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


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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robinvboyer (4740) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
Clear Copper pour, with a medium off white head. Aroma is bready, some nice caramel, and a subtle herbiness. Nice mouthfeel, solid, and the carb is perfect. The finish is semi sweet, minimal bitterness with some soft grassy hops in the end with a nice nutty maltiness.

RhetoricalAns (939) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2016
650 ml bottle. Clouded dark amber pour, couple fingers of pillow head, decent retention and lacing. Aroma of biscuit, pear, earth/sulfur. Taste is mostly biscuits malt with a moderate mineral bitter finish. Good one for a hot summer day.

Stoned99 (1650) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
650 ml bottle from Canada Craft club. Aroma: biscuit malt, caramel, peat, sulfure on a slightly fruity background. App: cloudy copper reddish, small off white head frothy head. Taste and palate: medium body, oily and sweet with subtle dry bitter finish. Overall: altbier, eh? Nope. A glass will be way enough. Felt off to me.

piscator34 (2622) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle. Reddish copper in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of bready malts, caramel, and mild fruit. Flavors are of sweet bread dough, dried red berries, and a bit of herbal and citrus. Somewhat of a tree bark bitterness, with a slightly twangy mineral finish. Lots going on here. Pretty good for the style if Alts are your thing.

Boutip (6486) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle: Poured a clear light copper color Alt with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt with light cereal notes is quite enticing. Taste is also a mix of dry caramel malt notes with some clean cereal notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Not bad for the style but missing some of the yeast signature associated to the style.

electrotype (657) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
Bière cuivrée, aux arômes difficillement identifiables et peu agréables. Le mieux que j’arrive à trouver comme définition c’est "caramel rouilli"! Le corps est bien, mais les notes désagréables se poursuivent en bouche. Vraiment pas pour moi.

ljthiessen (1397) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle. Slightly cloudy deep amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is light caramel with some floral and grainy notes. Taste is pretty light but balanced, like a Kolsch or helles lager, a bit of sweetness with some floral and slight fruit notes, touch of bitterness to balance. Good for the style, but nothing that remarkable.

mabuzzer (899) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
650ml bottle. Nutty brown colour, slightly hazy with a thick white head. Caramel,grassy aroma. Caramel dominates the flavour too, but with a hoppy bite on the finish

Beersiveknown (5301) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 16, 2015
bottle at home from alesela
bright chestnut brown, medium bodied, fruity red apple, slight herbal bitterness, a little sweet. Nothing spectacular.

UXO (1896) - CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
Appearance: clear pale to medium amber with two fingers of rocky tan head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Aroma: caramel, bready malt, grass, earth. (7/10) Taste: medium-light sweet, medium bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, short duration finish. (4/5) Not malt-forward on the nose as such, but certainly malt-emphatic. The maltiness and the hops play off each other well, with neither clearly dominating the profile. However, the taste has much less sweetness than the nose would suggest, and the overall feel is surprisingly dry. Very well done, if ultimately somewhat light for my tastes. (16/20)

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