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Driftwood Crooked Coast Altbier

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%
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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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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