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Belle Royale - Sour Cherry Wild Ale | Driftwood Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.21/5
Exceptional
70 Ratings
Belle Royale - Sour Cherry Wild AleBelle Royale - Sour Cherry Wild Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Rutager on 03-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
70
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmithyAlan
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yasky
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tmappin
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Coronaeus
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Murky deep reddish brown that contrasts starkly with the bright cherry aroma. Nice funky yeast and moderate tartness. Welcome, mild carbonation. Cherry is one of my favourite additions to a wild ale, and this is a fine example of a cherry wild. The oak is barely noticeable. 2014 edition

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Photo of AMZB
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks like thick fruit juice, but don't let appearances deceive you. Very complex with great funky yeast flavours. Just tart enough to balance the strong cherry flavours without being mouth puckering. I normally dislike fruity beers, but this is fabulous.

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Photo of spycow
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cpetrone84
2.94/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 (doesn't 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.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pink-tan froth over magenta body, creamy froth sticks around. 4
Mulled wine spice to the nose with lemony funk hits. 4
Big nutmeg and spiced cherry tart note, a hint of barnyard, a thread of vanilla, and some grass to end. 4.5
Humming clovey finish and tart refreshing linger.
Med-lt, fizzy, round, creamy. 4

Stunning spice cake thing. Not sure where the nutmeg is coming from, but it works a treat. Not too funky or sour. Hide the 8%. Almondy hint, too; just great integration of spice.

-- Best of Driftwood and a lot of fun. 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Whatup14
3.7/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of scameron
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of mtomlins
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a MoB teku glass
2014 Vintage, just a few months of age on this.
Thanks to kcherney for the bottle!

Pours a cloudy mahogany, reddish-brown color with a fizzy yet somewhat persistent russet head with some ephemeral lacing. Beautiful, full nose with loads of tart cherries, ‘wild’ sourness, and abit of sweet toasted malt. On the palate, it starts off sweet with toasted malt and cherries but sours quickly drying out with some acidity, and a touch of funkiness. The finish is long and dry with sour cherries and a touch of over-ripe plumminess. Medium body and lots of carbonation keeping it light and drinkable. The nose is wonderful and the finish is delicious.

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4.12/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of KalanM
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of BeerWorld
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of beerloverofbham
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of kwjd
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ThirstyDutchman
5/5  rDev +18.8%

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Belle Royale - Sour Cherry Wild Ale from Driftwood Brewery
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 70 ratings
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