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


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Driftwood’s first lager!

Brewed entirely with luscious barley grown and malted on the Saanich Peninsula by artisan Maltster Mike Doehnel, and so named in his honour.

This dry, snappy North German-style Pils was lagered for 6 weeks and hopped generously.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
[6714-20140830] Bottle. Light fruity plastic aroma. Slightly hazy, pale yellow white body with a medium-lasting foamy white body. Pasta straw flavour has an odd light yeast finish. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (2457) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a light clear gold with light head. Aromas of honey, citrus, and grass. And I also get Belgian yeast! Flavors of spicy/grassy hops, dried lemon, and bitter resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (8489) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle - Lots of lemon citrus. Cloudy yellow gold with a decent white head. Lemon, grass and a nice bitter finish. More like an IPL than a Pilsner and definitely more enjoyable than a pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8810) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
2014-08-30. Pale yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma of grassy hops and pale malt. Flavour is similar, grassy hops and light lemon over pale malt core. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Decent example of a style that is not one of my favorites. Bottle shared by wilco

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1608) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
Bomber. Clear paler yellow, fine white foam settles and mostly lasts. Aroma of lemon citrus and pils malt. Taste is bitter lemon, milder pils malt, dirty floral hops. Average carbonation, light bodied, moderately hopped. Dry floral soapy finish. Decent first effort... keep trying Driftwood! LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (894) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Clear light straw pour with white head. Aroma is fresh, light bread, lemon, herbs. Good flavour and decent malt backing with citrus and herbal hops. More malt and body than your average pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
Blond color, pale, hazy, with large bubbles, and small cheap head. The aroma is mild; there is something to talk about, but it’s too light: cereals, malt, hint of grass and lemon, also a metallic impression (7-). Dry mouthfeel, the malt is a bit husky and dusty, a bit bready, not very crispy; strong bitterness, but not enough hop quality. Long but uninteresting final.
I always want to try a Pilsner brewed by a trusted brewery, but this one doesn’t deliver. I will like to try the draught one if available.
Why does it cost 8$ for a bottle? Are we paying special R&D? one point removed because it’s too expensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (10077) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
650mL bottle, pours a clear yellow with a medium white head. Aroma brings out grassy hops, dry biscuity malt and some floral notes. Flavour is clean and crisp, with crisp grassiness and biscuity malt. Very dry, clean and crisp. Very nice pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarryBeast (611) - - JUN 27, 2014
650ml bottle. Gritty straw-colour with minimal foamy head. Toasted cereal, mild salty spice, grassy hops. Crisp and very dry with steady bitterness. Bare carbonation. Earthy and interesting with a nice hop kick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3606) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
Straw with small ,head.Dry,salty nose,light hop spiciness.Dry palate,apple notes.Light malt mid.Spicy hop bitterness in finish

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