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

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Crooked Coast is inspired by the original Alt-style beer of Dusseldorf; “Alt” is German for old and the style a vestige of the days before lager yeast was discovered, when ales were what German Brewers produced. A marriage of the aromas of both German noble hops and caramel Munich malt, this quintessential session beer is defined by its delicate malt-hop balance.

Malts: Pilsner, Dark Wheat, CaraMunich
Hops: Tettnanger

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Sammy (12740) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
So-so Driftwood bottle. Perhaps too mellow for me. Cloudy amber colour with lots of white lace. Carbonation right there. Sourish and citrus. OK mouthfeel, passable drinkability.

3.5
presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle. Golden amber with moderate foam. Quiet nose. A nice amber. Good body. Malty, grainy, lots of cereal and bread flavour with a light balancing hop note.

3.2
yogibeerra (30) - KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
a nice bitter malt flavour, with sufficient hops...very refreshing with a surprisingly mellow finish...Pilsner drinkers may like this one if they’re looking for something a little more full-bodied.

3
DeanF (2527) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2011
Has a decent amber-gold body with a good layer of head on top. Okay sharp hoppy aroma like the Belgians do. Flavour is a bitter malt with plenty of hops and a dry finish; no sweetness at all, which I find a little odd but not entirely bad. Not too complex, however; and I’d prefer just a touch of sweetness to keep the tastebuds fully satisfied.

3.4
JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2011
Deep amber pour with a tight white head. Very toasty, slightly sweet aroma with a bit of toffeeish character. A little bit of sweetness on the finish. Yeast has a bit of light fruitiness. Lightly sweet with a kiss of lingering sugary character. Warming bring up more fruit - okay.

3.7
Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2010
Golden-amber with a thin head. Somewhat flowery with earthy, caramelly character. Smooth malty character, light caramel and toast with some floral notes. Not altbier at all, no matter what they say.

3.3
mcberko (18949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2010
Pours an amber-orange. Aroma of floral notes, caramel malt and pine. Taste is floral and sweet malt. Quite nice.

3.5
DuffMan (10664) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
Big bottle, thanks to Parksy! Pours an amber orange, slightly hazy, with a golden cap that leaves some early lacing. Initially the aroma is a little beguiling: some strawberry fruit with floral accents and some resinous notes. As it breathes a little, it evolves into perfumey citrus and sweet toffee. Lighter on the palate, with flavours of toasty malt and nice aromatic hops (orange blossom, tangerine) with a moderately bitter finish. A terrific session ale.

3.4
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2010
Bottle. Tan & clear with big creamy head that subsides to 1/2 a finger. Aroma is of faint hops. Taste is very clean and well-balanced. Hops taste is very subtle and delicate. Malt has a hint of sweetness. This beer tastes a lot lighter than it looks. Not especially bubbly. So easy to drink, it is a natural session ale.

3
jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle. Fruity malt aroma. Dark cloudy amber, lacing head. Light dry roast, fruity base, a hint citric hops. Medium to light body, mellow mouthfeel Lacks a little bit oomph to be a alt, most German ones I had had a herbal or heatherlike quality to them and a bit more body. but not bad at all.


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