Druif

Oregon
United States
Druif by pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Riesling grapes from Brooks Estate Vineyard mixed with our Lambic-inspired base imbue pFriem’s Druif with inviting aromas of fresh bread and berries. Its notes of delicate rose petals, pear and green apple, and its dry, sparkly finish may think its fine wine, but it’s beer we promise.

Profile

ABV: 
7.3%
IBUs: 
6
Served at: 
45 - 50°
Hops: 
Aged Czech Saaz
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer was judged as a Fruit Lambic (23F). The typical “barnyard” aromas of horse blanket and earthiness are present, though the grape is not really noticeable in the nose. Some wheat grain, slightly bready, and a light acidic aroma are also present. The color is light straw with a pale haze and a steady rise of carbonation. There is no head present. The grape flavor is subtle and offsets the sharpness of the acidity and sourness to a degree. Sourness is still the dominate characteristic, suggesting a degree of age that has developed the sour expression of the yeasts and other bugs from the fermentation process, perhaps at the expense of fruit expression. The finish is tart. The mouthfeel is medium, and the acidity provides plenty of tang on the palate through and beyond the finish. The carbonation is fairly low. As a fruit lambic, the fruit expression is quite subdued. The sourness and overall complexity of the yeast blend is good with expression of various wild type yeasts in both flavor and aroma, and this is accomplished without being extremely acidic or overly sour. This balance of flavors and complexity makes for an enjoyable Fruit Lambic if not an exceptional one.

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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