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Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Victoria, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Generous malt body thanks to the use of the classic Scottish base malt, Golden Promise. This supports big flavours of guava, mango and citrus to deliver a juicy hop-malt balance that is deceptively easy to drink. A Pacific Northwest jam on a UK classic.

Malts: Golden Promise, Crystal, Cara120
Hops: Amarillo, Columbus, Mosaic

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2585) - - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared. Surprisingly tasty stuff, lots of peach and apricot, decent malty backbone, pretty cool for an ESB, definitely one of the best I’ve had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2814) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle shared. Thanks Tim! Pours a copper color with a finger of foam that lingers. Huge tropical fruit bouquet dominates the nose. Super juicy with a very new world nose. Good carbonation with cherry and citrus tang on the palate. Quite a bitter finish that lingers. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1316) - ESTONIA - SEP 3, 2016
Pours beautifully amber, nice foamy look. Aroma full of tropical fruits, some aromatic hops, fragrant. Tastes light, malt sweetness balanced with hops, easygoing and clean. Very modern interpretation of ESB. Lingering hop bitterness ensues.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5235) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2016
Deep amber color. Lots of apricots, peaches and earthy notes. The hops are very bright for the style. Well balanced, very earthy, with good malt backbone. Modest bitter finish. Excellent new world example of the style. Well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3739) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2016
On holiday in Canada 650ml bottle amber coloured body with a white head and a spicy yeast citrus hop aroma a spicy citrus fruity herby sweet dry bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1504) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2016
Thanks to Matt for this brew! Liquide ambré à moitié filtré présentant une mousse bien fournie aux allures fières et nobles. Vapeurs fort agréables de houblons du Nouveau Monde sur base maltée typiquement anglaise. Les houblons sont très intenses pour le style.Quantité importante de fruits tels le pamplemousse et le citron. Le malt sert d’assis confortable et fiable à ce cocktail de fruits qui n’a cependant rien d’une Pale Ale. Bonne quantité de malts caramels et de sucres céréaliers qui balancent à merveille la légèreté des houblons. Cocktail d’une grande fraîcheur en bouche où les houblons apportent à la fois une importante amertume et un profil aromatique des plus agréables. Encore une belle présence de grains germés et entiers dans cette bière d’une grande buvabilité. Longueur très appréciable de l’arrière-goût sans jamais tomber dans l’amertume excessive ni dans le sucre résiduel écoeurant. Une bière absolument irréprochable dans son style que je pourrais facilement boire sur une base régulière.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3352) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
650ml brown bottle. Lightly hazy and deep golden in the glass. White foam on top that settles into a thin consistent layer and eaves a lot of patchy lacework in the glass. The aroma has bitter citrus, tropical fruit, and resins, much hoppier and brighter than I was expecting for this style. Tastes very similar to the aroma, pine, orange peel, resin and tropical fruit. The malts seem a little hard to find for me, definitely a hop forward take to the style. Medium length aftertaste pine and oily orange peel. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hungover (102) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2016
Copper color and delicious. Resin with tropical notes. Very well balanced with a beautiful finish. Top notch.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DomD (278) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle into glass. An amazing aroma of citrusy hops that seems nicer on the nose than many other hoppy beers out there. Pours a clear reddish copper with white head. Taste is medium to heavy bitter. Full bodied with a creamy texture and bitter finish. An awesome hoppy bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (1010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s. Pours a clear pale copper with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, sweet, with tropical fruits notes. Taste is sweet, caramel, resin, tropical fruits bitterness. Sweet, tropical fruit bitterness aftertaste. Very good. Though not a ESB at all, but who cares? :-)


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