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

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2980) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
Thanks to rejean for this. Pours ruby brown with a frothy white foam. Aroma is caramel and earthy hops. Taste is rich caramel, earthy malt and a nice hop bitterness in the finish. Not exactly a Frankenheim but still very tasty. Very much "inspired by" rather than to style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
Pours a clear copper with a nice frothy white head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma of bready malts, caramel, sweet brown sugar and some floral hops. Taste is bready malts, biscuit, grass, earthy hops and a nice bitterness on the finish. Well balanced altbier that has a clean and crisp finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13066) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Draft. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex toasted balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate toasted complex flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of average duration. Good drinkable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (6839) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (10744) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RD400F (226) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (1183) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
Amber pour. Flavour is soft malts with a decent hop kick. Carbonation was a bit biting, but otherwise enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bcBelgianbrew (115) - , 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2576) - 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.


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