Dirftwood Brewing Co. – Bird Of Prey Flanders Red (2014)

Driftwood Flanders Red Review


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4 out of 5


  • Brewery: Driftwood Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Flanders Red, Sour Ale
  • Pros:

    Great sour flavour without going too far

  • Cons:

    Still a big sour which is not for everyone.

  • Conclusion:

    Big and flavourful Flanders Red

Driftwood Flanders Red ReviewDirftwood Brewing Co. – Bird Of Prey Flanders Red (2014) Review

Driftwood Brewing Company has been leading the charge on sour-styled beers in recent years and become quite well known for the new-to-BC styles. The Bird of Prey is a Flanders Red Style Sour Ale which pours an amber colour topped with a single finger of quickly settling head. After the head settles the glass’ sides are left bare above a beer that smells of sour cherries, grapes and a touch of oak. The aroma is sharp as a sour should be but does not engulf the senses like some more potent varieties can. The flavour starts off light and bubbly with building cherry tones and a nice, sour mouth-feel. This initial lightness builds into the wine-barrel aged beer that it is with notes of deeper cherry and oak coming in as the sour tones build simultaneously. The finish is surprisingly dry with a lingering oaked sour tone that draws out slightly longer than expected. The Bird of Prey may be a Sour but it is not over-the-top. If you are interested in sours but not convinced yet this could be a great bottle to share with a friend. If you on the other hand are a fan of big sour beers this may not be off the deep-end but it is a fantastic example of a Flanders Red and you will enjoy it!

Alcohol – 7.5%
Size – 650ml
Price – $9.40 (Craft Retailer)

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  1. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 23 March, 2014, 08:08

    I have a feeling this will age into an amazing sour but so far it was my least favorite of all of their Sours. My Fingers are crossed and I have lots of bottles to find out.

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