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Driftwood Lustrum Wild Sour Ale

Formerly brewed at Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (4420) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 15, 2015
From a bottle at the RBSG Grand Tasting at The Commons. Poured deep red with white head and pink edges . Nose of cherry and oak. Medium body. Spicy mouth feel. Flavor is cherry and plum, along with some some sour flavors that tantalize. The finish is funk. A most delicious beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle @ RBSG 2015. Thanks to Mark, I believe. Blood red in color with sort of a pinkish head. There’s a lot of cherry, currant, and plum aroma to this. Slight spice of cherry pie filling. Hints of cedar, oak, and some pie crust. Flavor is a touch buttery, but otherwise the fruit dominates. Lots of nice tannic fruit skin and a good tang. Sort of spicy and lightly funky. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (7872) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a dark ruby with small white head. The aroma is grape, oak, currants. Thin mouth, tart, grape, currants, oak, vinous, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4788) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle (650 ml). From Thomas, thanks!

Appearance: Dark purple with a medium quickly fading purple/pink hea and very little lacing.

Aroma: Bright black currants presence with brettanomyces, light spicines, lactic notes and wood.

Taste: Black currants, leathery brettanomyces, light spiciness, oak, hints of vanilla, lactic notes, light sweetness and a touch of alcohol.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Dry and fruity finish. A tad warming too.

Overall: Damn fine Sour! The black currants are well displayed here even though this isn’t a super complex beer. Alcohol is well hidden, so drinkabily is quite high for this abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle: Poured a deep blueish color ale with a light pinkish color head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fresh blackberries notes is well balanced against the tart notes of the based beer. Taste is a well balanced mix of tart and funky notes with some fresh raspberries and a hint of residual sugar. Oak and vinous notes are minimal and not overly powerful. Body is quite full with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Another very enjoyable wild ale from Driftwood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours a murky hazy cherry red with a frothy and lacey red head. Aroma of lactabacolis, brett, black currants, cherries, oak and light vanilla. Taste is sour cherries, black currants, brett, lactic, French oak and and nice long bitter puckering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours an opaque deep red with a large pinkish-red head with good lace. Aroma is cherry, oak, mild brettanomyces like, sweet dark fruit, strawberries, mildly tart and a touch funky. Flavour is cherry, strawberry, oak, tart, light funk, grapes, touch of brettanomyces like, touch of alcohol and overall a medium acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10555) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Very good black fruity tartness. Dark coloured body. Rich aroma. Nice drinkability. Good sour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SlovakSniper (4595) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
La robe est rouge comme du sang séché. La tête rose est un anneau plutôt chétif. Le nez ne me revient pas avec ses cerises, ses épices, sa terre, son cuir, son bouquet floral, son cul de cheval chocolaté et ses notes lointaines de dissolvent à ongles. Son goût de bretts, de fruits pourris et d’assouplissant en feuilles me fait franchement grimacer. Son corps très pétillant est correct. La finale de détergent/alcool/bretts est désagréable. Définitivement pas pour moi. Bizarre concoction.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3976) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Cette bière se présente sous une belle robe mauve avec un rond de mousse rose. Un nez de bonbon au bleuet et raisin assertit d’une touche boisée. Une bouche légèrement acide et funky avec des notes fruitées agréables. Nous sommes près d’un mauvais vin ici ou d’une bière correcte.

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