White Bark Ale - Driftwood Brewery
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3.45/5 rDev -13.5%
Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.
Appearance: light silvery hue with a moderate haze and a very light effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy white foam with decent retention.
Smell: lightly wheaty and floral with a nice component of coriander and orange peel. There's a bit of a sour note, though, which doesn't work as well. Still, I find it quite nice.
Taste: quite floral with a grainy malt flavor. I think the orange peel is working against the beer a little bit; there's a spicing element that is not quite working for me. The floral, fresh flavor up front is great, but the aftertaste is a little over-spiced in a not-so-good way.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and great creaminess. Love it.
Overall: the aftertaste on this beer is really getting to me. There are some good components of this brew, but something (I really think it's the orange peel) is not playing well with the rest of the ingredients.
05-30-2014 00:03:40 | More by flagmantho
British Columbia (Canada)
4.48/5 rDev +12.3%
Yeast is the star of this show. Light and fruity. Malts and hops take a backseat to the yeast which imparts a fruity and smooth mouthfeel to this white ale. White Bark does a great job showcasing yeasts ability to add complexity and layers. Its pale grey translucent appearance can be off-putting for the uninitiated but I swear its worth a try! I am always excited when i see this on a tap list.
02-01-2014 05:29:48 | More by J-Swan
3.15/5 rDev -21.1%
About two fingers of white head. Pretty pale yellow. Not as murky as most Wheat beers, you can see through this one. Could be mistaken for a light lager by appearance alone. Decent head retention and carbonation though.
Very subtle smell. Smells sweet but not that strong.
Taste is also mild, semi-sweet, a bit citrusy.
Nothing special, and unless it’s local for you, probably not worth picking up. It’s a decent beer though.
06-28-2013 06:36:24 | More by Smurf2055
White Bark Ale from Driftwood Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.