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

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
smells of pungent thick hopps fuckin killer smell pours dark amber with an off white sexy fresh smelling head the taste is undeniably just like an ipa but with a little something extra amazing beer try it if you can must try

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whids (48) - - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2010
Woody, earthy and floral spiciness to the hops in the nose with a pleasantly sweet caramel malt base. Mild citrus character also emerges as it warms. Hazy darkened copper coloured body is topped by a generous off white head that recedes to a lasting cover with very nice lacing. Caramel malts are sweet up front and are then joined by a fairly pronounced bitterness with toasted malts coming out in the aftertaste. Plenty of floral and earthy notes and some honey character round things out. Medium body with moderate to strong carbonation that is pleasantly prickly on the tongue. Really enjoyed this one a lot! Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in Mar-10.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lady_Bastet (113) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2010
Bottle purchased at Darby’s on 16th and MacDonald in Vancouver. 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 and looking forward to trying more of Driftwood’s beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
In short: An American style hop bomb IPA with an English twist. Excellent session beer.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed very fresh a few days after receiving it from presario. Thanks a lot Trevor.
The look: Slightly cloudy dark golden body topped by a medium off-white head with medium retention
In long: Nose is very aromatic with a ton of juicy leafy hops, pine tree notes. Taste has a fair amount of toasted sweet cereals, half honey, half caramel. A few dried fruits. A lot of fruity hops, grassy hops, leafy hops, piney hops. Finish is medium bitter, medium dry. Carbonation is a lot of very small bubbles. For anybody who was ever served a real ESB in England this is not much of an ESB. More like an American IPA with an enlgish hops twist. Whatever it is I thought it was excellent, tasty and very sessionnable. One of the very best Canadian west-cost beer I’ve had. Wow, I rarely praise western Canadian beer but this is awesome. Great sessions beers, one of the leading cause of the “I love you man” phrases being spoken in modern society.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
Golden-amber. Bright woodsy hop aroma with earthy, caramelly malt. Bright, woody, earthy palate with a hint of citrus. Complex, nice yeastiness. Has new world character with an old world sense of balance. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4606) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
Flowery woody nose. Reddy colour with a light head. Nice malt forward balance. Dry hoppy taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
Poured a hazy dark orange body beneath a large ivory, rocky head. Aroma was quite hoppy with malt undertones. Flavour could’ve been mistaken for an IPA, for again there was a generous hop presence underpinned with caramel. Mouth began on the thin side, but as things progressed, it became more robust. Nice embossed bottle, too.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6632) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle, brought back and shared by Parksy. Dark orange amber, lacy orange tinted head. Initial aroma is orange rind and pine, then after a bit of time to breathe, some caramel, and a pungent earthiness emerge. Flavour has a nice toasty malt base with equal elements of fruity and earthy hops. A bit of a hash oil thing in here, which I love. Finish is juicy and bitter. Carbonation is medium, perfect for the lighter body this beer possesses. An absolutely awesome ESB!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2311) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
Thanks to manuchampions for this. Pours a deep amber with a nice frothy head and great lacing. Aroma is a malty hop backbone with a hint of apple. Taste is a great slow boil of hop bitterness with maltiness that is somewhat sweet and slight caramel. Just a pleasure of a beer.


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