Driftwood Belle Royal
Strong Belgian Ale
It pours cloudy with red and no head; this either means glory or my bad homebrew. Luckily I grabbed the right bottle and glory hits the tastebuds. The nose was all pale malts, yeast, alcohol and sour cherries. The persistent alcohol warmth blends wells well with the medium effervescent mouthfeel. There is light fruit esters (apricots), but the big winner is the sour cherries. Their dominance is subtle and lasts from start to finish.
The alcohol warmth and sour cherries had a kirsch-like quality.
Alcohol Content +1 9%
You could not taste it, only feel it.
I think this one will do well with aging. The first stock wave vanished from Victoria within hours.
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Everything Driftwood touches turn to gold. Their output may not be voluminous, but the quality is sure there. Take a good, strong Belgian Ale and add sour cherries; not the syrupy kind. This is the Driftwood Belle Royal: well done.
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