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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: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Crafted with local Island malt and Morello sour cherries followed by over 18 months of maturing in select American oak barrels conditioned with wild yeasts has evolved Belle Royale into a very complex, yet classic, taste experience!

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (4447) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
Bouteille partage. Embouteille le 05.20.14.Une belle robe brune avec des reflets rouges, un anneau de mousse. Un premier nez de vin rouge, de bois, de cerise. Une bouche clatante, lgrement aigre et suret. Des notes de cerises sucres et de chocolat. Finale piquante, mordante et longue. Jaime.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (5389) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
Embouteille le 05.20.14. Liquide rouge fonc et presque brun. Un anneau de mousse beige flotte sur le liquide sans grande conviction. Au nez, chair de cerises griottes avec une prsence du chne, une touche de vanille, des pices et des Brettanomyces. Les saveurs fruites sont dlicatement aigres. Les cerises ne donnent aucunement une impression de mdicament. Le chne volue bien sur mes papilles. Le travail des levures est dlicat. Il y a une pointe dpices ou dherbes derrire tout a. En bouche, je note un corps de moyenne densit avec un ptillement plutt bas et une texture vineuse. La finale est justement surette par les fruits et les levures. Trs facile boire. En quilibre. Jaime beaucoup.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Pour is a murky brownish red blood color with a thin fizzy dark pink head that is gone immediately. Nose is very fleshy cherry, cherry pit, a fair bit of dark malt (doesnt mix too well) light oak and vanilla, a touch cough syrup. Taste is similar, very fleshy dark cherry, pitty, light oak, malt plays a little better, hint of rubbery phenol in back. Very syrupy feel, soft carb, full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23339) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color, thin tan head. Aroma of malted milk balls, berries, vanilla. Taste is chocolate, cherry, vanilla. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1830) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Bouteille 650ml, gracieuset de Damon lis du CanBIF Call 2014. Couleur pourpre fonce opaque, mousse rose fuyante et trs ptillante ressemblant du cola. Arme de brett, bois, cerise aigre, vinaigre balsamique. Got de cerise, alcool, grande acidit, vinaigr, malt, brett surtout en arrire-got. Carbonatation moyenne-leve, corps moyen.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (2059) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle shared by Jeremy - thanks! Pours an attractive deep purplish ruby. Pink head. Aroma of ripe fruit (cherry, I presume); tart, vinegar. Smells like a tarter version of a NG fruit beer. Taste: moderately sweet with a moderately tart finish. Theres also wheat and mineral here along with some metallic notes. Tastes a lot like unsweetened cherry juice. Tannic astrigency. As it opens up, the harsher aspects quiet down. Overall: Belgian Red + extra tartness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1529) - - AUG 4, 2014
Dark red pour, 1 finger of head. Sour cherry aroma and taste.. vinegar, oak, fairly sour. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (6061) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
650ml bottle pours a dark red color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is sour cherries with hints of lemon, oak and yeast. Taste is tart cherries and lemon with a fruity and malty sweetness finishing dry and yeasty with some oak notes. Medium bodied with generous carbonation. Nicely crafted and definitely recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarryBeast (616) - - JUL 15, 2014
650ml bottle. Big rich sour cherry, brett, light vinegar, biscuit, oak, cranberry. Tart and potent. Just awesome. Well worth waiting for.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (4094) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a rose color with a tan head. The aroma was of cherries, fruits and some sugar. The taste was of cherries, some sugar and more fruits. Nice.


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