Bird Of Prey | Driftwood Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
driftwoodbeer.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Rutager on 11-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
18
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of SmithyAlan
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tmappin
3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tom10101
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Groulxsome
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Whatup14
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Hoptoria
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of KeKeKumba
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Bottle: Poured a reddish color ale with a nice thick foamy head with excellent retention and some good lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some oak and cherry is very pleasant. Taste is a super well balanced mix of tart notes with some oak and cherry with light residual sugar notes with almost no acidity. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. That is a world-class Flanders Fed with good level of complexity and perfect level of drinkability.

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Photo of SebD
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%

Appearance: It has a nice ruby/amber color to it. It has a nice creamy beige head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of loads of tart cherries, definite funk, grapes, faint oak and a touch of vinegar.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a bunch of tart cherries, red grapes, some barnyard funk, light oak and very faint vinegar.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. Another great one by Driftwood!

Serving type: bottle

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of papat444
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to FondueVoodoo for helping me round off the Top 50 of Canada with this rarity.

Poured from a 650ml bottle, bottled 01.28.14.

Pours a nice copperish body with a frothy and effervescent head. Aroma is the best part; oak, red wine, mild cherries, cork and a bit of sweetness hidden in the tartness. Flavor is acidic and a bit tart but not prolonged. Fiinshes with a mild cherry sweetness but found the oak flavor and general body to be a bit ordinary, especially considering the pedigree of the brewery.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle.

Beer is dark red/brownish. Small off-white head. Minimal lace.

Nice smell. A rich berry scent complimented by oak, balsamic vinegar and some vanilla.

Taste is similar and also very good. Red berries, oak, vanilla, vinegar. Moderately sour. Fairly dry.

Full bodied, moderate to high carbonation level.

Overall, very nice. A very well done Flanders Red. It's not Rodenbach Grand Cru but it is not leagues below either. Good stuff.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Longtime want from Fonduevoodoo in CanBIF Spring 2014.

A - Pours typical Flemish Red colour of hazy auburn and tons of carbonation. One finger of beige head on top. Spotty lace and film of retention.

S - Lot's of tart cherry and wood. Mild vinegar note and acidity.

T - Sharp tartness and acidity. Less fruit. Some sugar is there.

M - Strong carbonation, medium body, not too tart to finish, but funk and acidic.

O/D - This definitely didn't wow, but is a decent example of the style. Easy to drink and nice to explore for sure. A good effort.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 650ml bomber into a Dieu du Ciel Zwanze Day teku glass
2014 Vintage; Poured 2014/05/30; Thanks to FondouVoodoo for the bottle

Pours a clear copper color with almost two fingers of bubbly, white head that falls to a thin collar and no lacing. The nose is soft, dominated by tart cherries, some sourness, hints of sweetness and a bit of barnt funk. On the palate, the tart cherries and a touch of sweet malt roll through first, but the beer transitions into crisp tart, sourness. There is a nice oaky character and an overall crispness. The body is medium with nice carbonation making it smooth, light and refreshing. Overall, this is a very tasty brew! Very smooth and a nice balance of residual sweetness and tart, dry sourness. A very strong example of the style!

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Photo of seldomseen
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of schnarr84
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of JonnyBeers
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of yancot
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is easily my favorite Flanders Red outside of Rodenbach and I could probably drink it more regularly! It's smooth, mildly tart, and all of its components are extremely well-integrated.

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Photo of Boozecamel
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Bird Of Prey from Driftwood Brewery
4.26 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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