“…Our crowns of tusk worn high, we then were countless. Time has passed. The year now in its winter, day its dusk, my fellows fallen all, I am the last.”
From Driftwood Brewery in Victoria BC is their Weizenbock, The Last Aurochs, coming in strong at 8% ABV this beer is quite the experience. Not to be drunk lightly that’s for sure. The colour is a beautiful, deep amber, and the aroma is malty and bold with a hint of sweetness. The first sip sent shivers down my spine and my taste buds sent a message to my brain saying “whooooooaaaa.. what did you just consume.. and can I have another sip.” It’s an intense beer I’m not gonna lie, but there’s an intrigue and an enjoyability about it as well. The first flavour that hits you is molasses, it’s like dark and rich and sweet, but definitely tastes like molasses. I felt like this was a good choice to test out considering the changing of the seasons into Fall, something dark and spicy to warm up the insides. Considering how strong it is however, I think this is one to share with others when you’re up for a sharing adventure.
On an inquisitive note:
What are Aurochs?: Aurochs is an extinct species of large, wild cattle that inhabited Europe. It is the ancestor of domestic cattle. (Absolutely love the illustration of the Aurochs on the bottle, Driftwood Brewery has some incredibly talented illustrators).
What is a Weizenbock?: A German style wheat beer. Includes bolder and more complex malt characters of dark fruits and perhaps some spiciness.
Huh, I’ve officially experienced and learned something new