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Driftwood Lustrum Wild Sour Ale

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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: 38   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4863) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1339) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1075) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8937) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Very good black fruity tartness. Dark coloured body. Rich aroma. Nice drinkability. Good sour.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SlovakSniper (3360) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3259) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Deep royal purple color, medium off white head. Aroma of grapes, vanilla, plums. Taste is softly sour grapes. OK.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2015) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours very dark/hazy burgundy/ purple with medium dark pink head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of bretts, oak, black currant, alcohol, sugar, pickles, insence, funk. Taste is of oak, pickles, black currant, bretts, sourness, come acidity, spices. Palate: Medium body. Light carbonation. Finish is dry/tannic. Overall: Very good. Quite original. Crafty balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1495) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours a nice and dark opaque cherry red (maybe the most intense I’ve seen in a beer yet) with a red tinted head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is also pleasing with a lot of fruits, berries for the most part, brett leather and spices. Taste is dry and fruity, moderately tart. Flavors are of dark berries but also some slight dill and a little oxidation. Mouthfeel is vinous down to the tannins and the acidity is refreshing. A nice and potent fruit sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks bro. pours dark purple with a frothy pink-purple head offering good retention and strong lacing. leathery bretts, fruity and tart currants, kalamatas, red grapes; light and fairly present acidity - mostly citric, but also lactic - quite funky, strong woody character - red wine, tannins, pepper and spices; hints of chocolate and vanilla, some residual sugars and warming alcohol. bright carbonation, medium body - oily, drying bretty, very tannic and astringent spicy-peppery finish. good!


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