Lagerboy (904) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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)
OBerwanger (4) - - JAN 5, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
DeanF (1621) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ishmaelds (3) - - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Am amazing beer pours well and has just the right amount of sour. I first tried it from the tap and the bottle doesn’t disappoint.
mcberko (4810) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650mL bottle, pours a cloudy dark amber with a medium foamy off-white head. Aroma gives off lots of Belgian yeast, subdued sour fruits, and various spices - noticeable acidity in there. Flavour brings out tart deep dark fruits, with brown sugar, loads of Belgian yeast, and a medium acidity. The acidity becomes more pronounced further back in the mouthfeel. The tartness isn’t that overbearing, as the sweet malts are fairly heavy, but the malt heaviness is off-set by the high carbonation and acidity. Decent stuff overall, but no where near Driftwood’s best.
v1rgil (150) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle -Pours pale brown, with thin head. Aroma is sour apple and slight caramel.
First sip is sour apple with a slight caramel slight sweetness. Reminicent of a caramel apple, but sour with a hint of woodiness.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown,creamy beige head.Faintly spice astringent salty nose. Sour palate,spicy yeast notes,light malt in back. Refreshing !!
microakes (154) - CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rather than the usual fruity sourness, this dark brown fluid is more caramel, with citrus notes floating around, teasing you. Very nice.
JHunter (674) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear brown colour with a slim head. strong sour cherry aroma light vinigar notes. flavour is sour cherry light oak vanilla and caramel notes. not overly strong which i found enjoyable
WheatKing (983) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of black cherries and sherry with mild sourness. Flavour was a blend of sour and sweet, with a hop finish. Not harsh at all and a delicateness found within the deep (though not heavy) malts. No trace of alcohol. Was surprised at first that this didn’t blow me away, but it melted slowly into my tastebuds. Thanks for bringing sours to Canada, Driftwood!