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White Bark Ale - Driftwood Brewery

White Bark AleWhite Bark Ale

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88
very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.82%


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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Reviews by astout:
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astout

British Columbia (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Definitely a great belgian style wit, profound not really, but delicious definitely

Pours a cloudy light orange, light foamy head
Aromas of orange, coriander and spice, light and fruity.
Similar orange and coriander profile in flavours with a great light and soft mouthfeel, very drinkable.
Could easily see myself drinking a couple of these on a hot summer day, not going to change your life but a very very good beer from a cool local brewery.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 20:03:16 | More by astout
More User Reviews:
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Chazz_Chetly

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-15-2014 06:11:09 | More by Chazz_Chetly
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J-Swan

British Columbia (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
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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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-11-2013 05:20:30 | More by KStark
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-11-2013 05:05:48 | More by cam477
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-09-2013 22:25:10 | More by JefferyYoung
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-27-2013 02:39:42 | More by ZachT
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-21-2013 02:30:28 | More by smekermann
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-07-2013 01:42:11 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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adhallick

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-05-2013 04:40:02 | More by adhallick
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billab914

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-23-2013 03:06:09 | More by billab914
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
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 +0.8%

06-24-2013 20:12:47 | More by Geoffeweizen
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-21-2013 03:40:20 | More by 1stOffender
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-27-2013 05:51:39 | More by yancot
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EspressoGuy

British Columbia (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
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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bigbeerd

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-03-2013 07:03:53 | More by bigbeerd
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-16-2013 16:29:21 | More by 604growler
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pudoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-16-2013 02:08:25 | More by pudoo
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-01-2012 18:58:33 | More by irishgreensoda
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-29-2012 02:14:28 | More by KalanM
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intoxabroad

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-08-2012 17:00:37 | More by intoxabroad
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ChuckGnarly

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

09-25-2012 03:34:03 | More by ChuckGnarly
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a light straw with some light haze and a thin white bubbly head.

Smell. Belgian spices and white pepper, bready yeast, some dry toasted wheat and dried orange peel.

Taste. Oranges and Belgian spices, some toasty wheat, bready yeast and saltine crackers. Tastes better than expected from the look and smell.

Mouthfeel. Light+ body with medium+, fairly lively, slightly prickly carbonation. Works well.

O verall. Very easy drinking and fairly refreshing. The flavours were better than the smell led on.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 03:16:26 | More by Rutager
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spoony

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-31-2012 06:11:16 | More by spoony
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White Bark Ale from Driftwood Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.