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


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
The second release in our Bird of Prey Series. This Oud Bruin-style sour ale is a balance of gentle malt, delicate acidity, and barrel ageing. Enjoy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2451) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Rusty red with a small pale head. Aroma is sour cherries, sour candy, caramel, cider vinegar. Medium bodied, good balance of sour and sweet, short finish. Taste is sour cherries, red currants, cider vinegar. Nice but a little thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark brown - red amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, caramel, wood, tart fruit, honey, maple syrup, light to moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, tart fruit, wood, maple - syrup, caramel, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130224]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (1253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
Marron très foncé, presque rouge, avec une petite mousse blanche. L’arôme de levure sauvage et aussi un peu aigre. Le goût est d’abord aigre, ensuite de levure, et du malt. C’est un peu fruitée. Très bonne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle shared by Tom10101, thanks! Clear dark red/brown pour with lacey off-white head. Aroma of very light acetic notes, mild cherry juice aromas, very light caramel/brown sugar. Taste is tart, very light acidity, light fruitiness, I would have liked to taste moar cherries. Wood could have helped too. Palate is light and well carbed. Good beer that could have used a little oomph.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5387) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle (650 ml). Thanks to dresden! Lightly hazy copper with a small/medium persistent beige head and good lacing. Aroma of red fruits, light caramel and nuts along with some wooden presence and light sourness. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with red fruits, caramel and light wood. Medium body. Alcohol is well hidden. Good Sour Brown. With a little more wood/acetic notes, it could challenge the best of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dpaquet (419) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
Pours a hazy brown/redish with white head and little to no lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, funk and some sourness. Taste ihas some dried fruits, brown sugar, oak, light vinous notes, funk, lactic, a bit acetic. Medium to low body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
Unclear dark brown color with compact head, persistent. The aroma is mildly sour, gentle funkiness, and with some hazelnuts too; a lot of carbonic gas; lightly dusty; later there is a note of yeast/cheese. Smooth mouthfeel, also very dry; light caramel flavor, a bit earthy and dusty, with moderate sourness, and low bitterness; the final is rather weak, and lightly astringent.
Balanced, and flawless, but not daring, and without fruity touch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lagerboy (1958) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
Unclear deep ruby copper, foamy tan head fades. Sour fruity malt aroma. Sour apple taste, lightly bitter with some faint roasted caramel malt. Very faint. Lively carbonation, light-medium bodied, lightly hopped. Tart and acidic. Not a big fan of this style. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OBerwanger (4) - - JAN 5, 2013 does not count
Pours a deep ruby/brown, two-finger head that dissipated quickly. Not much lacing. Aroma: A definite peachy, over-ripe apple sourness. There is also some noticeable malt in the nose as well, some biscuit and subtle fruitiness. Taste/Mouthfeel: The beer opens up with a nice kick of carbonation and some slight bitterness. The flavors roll in with a restrained sourness that is quenching at first but drops off quickly, attributing tart and ripe peach, cherry, apple flavors and then moves into some malt sweetness on the back end. The finish is drying but there are some sweet after flavors. Overall, I was hoping for more from Driftwood, but it is a solid brew nonetheless. The beer has nothing that is overpowering, but it does not have anything that grabs your attention either. It is a well-brewed sour-brown, but definitely not the best release to have come out of their doors

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
Great sourness though the palate can be a little sweet. Looks darker like a Rodenbach but with more carbonation. A little Dunkel-style stuff in there too. What can I say, I rarely have a sour ale I hate, and this is a pretty good one.

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