blomster (256) - Göteborg, - JUL 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear, light copper. Hoppy nose, orange, pine, some caramel. Lightly toasted malts with fruity and earthy hops. A bit thin mouthfeel, abrupt finish. A decent beer that I would not call a bitter/ESB
fiulijn (14533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014-09-04, bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Hazy bright amber color with medium head. Wonderful fresh Mosaic aroma, fruity, and some caramel. Light residual sweetness; the lean malt and caramel flavor is very good and doesn’t hide the qualities of the hop; resiny and fruity final, but also a bit woody/vegetable; in the bottle it has just a bit more ESB flavor, otherwise it’s a pure IPA.
2014-08-24, draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, 8-5-8-5-17=43
Amber color, clean, with compact head. Strong hop aroma, very fruity, with pineapple, mango and more. Sweetish caramel flavor, malt, then powerful hopping with plenty of resins and fruits, sweet oranges and some tropical fruits. Bold but balanced, clean and flawless.
On draught? Delicious.
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Premium Bitter/ESB title isn’t close to accurate, anyway... Bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Sweet, sugary, funky aroma with over ripe fruit... Medium body, medium carbonation. There’s candy, pine, lemon, orange, grapefruit, tangerine. Nice and juicy with a solid, slightly woody bitter finish. Tasty, but not what it says on the tin.
khays (53) - - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells fruity, almost topical, and malty. Pours clear brown with a light tan coloured head.
Tastes malty, lightly burnt, nutty, a little spicy. The body is medium, carbonation is in the low side, the finish is bitter.
A decent beer, if you looking for something bitter, strong by not too west coast. Nice to see the driftwood can make a great tasting IPA and an ESB.
slimspady (184) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy & sweet. Great mouthfeel. Smells like something and tastes like something else etc. Very good beer.
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
blankboy (6046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [650ml] shared with GregClow, mds, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a murky orange-amber with a small semi-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, sweet fruit and a good amount of earthy hops. Flavour of caramel malt, fruit and earthy hops. Moderate bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Not sure if it’s on style but regardless, it’s pretty good.
Lagerboy (1229) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Unclear orange copper, firm foamy off-white head slowly fades. Aroma of fresh pungent grassy herbal spicy hops, some evergreen. Taste is crisp and fresh moderate hoppy, herbal and spicy, some pine, with a sweet-ish malt base. Soft carbonation, lighter bodied. ESB overlapping into PNW IPA territory. Deliciously drinkable makes it deserve a new designation: MLF (More Lagerboy Friendly) meaning more friendly than not.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-10-10. Dark orange amber body small but nice foamy beige head. 3+ Aroma is mild but pleasant. muted malt and light hoppy overtones. Flavour is also mild, sweetish base malt with notes of caramel. Average plus to medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. Bottle via trade with Ferris.
bcraig824 (7) - Kamloops, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An ESB where the hops steal the show. A nice change. Driftwood is consistently putting out quality brews and putting Canada on the craft beer map.
Cirrhosis (1208) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.