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


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blomster (289) - Göteborg, - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear, light copper. Hoppy nose, orange, pine, some caramel. Lightly toasted malts with fruity and earthy hops. A bit thin mouthfeel, abrupt finish. A decent beer that I would not call a bitter/ESB

shawnmurphy (566) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2017
22-ounce bottle purchased while on vacation on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Pours clear copper with small soap-bubble off-white head and lacing. Aroma: honey, plums, sour cherries, pineapple, coconut. Flavor: malt-forward (brown sugar, caramel); shortbread, apricots, butter. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, dry finish.

dfearnley (2247) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2017
Plum, mango, spruce, hops, and grapefruit aromas. The taste is guava, mango, grapefruit, orange rind, marijuana and stone fruits. Translucent reddish amber with a thin, light tan head. This is fruity as all hell and I’m liking it. I also have the munchies.

Lubiere (14126) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2017
A lightly hazed dark amber ale esb with a thin off white head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with resinous floral hops, light orange pulp, light tropical fruits, very nice. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with resinous orange hops, oily mouth feel, nice and smooth, surprisingly well done for the style. Bottle at Pushkinwows New squirter inauguration.

cmacklin (1246) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2017
650ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber with a medium, frothy, long lasting, off-white head that leaves curtains of lace. Sweet fruity aroma of mango, pineapple, orange, peach and floral with caramel malt in the background. Sweet fruity flavour of mango, guava, orange peel, peach, apricot, light pine resin and caramel malt with a dry, hoppy, bitter finish. Light to medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Wow, delicious and refreshing. Awesome, a world class ESB.

Bule (2228) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2017
22oz bottle pours a brown color with a bit of head. Delicious hop balance with the malt. The hop bitterness lingers without any harsh flavors.

biirusaikou (2705) - - 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.

willisread (3474) - Nashville, Tennessee, 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.

jinroh (2016) - 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.

TimE (6000) - 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.

Wim (4108) - 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

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