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


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RATINGS: 55   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamflower (696) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2815) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
Red in colour with white head. Some nice hops flavour coming through here, in addition to the typical altbier malty sweet flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2012
Aroma has strong tetanger hops spiciness and sweet malts. 1st sip is floral with nice carbonation. Aftertaste is slightly fruity and a bit astringent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle... Poured reddish with a beige head. Earthy, balanced and mild hop spices. Low bitterness with a clean finish. Citrus fruits, sweet malted grains, and candied sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Toasted bread on the nose with a hint of caramel earth pepper and fruit. Hazy amber pour with a thin head and minimal lace. Toasted brown bread light fruity notes touch caramel pepper earth light to medium bitterness. Mild and pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6749) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2011
22. Pours a clear rubied medium amber with a big sudsy light tan head and plenty of webby lace. Very mild caramel and toast nose. Creamy light body; decent carb presence but very light on the tongue. A bit of tea on the mid palate, but not much, to go with the toast and caramel. Soft finish. Very easy drinker. Alt? Ale? Guess it doesn’t really matter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9692) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
So-so Driftwood bottle. Perhaps too mellow for me. Cloudy amber colour with lots of white lace. Carbonation right there. Sourish and citrus. OK mouthfeel, passable drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle. Golden amber with moderate foam. Quiet nose. A nice amber. Good body. Malty, grainy, lots of cereal and bread flavour with a light balancing hop note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
yogibeerra (30) - KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
a nice bitter malt flavour, with sufficient hops...very refreshing with a surprisingly mellow finish...Pilsner drinkers may like this one if they’re looking for something a little more full-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1891) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - FEB 15, 2011
Has a decent amber-gold body with a good layer of head on top. Okay sharp hoppy aroma like the Belgians do. Flavour is a bitter malt with plenty of hops and a dry finish; no sweetness at all, which I find a little odd but not entirely bad. Not too complex, however; and I’d prefer just a touch of sweetness to keep the tastebuds fully satisfied.

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