Druif - 2018 Vintage

Druif - 2018 Vintage, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 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 - 50º
Hops: 
Aged Czech Saaz
Malts: 
Gambrinus Canadian Pilsner, Weyermann Wheat, Rahr Raw White Wheat
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Druif - 2018 Vintage by pFriem Family Brewers is being evaluated as BJCP style 33B (Specialty Wood Aged Beer) with underlying style of Belgian Blond (25A), aged in a Riesling barrel. Pours a hazy gold with a small head of tiny white bubbles that fades quickly. Initial aroma is moderate apricot and slight grainy malt, with a hint of floral hops. The flavor brings out the apricot notes more as well as a wine-like perfumy/floral character from the Riesling. Hops are a light floral, and hop bittering is relatively low, allowing the malt and yeast characters to shine. The finish is wine-like and smooth with hints of lime juice.  Moderately high carbonation (but with poor head retention) and medium body. There is a bit of a Belgian character, mostly coming across as dry hay and a hint of black pepper. There's also a bit of acidity that adds to the complexity of the beer. Because of the apricot notes and the wine grape character, this beer would pair nicely with pork chops and baked apples.

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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