Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Victoria, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
No commercial description

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
Clear copper body with a massive white crown, lacing is redickulas, and the cap will not dissipate. Aroma is wacky wack wack. Big hops, massive every thing, all citrus, leathery. Is this really an ESB it seems very IPAish to me. Massive citrus flavour, big bitter, leather, earth, flowers. The bitterness lingers forever, but it also has a big sweetness. Awsome beer but is this an ESB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5686) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of earthy bitter hops with light dry caramel malt notes. Taste is also a well-balanced mxi between some earthy hops with some citrus bitter notes with a solid dry caramel malt backbone. Body is above average for style with good carbonation. Very enjoyable beer with nice earthy hops mix but not sure it has much to do with actual Bitter anymore.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadie (1184) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
Couleur de cuivre avec un col moyenne blanc et épais. Un arôme épicée et aussi d’agrumes et houblon. Le goût et agrumes, miel, un peu d’épices doux, avec une finale légèrement amer. Très facile à boire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
downy_dav69 (60) - Ladysmith, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
650 ml. (6.5%) pours a beautiful copper/ brown with a sudsy and frothy 2 finger head. Aroma is full of citrus and hops. Taste is floral, citrus, hops, honey, with some evident spices. Palate is smooth with flashes of citrus and hops. Exceptional caramel malt backbone and a warm mouthfeel. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whids (60) - - JUL 17, 2013
Wonderful ESB. Beautiful copper colour with small tannish head. Medium bodied, citrusy hops and really nice spicy, peppery finish. Great balance throughout this beer, very well done Driftwood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
hahaha compiling my beers i had in various closets, this one pops up. thought i had reviewed it, as i was giving a bunch of them away. it’s a bit passed its prime, but seems to be relatively fine. nice burnt orange colour, with citric bitter, and caramel aroma. Prominent orange flavour, spices, a bit of vanilla. good bitterness to it normally, but yeah, it’s a bit weak at this point, compared to when it’s fresh. typically has a lasting bitter finish to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stantheman (855) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2014 From a large bottle. Lots of tan head, but it falls quickly. It’s a very promising amber color. Over the gums! It’s a bitter, resiny, citrus hop-bomb, folks. Yes, there’s some malt there in the background. An ESB that’s actually bitter. Very refreshing!

And Aug 28, 2014 on tap at The Tangent in Vancouver. Still a great ESB in the newer actually bitter style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2012
Single bottle purchased from a BC Liqour Store on 08/11/2012 in Invermere, BC. Colour: Light red and dark brown mix with low head. Nose: Delicious dark bread, hints of mild cocoa, caramel, herbal hops, and a bit of glue. Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, medium-light sour. Some decent caramel sweetness accompanies a spiced herbal bitterness that runs through the palate. I love a beer that has a peppery spice and this one is just that. It comes strong accompanied by smooth hops in the finish. Long lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1586) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
Beautiful, complex aroma of pine and hops...however the taste had a great balance of malt and hops with a lean towards a quiet bite in the lingering finish. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Very impressed with this brew not to mention the label is awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2012
650 ml bottle. 2012 vintage. Pours an orange amber with a light head. Sour malty aroma with hops and caramel, almost like a barley wine. Flavors of fresh dark fruit, orange peel, toasted malts, and little bit of brown sugar. Nice carbonation. Light bitter finish. Much better than the 2011.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50