Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Victoria, Canada


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Woe to you, for the brewery sends this beer with great fervor: Son Of the Morning - Belgian Strong Golden Ale.

blomster's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blomster (284) - Göteborg, - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a dense, two finger high, white head. Looks really good. Estery, spicy aroma, some choriander. Taste is quite boozy, muddled flavours. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, long boozy finish. Overall a beer that smells really good but the prominent alcohol gets to overpowering when drinking it. Not one of Driftwoods best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle, left behind by Sid after our last gathering (I can tell by the homemade wax seal!), and cracked by our guests on the weekend-- sorry Sid, I intended to keep it to share! If it makes you feel any better, you didn’t miss out on a very good beer: mellow, hot/boozy, simple sweet honey malts with spicy undertones. Just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4958) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
(650ml bottle) Purchased from The Strath last Fall. Pours a medium, white foamy head atop a deep amber. Nose of yeast and alcohol. Spicy and alcoholic notes along with a decent malt base. Very enjoyable but I’d need to limit myself to one per week. I was surprised that a colleague at work who’s a Phillips BlueBuck fan likes this so much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1236) - New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle, 05/19/2013. Pours amber orange, medium white head dies to the surface, sudsy lacing around the glass, sparkling carbonation rising from the bottom. Aroma lightly fruity with peach, pear and apple, honey notes with yeast, plain Belgian malts, touch of vanilla. Taste is spicy, light fruitiness, yeast, pale Belgian malts with candi sugar, not overboard, mild bitter finish. Medium palate, high carbonation. Ok, but a bit uninspired.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Date: December 02, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear dark gold, fine white head
Aroma: sweet estery aroma, fruity sweetness, light phenolic spicyness
Flavor: spicy phenolic flavor, candy malt sweetness, just a touch of fruityness from the aroma
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lupulist (54) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
Pours a medium dark golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is a bready Belgian yeast and ripe fruit. Taste of Belgian yeast, alcohol, malt, and sweet peaches, with a bit of spice. Long yeasty finish. A bit sweet for me, but otherwise a very nice west coast golden ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle. Golden amber with good foam and lace. Aroma is mostly alcohol like a malt liquor, has an edge of Belgian yeast. Flavour is very strong alcohol and grain. Might be dangerous. Don’t let the kids drink it. Not a fan; I want to trade the empty for a Fat Tug.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle at Alex. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of citrus peel and caramel with notes of spices. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, citrus peel and spices. Sweet and spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle from Central City Liquors, Surrey
Hazy golden color. The malt aroma is sweetish, lightly fruity, with a touch of oak vanilla. Sweet flavor, a bit fruity; similar to many North American attempts at Belgian Ales, with strong bitterness and some oak.
Not bad, but not very interesting either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
22 fl oz bottle, thanks to fiulijn. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, mild hoppy. Sweet, peachy and light mango, crisp and bitter. Smooth and mango to peachy fruity into the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
Single bottle purchased from a BC Liquor Store in Invermere, BC on 08/11/2012. Colour: Dark orange with just the faintest whips of brown. Medium slightly off-white creamy head. Nose: Chocolate cake mix, icing dipped malt. Strong and completely dominant with dessert-like scents...which isn’t necessarily a bad thing as long as it doesn’t carry-over to the mouth. Taste: Medium-high sweet, Medium-light bitter, medium sour. Big sweet malt (told ya) tempers the 10% ABV., Lots of dried sweet fruit....brings essences of Christmas pudding. Long cocoa powder. Woody and dry late and lingering. Just couldn’t get comfortable with this past the aroma - sweetness overwhelmed.

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