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

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Our 5th Anniversary Wild Sour Ale.
Aged for over a year in French Oak this blood red vinous beast holds depth of color, flavor and aroma unparalleled in any beer we have brewed thus far. Fermented with locally sourced wild yeast and a copious load of black currants, Lustrum will be enjoyed on many levels!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Courtesy of Josh
Dark color, impenetrable, with generous strawberry-ice-cream head. Strong aroma of elderberry wine, some sourness, light ammonia. Good body strength; strong carbonation with smooth mouthfeel; berry flavor, sour without excess, but a bit too astringent, and quite bitter. Blueberry jam in the end.
Clumsy, but itís really a new thing in this part of the world.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (672) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Intense purple pour with light purple head. Aroma is tart berries, light oak, light vinegar. Intense sourness, no real sweetness. Wood, tart berries, some funk. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle from Gibsons LDB. As soon as it pours, I like it. The head, it is luscious thick and frothy. Lasts long. Oh, and purple. The aroma has dense fruit, blackberry and currant with boozy edge. Soft palate. Booze around the edges edges in a good way. The finish is bitter and dry. The distinguishing feature is a jamma wamma of fruit seeds. Not typical sour. Would not call it that, has a healthy malt backbone and no gimmick. Healthy malt healthy fruit. Fruit forward! Thatís it, natural bitterness of berry seeds. Best of session. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GothGargoyle (933) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Red with a good pink head. Aroma is blackcurrant, blackberry, sour candy. Medium-light body, tar in the palate with a fruity finish. Taste is blackcurrant, blackberry, grape skins. Nice but a little one-dimensional.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dslam (22) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Dark red pour from a tap with pink head. I smell berries and a little black current. Strong sour taste. And I am a little wasted so donít take this too seriously. I think I hate sour beers at this point in the night. Time for some good old barley wine or something.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle shared by Blomster at RBWG meet and greet tasting. Pours dark red with pinkish head. Nose and taste of tart berry, lacto sourness, blackberry juice, oak and funky tartness. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #18. Bottle shared at the RBWG Welcome Dinner. Pours a dark red-purple color with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, berries, grapes, tart funk, mild wood. The taste is tart funk, jammy fruits, mild funk, bright and tart finish. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (730) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
Pours a deep purple. Aroma is currant or raspberry, no idea. Taste is... not sure, slight funk, mostly dry currant and a weird soapy something. Maybe this will get better

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (4412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bomber to taster at RBWG (thanks to whoever shared this). Looks good; a translucent cherry cola with beige lacing. Smells solid; dark malt and funk. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid, but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Deep almost purple pour with pink head. Sharp acidic cherry aroma. Flavor is a much more mild sour than the aroma hints at. Flat bitter not as tart as I hoped for. Medium body with ok carbonation.


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