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


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blomster (288) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle from CANBIF 2016. Nice golden pour with a creamy white head. Yeast and booze, pepper, coriander, wheat, bit bready, clove and banana, very strong peach or papaya, but unripe, aroma - odd and slightly out of place. Moderate body and carbonation, strong alcohol, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (1138) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy golden pour with a white head. Aroma is kinda sweet, some citrus, grassy notes, tropical fruit. Taste is sweet up front with tropical fruit and citrus, some grassy and yeasty notes. A little oddly balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1538) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2016
Aroma is clove, honey, caramel light apple. Taste is sweet light malts, honey, straw, light funk and clove. Appearance is a clear gold with a fluffy pearl head that retains quite well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
khays (89) - - MAY 12, 2016
Pours clear golden colour with a slight head. Smell like pear and apple, with yeast and grass. Tastes bright and complex, slightly sweet , slightly sour and slightly, grape like, with some funk. Great mouthfeel, doesn't feel heavy, lively carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (1000) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle. With the new label (pictured). Apearance is gold with lively white head. Aroma is lemon cookies, fruity esters, and Belgian yeast. Taste is light bitterness, lemon, and a touch of sweetness. Not bad, very much on par with a tripel in terms of flavour profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (849) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
650 mL bottle. Semi hazy golden pour, couple fingers of somewhat fizzy head. Some spots of lace. Sweet yeast aroma, notes of cereal grains, honey, fruit. Taste is fairly similar, some spice towards the end. Fairly easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5731) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2016
650ml bottle pours a clear golden color with 2 fingers of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits with some grains and yeast notes. Taste is a light fruity and malty sweetness with a mild spicy hop bitterness and a dry yeasty finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A basic Belgian strong ale that is nothing more than average. There are many better examples of this style out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Draft - Sweet stone fruit and light honey notes. Clearish orange with a decent white head. Tastes much as it smells, with some yeasty esters. Not bad, but nothing remarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (1253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
Jaune/orange pâle avec une moyenne robe jaune. L’arôme du levure belge, du sucre candi, et surtout d’houblon. En bouche c’est très chaude, agressive même. D’abord c’est sec avec les céréales, puis un peu sucré mais bien équilibré avec une amertume moyenne. Pas mal amer pour une bière du style belge, ça, et l’alcool, lui fait une bière très intense. C’est vrai que c’est une bière de Lucifer! Du temps va peut-être lui faire du bien, alors j’ai mis deux bouteilles au repos!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9592) - 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.

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