Driftwood Brewery – 2016 Venatrix Framboise

Driftwood Brewery Venatrix Framboise Review


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3.7 out of 5


  • Brewery: Driftwood Brewery
  • Beer Style: Framboise, Sour Ale
  • Pros:

    Raspberry tones come out in spades

  • Cons:

    Quite yeasty with sweetness. Also lacking the depth of barrel aged comparable beers

  • Conclusion:

    A yeasty, raspberry forward beer with a balance of sweet and sour.

Driftwood Brewery Venatrix Framboise ReviewDriftwood Brewery – 2016 Venatrix Framboise Review

Driftwood has upped their sour game with a Framboise, raspberry sour ale called the Venatrix. This Belgian-Style brew pours from the bomber bottle a colour of amber red and has one finger of head which quickly settles without a trace. The aroma is tart with a yeasty-raspberry character that is pungent and distinct. Compared to many Framboise this beer is more raspberry-forward than is typical. Tasting the beer it too has a pungency to it from the Brett, Lacto and Pediococcus yeast that was used in conjunction with Raspberries. There is a slight residual sweetness that melds the sour tones together and adds balance. The Yeast notes linger long behind though and give an earthy, barnyard funk to the ordeal.

Alcohol – 7.0%
Size – 650ml


Driftwood Brewery Venatrix Framboise Review

Driftwood Brewery Venatrix Framboise Review

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  1. colin draper
    colin draper 7 February, 2017, 12:09

    Overpriced for what it is. Would not purchase again.

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