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


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5675) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Well done altbier. Nice and wooden bitter at finish. Malty tang in aroma. Pours orange clear without much head or lacing. Average carbonation. Sampled at Garrick’s head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8489) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle - Grains, some hops and sweet malt. Clear amber with a bubbly full off white head. Grains and some light brown sugar sweetness, a quick hit of bitterness and finishes on the grains again. Creamy taste but light on the tongue. My first Alt, but I will definitely seek out more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RD400F (219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 Appearance: Bottle to tulip. Transparent burnt amber with a fluffy white head that tries your patience.

Aroma: Very nice...caramel, butterscotch, citrus and spices. The citrusy hops shine through a toffee biscuit malt.

Taste: Mirrors the aroma with a hop punch.

Palate: Mouthfeel is medium-thin. CO2 Medium, balance leans toward bitter.

Overall: Quite OK, but this tastes like an IPA to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (1069) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
Couleur ambrée avec une petite mousse. Nez d’houblon et malt. Le goüt et de malt légèrement sucré avec une profile forte d’houblon dans la finale. Presque comme une IPA mais plus maltée.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (894) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
Amber pour. Flavour is soft malts with a decent hop kick. Carbonation was a bit biting, but otherwise enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bcBelgianbrew (106) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2013
A bit too sweet for my taste. Wonderfully delicate malt balanced with bitter hops. Fully diminishing head. Worth a try. Tried it with several other samples. Maybe needs to be enjoyed on its own rather than next to some others less sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2421) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a nice amber. Nice dark fruit and bubblegum aromas. Nice sweet fruity flavours and a balanced bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle out on my back deck. From my Minneapolis Town Hall glass. Poursclear tawny/orange; thick cream-coloured head, really nice lacing. Nose is minerally, with graphite, caramel, and something I can’t pin down: I want to say smoke, or cream, or malt, but none of those are quite right. It’s more of a yeast character, I think. Flavours of cream, caramel, smoke, mineral, light fruit. Really delicate, malty, and pleasant. Need to drink more Alt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
Deep amber pour with a tight white head. Very toasty, slightly sweet aroma with a bit of toffeeish character. A little bit of sweetness on the finish. Yeast has a bit of light fruitiness. Lightly sweet with a kiss of lingering sugary character. Warming bring up more fruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
Single bottle purchased from a BC Liqour Store in Revelstoke, BC on 09/05/2010. Colour: Light red with medium-low lacing. Quite clear. Nose: Lightly baked malt makes up the base, additionally some forest like hops (post a fresh rainfall) play a very nice second fiddle. Taste: Medium-light sweet, medium-light bitter, light sour. Suttle caramel is foward. Some hidden fruits...like over-ripe red delicious apple and nectarine. Medium malt and light cocoa late. Lightly bittered finish. Quite enjoyable.

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