty nuttiness, dry leather, touch of caramel, wood, citrus zest, bitter cocoa beans, light acidity - very nice complexity - light welcoming acetic notes, balsamic notes, lots of vinous character too. light carbonation, light body - oily, tannic and dry woody-grassy-spicy finish. very tasty and good flanders red. solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3235) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Brown bottle, 650 ml, trade with Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on December 7 2014; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, hazy, thin sheet of beige head that turns into a tiny ring, light lacing; nose: acidity, green apple, sourness, wild yeasts, musk, cherry, light caramel; mouth: acidity, green apple, sourness, wild yeasts, musk, cherry, light caramel, finale in musk with presence of acidity, medium body, good carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 650 ml, 7,5 %, échange avec Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée le 7 décembre 2014; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, trouble, mince couverture de mousse beige qui se transforme en un petit anneau, légère dentelle; nez : acidité, pomme verte, aigreur, levures sauvages, musc, cerise, léger caramel; bouche : acidité, pomme verte, aigreur, levures sauvages, musc, cerise, léger caramel, finale en musc avec présence d’acidité, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keir (180) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle. Clear reddish brown. Nose of sour fruit, vinious. Tastes tart, sour, hint of grapes, finishes quite sour. Just a hint of malt in the aftertaste. This is quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled at RBSG. From notes. Oak, vanilla, cherry, tropical fruit and funk.


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