Written By Treve Ring Beer & Cider / Libations May 10, 2010 Driftwood Brewery Belle Royale SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest$5-7 for 650ml bottle (9% abv) www.driftwoodbeer.comWell, we’ve reached the half way mark of the first ever Vancouver Craft Beer Week. Numerous dinners, tastings and events are taking place throughout the city. And Victoria’s newest brewery, Driftwood, is proving to be the buzzy, boozy, Belle of the Ball. Especially their new Belle Royale.This limited edition strong Belgian cherry ale was created with nearly 900 pounds of Morello sour cherries (that’s ¼ pound per bottle, thank you math wizards). Salmon orange in hue, with mild cherry aromas and flavours of spicy hops, crisp tart citrus and a lingering bitter cherry finish. Surprisingly, not overtly cherry – more waftish, with nice fresh acid. Would make a wow moment with cherry glazed pork tenderloin or enjoy with a dark chocolate dessert – Black Forest cake please.Bonus points for stunning label. Ooh la la!Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) Beer & CiderWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events March 2, 2020 Victoria Beer Week March 6 – 14 Victoria Beer Week returns March 6-14 with 19 different events held in venues around Victoria. This 7th annual festival of craft beer offers ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Food Events / Places / Victoria November 17, 2019 Canoe Brewpub’s Eighth Annual Winterbrau Festival 2019 Beer brewers from across the island and the lower mainland gathered in the lofty wooden halls of Canoe Brewpub over November 9 and 10 for the eighth ... Read More Beer & Cider / Beer Dinners / Events / Food Events / Wineries & Breweries August 30, 2019 A Categorically Great Meal Saanich Brewery Category 12’s ‘Brewmaster’s Dinner’ Marries Wildcraft With Craft-Beer It was somewhere at the beginning of the ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / First Look / Places / Press Release / Wineries & Breweries July 25, 2019 There’s a New Buoy in Town Whistle Buoy Brewing Company, a locally owned craft brewery and taproom, is now open in Historic Market Square, Victoria. Whistle Buoy Brewing ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Events / Press Release July 24, 2019 Great Canadian Beer Festival The line-up is set and the tickets are on sale. The Great Canadian Beer Festival will return to Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, BC, on Friday, ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Comments are closed.