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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stantheman (816) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2014 On tap at The Alibi Room in Gastown. Nice head, and a very appealing dark amber color. Taste is citrus hoppy, with a bit of malt noticed at the end. A nice summer beer.

And Oct 11, 2014 at Judge Begbie’s Tavern in New Westminster. Same dark amber colour, beige head. No nose to speak of. Maltier than I remember on previous tasting. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2451) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
On tap. Pours amber with nice persistent head. Aromas of fruit, citrus, and a bit of bubblegum. Flavors of malt and ripe stoned fruit with piney notes and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4962) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some good lacing rings on the side of the glass. Aroma is caramel, nuts with some earthy and citrusy hops. Taste is nicely balanced between the caramel and nutty malt sweetness and the earthy and citrusy hop bitterness. Medium body and carbonation providing a nice feeling on the palate. A very nice and tasty amber ale that is highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LarryBeast (611) - - JUN 11, 2012
Big roast aroma accented by green hops. Long-lasting white foamy head and consistent lacing follows this crimson brew down to the final drop. Medium-bodied, full-flavoured, lots of strong, tasty toasted malt with a long, satisfyingly crisp and bitter finish. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WheatKing (1323) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - JUN 10, 2012
Pours a beautiful ruby red. Head lasts, a good sign of a good brewer. I don’t know if it’s absolutely to style but it does taste like an ale version of the German lagers, so I guess that’s the Hallertau and German malts. I don’t care if it’s to style really. If it’s not then it’s a hybrid. Or its own substyle. This is an exquisite beer and I’ve think they’ve perfected that ale profile, which call me crazy but is mushroom shaped. Is Driftwood the best brewer west of the Ottawa River?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
segir52 (1) - - APR 13, 2012 does not count
A real summer beer! A nice crisp and citrus aroma that makes you think of a fresh beer. We have a very copper colour with a head that last when it is well served. The sparkling could be somewhat higher giving more life to the appearance, however, at serving temperature, the effect of the CO2 on the taste is well balanced. The taste is very harmonious and refreshing. There is a good mix of sweetness, bitterness and it is a bit salty at the end. Despite the colour, this is a light and thin beer that is highly refreshing. This is the kind of beer that respect the style and that I would hardly get tired of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1605) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
Clear bright copper, big rocky off white head leaves definitive stepped lacing. Grassy floral hop aroma. Well hopped taste with a slight malt background emerging as it warms. Floral and fizzy. Unbalanced. Finishes dry and bitter. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2216) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bomber from AkRiverside. Pours golden amber with off-white head. Aromas of toasted malt, caramel, and some spice. Flavors of some earthy spices, toast, and some caramel. Nice full body. Decent for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2012
(Bottle) Pours copper amber with an off-white head. The aroma holds toffee and nuts up front. Undertones of light burned caramel, floral hop and light fruits/pears. The flavour is light sweet and noble bitter. Tones of nuts, toffee, flowers, wood and earth. The mouthfeel is clean and light soft with a light to medium carbonation. The finish holds a spicy, light to medium bitterness. Light bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamflower (702) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
It tasted bitter to me, but it was a pleasant bitterness, with a nice sweet aftertaste. I love the beautiful colour.

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