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


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Draught at Tap & Barrel, Coal Harbour, Vancouver
Hazy amber color; huge head, difficult to pour. Light malt aroma with very light esters. Smooth mouthfeel; malt and caramel flavor, dry and sandy/dusty; average bitterness.
More Amber Ale than Altbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2010
Golden-amber with a thin head. Somewhat flowery with earthy, caramelly character. Smooth malty character, light caramel and toast with some floral notes. Not altbier at all, no matter what they say.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12413) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (10571) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2010
Pours an amber-orange. Aroma of floral notes, caramel malt and pine. Taste is floral and sweet malt. Quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9990) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2011
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 - okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8956) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
Big bottle, thanks to Parksy! Pours an amber orange, slightly hazy, with a golden cap that leaves some early lacing. Initially the aroma is a little beguiling: some strawberry fruit with floral accents and some resinous notes. As it breathes a little, it evolves into perfumey citrus and sweet toffee. Lighter on the palate, with flavours of toasty malt and nice aromatic hops (orange blossom, tangerine) with a moderately bitter finish. A terrific session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6925) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
2013-05-04 - bottle via my niece, enjoyed in Port Colborne with my family to toast my father’s memory - we had just held his memorial service earlier in the afternoon. It was a lovely day. Alt bier. Hazy and bubbly cloudy burnt copper with an average tan creamy/foamy head. Grainy for sure, a little light fruit, some light acidity (hops?), some alcohol presence - a little phenolic, and weirdly I got maple sweetness. After the sweet and grainy aroma, I was astounded at how pervasively and aggressively bitter the taste was surprisingly bitter; bone dry, no sweetness at all (go thirsty drinking it!), taste reminds me of drought grass - the bitterness of despair, almost scorched by the sun .. not much alcohol, mostly just bitter, some strong alphas from the hop varieties. Solid, chewy mouthfeel, long, long grassy finish and an odd peppercorn heat in the aftertaste. Really interesting beer, glad I had someone to share the bomber with me! Thanks, Jen, for lugging this from BC.

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