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With its unique citrus character, smooth drinkability, and distinctive hop character, Drifter Pale Ale is truly an original. Brewed with generous amounts of Summit hops, a variety known for their intense citrus flavors and aromas, Drifter has a taste unique to the Pale Ale category. True to style, the bittering hops are perceptible enough to give the beer a crisp, clean, quenching finish, yet also soft enough to keep the beer smooth and balanced. 2006 GABF Silver Medal Winner


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 This beer, no this beer, is full-on copper and an off-white head that lasts. Very impressive out of the shoot. Summit hops undoubtedly dominate the aroma, which is just ourageous and delicious. The flavor is mild but keeps a hold with the hops. The finish is undeniable grapefruit from the wonderful yeast strain they have found to brew this. This beer doesnít suck. Even better, Widmer, A-B, and Brown guys bought mine. Rating does not reflect free beer, rather this beer is good on its own. This beer is the best tasting beer for the money and a good value overall.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
leorod1 (1) - , USA - JUN 7, 2010 does not count
This haas quickly become one of my personal favs. if theres such a thing as a sweet or "fruity" smelling beer this is it.great tasting just awesome overall!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Beautiful strong floral, hoppy aroma. Clear appearance and despite the strong aroma the hops really donít kick you in the head, perfect level of hops for a pale ale. Well worth a gargle if you havenít tried it yet!

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
RickRob925 (60) - Macclenny, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2010
This is the best beer i have ever had as of right now. It has a great sweet aroma, and a good dark look in a frost mug. Taste is full of grapefruit which is what makes it so great. I acually could not stop drinking this beer and ended up kinda under the influence afterwards.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (991) - Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Pours clear amber with fluffy white head. Smells hoppy and malty, like citrus and almost caramel. Tastes bitter from hops and well malted. Medium-bodied with a creamy texture and little mouth-carbonation, Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale finishes sweet and malty with slight bitter dryness at the very end.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale is a very clear, sparkling, amber ale with a soft, thin, off white head that leaves nice lacing. It has a fresh hop aroma, like pine trees, sweet caramel and a light toastiness. Itís pretty light bodied and very smooth with a clean, dry finish. It has a lightly bitter, grassy, floral flavor. It tastes very tea like; very herbal. Itís very refreshing. Itís clean, but not weak. Itís very drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scarecro (18) - USA - JAN 30, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2007 poured a rich red color with thin head. The piney citrus smell and taste make every drink of this beer supreme. Must try for anyone who can get ahold of it. Everything i wanted broken halo to be.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cantona7 (6) - federal way, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2007 does not count
drank out of a 12 oz glass bottle. nice deep aroma. refreshing and satisfying taste. Only the second beer I have tried from widmer bros. would buy again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
williamherbert (1328) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Clear honey-golden color. Icy wisp of lace. Decent pure white head. Smell is major sweet citrus and stone fruit hops; thick tangerine, blood orange, grapefruit. The malt is pale but not too prickly. Heavy tangerine hop flavor, with only a hint of other citrus. Rye malt flavor is roasted which adds dark balance. Smooth, silky feel; nearly perfect. This is a really impressive beer. Unexpectedly balanced and delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scytalie (2) - USA - SEP 18, 2009 does not count
This is a great beer, as a homebrewer I use summit hops alot, this beer captures all the best things about that hop with those tangerine like flavors on the back end. itís has a nice mirror pond like body with a bit more copper color and of course the ever present tangerine-like citrous notes on the back end. Everyone I can get to try this beer loves it. In my opinion itís Widmerís best beer right now.


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