Driftwood Brewery – 2017 Belle Royal Kriek

Driftwood Brewery – 2017 Belle Royal Kriek

Rating

3.7 out of 5
Appearance
3.5 out of 5
Aroma
3.8 out of 5
Taste
3.9 out of 5
Palate

Total

3.7
3.7 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Sour Ale
  • Brand: Driftwood Brewery
  • Pros:

    a massively flavoured, rich Belgian Kriek

  • Cons:

    Very intense and strong in every way

  • Conclusion:

    A strong and big flavoured Belgian Kriek with dried cherry and oak character

Driftwood Brewery - 2017 Belle Royal Sour Kriek Driftwood Brewery – 2017 Belle Royal Kriek Review

The 2017 version of the Belle Royal sees a label update to go with this renowned liquid. Driftwood has aligned the look with their updated branding and with it comes a slight shift in the flavour. The beer pours dark and cherry-like in colour with a finger or so of head which settles quickly. The aroma is tart with an astringent and yeasty sour character. The cherry gives a mild sweetness and fruit character behind the sour mask. Tasting the beer it too is quite sour but has more balance than the nose forecast. A big body, wood character and dried cherry character gives depth and a light sweetness to the beer. This is a big beer that is very intense and strong. It will excite the beer geek but may turn off those new to sour beers. Brace yourself, you’re in for a ride.

Alcohol – 8.0%
Size – 650ml
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Driftwood Brewery - 2017 Belle Royal Sour Kriek Driftwood Brewery - 2017 Belle Royal Sour Kriek

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