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


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   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 (289) - Gteborg, - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1871) - CANADA - APR 30, 2017
Appearance: clear medium gold with one finger of fluffyy white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: honey, yeasty, hot booze, apples & pears. (6/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate-high bitter, alcohol edge. (6/10) Palate: medium slightly slick body, lively carbonation, off-dry moderate bitter and warming finish. (3/5) OK, Driftwood, I think youve overstepped here. Son of the Morning? As in Lucifer? As in Devil? As in Duvel? Yeah, no. I know Duvel, and you, my friend, are no Duvel. Points lost for overweening arrogance. (No, I dont subtract points when its justifiable arrogance, duh.) Another gorgeous label, Ill give you that, but were talking beer, not labels. Doesnt hit the numbers on the style guidelines, which makes me a little sad because it seems to be happening all to frequently with Driftwood lately. This is drinkable, but its not what I was hoping for. Damned with faint praise: OK. (12/20) 6/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3480) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Light yellow body white head. Sweet yeasty aroma. Taste is boozy hot sweet yeasty malty. Okay but a bit unbalanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (17129) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2017
Dull gold. No head. Has some sticky phenols on the nose...no other signature. Sticky, touch of apple and a dash of phenols. Sticky and unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2771) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 14, 2017
A decent albiet unexciting Belgian strong ale. Typical yeast, bread, and malt characteristics. Effervescent. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brettsky06 (393) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
Golden yellow pour. Aroma is honey and some pears maybe a couple other fruits. Taste is sweet and boozy. Some more honey. Not bad but definitely not my favorite driftwood beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (1148) - - MAR 14, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 5 years). Pours frosty golden orange with a small dissipating head, ringed retention with an island, very tight clusters of cascading steady streams.

Nose: chamomile-honey barley malt, boozy. (lvl-7)-intensity

Attack: slightly thicker viscosity, micro-tingly soft crisp, boozy dense barley malt impression

Mid-palate: honey, numbing-BOOZY HEAVY barley malt, candi sugar (lvl-7-sweetness), chamomile, clove

Finish: mild coriander, lingering sweet heavy barley malt

Summary: Heavy and weighs on the palate. It has the core characteristics of a Belgian strong, but lacks the balance and refinement of a made in Belgium. The richness of flavour is lacking in the finish allowing the alcohol to dominate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2758) - 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 (1289) - 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 (1713) - 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.

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