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Driftwood Crooked Coast Altbier

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Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Altbier
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Crooked Coast is inspired by the original Alt-style beer of Dusseldorf; “Alt” is German for old and the style a vestige of the days before lager yeast was discovered, when ales were what German Brewers produced. A marriage of the aromas of both German noble hops and caramel Munich malt, this quintessential session beer is defined by its delicate malt-hop balance.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1528) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2016
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, cereal and citrus. Relatively light overall. Taste is light sweet malts, passion fruit, citrus, melon and lemongrass. A slightly earthy and tarty hopiness prevails and is well balanced without dominating. Appearance is a hazy amber with a laced pearl head retains quite well.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14080) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Tap at the Black Frog in Vancouver BC. Pours dark Amber with a creamy beige head. Malty aroma. Med body. Flavor is mildly spicy and malty. Make that moderately spicy. Good alt IMHO.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle at the xmas tasting. Pours clear orange amber, nose is caramel, toffee, sweaty, taste is similar, kind of horrible.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dfinney23 (2841) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Must be a bad bottle because this is not good. Aroma of caramel and dead cat. Less cat in the taste but that’s about best I can say for it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle at the 2nd Annual Garvie Christmas Tasting. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of toffee, light saline. Taste is sweet, herbal, loads of toffee. Sweet finish. Dull.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2016
bottle at home .. amber ... thick tab head ... soft sweet toffee fruit nose ... herbal hay fruit .. grassy toffee malt... herbal toffee fruit

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (4140) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
Clear Copper pour, with a medium off white head. Aroma is bready, some nice caramel, and a subtle herbiness. Nice mouthfeel, solid, and the carb is perfect. The finish is semi sweet, minimal bitterness with some soft grassy hops in the end with a nice nutty maltiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (846) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2016
650 ml bottle. Clouded dark amber pour, couple fingers of pillow head, decent retention and lacing. Aroma of biscuit, pear, earth/sulfur. Taste is mostly biscuits malt with a moderate mineral bitter finish. Good one for a hot summer day.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stoned99 (1237) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
650 ml bottle from Canada Craft club. Aroma: biscuit malt, caramel, peat, sulfure on a slightly fruity background. App: cloudy copper reddish, small off white head frothy head. Taste and palate: medium body, oily and sweet with subtle dry bitter finish. Overall: altbier, eh? Nope. A glass will be way enough. Felt off to me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2344) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle. Reddish copper in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of bready malts, caramel, and mild fruit. Flavors are of sweet bread dough, dried red berries, and a bit of herbal and citrus. Somewhat of a tree bark bitterness, with a slightly twangy mineral finish. Lots going on here. Pretty good for the style if Alts are your thing.


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