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White Bark Ale - Driftwood Brewery

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89
very good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 11
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This traditional Belgian-style wheat ale is brewed with the addition of freshly ground coriander and curacao orange peel. Hops are outshone by the wonderful floral aromas that dominate the nose of this dry and quaffable beer.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-12-2009)
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-15-2012 23:58:18 | More by Coastal_Brew
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British Columbia (Canada)

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British Columbia (Canada)

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-29-2014 03:18:49 | More by Ericbeech_87
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-30-2014 06:40:36 | More by jrenihan
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flagmantho

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 00:03:40 | More by flagmantho
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-26-2014 03:45:26 | More by Kurmaraja
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Chazz_Chetly

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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J-Swan

British Columbia (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2014 05:29:48 | More by J-Swan
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British Columbia (Canada)

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British Columbia (Canada)

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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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New Brunswick (Canada)

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Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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Smurf2055

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 06:36:24 | More by Smurf2055
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Geoffeweizen

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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EspressoGuy

British Columbia (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: opaque pale "creamy" yellow
S:intense clove, pineapple, pepper, yeasty dough, mandarin peel. very nice.
T: full, complete and long lasting with a nice dry finish. Complex. fruit cocktail. Blood orange. But the flavour is fleeting... after 5-10 minutes there wasn't much there but dryness.
M: crisp, dry. Medium carbonation.
O: This would be a delicious summer beer! I think it would be perfect with Indian food ...

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 00:10:44 | More by EspressoGuy
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White Bark Ale from Driftwood Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.