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White Bark Ale - Driftwood Brewery

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very good

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 12
Gots: 8 | 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.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

IanSpindler, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Spreetaper, Aug 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Emmo26, Jul 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Angelhair, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

scameron, Jul 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Larz_73, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Mack, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Ericbeech_87, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

bumchilly25, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jrenihan, May 30, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.45/5  rDev -13.3%

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.

flagmantho, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Kurmaraja, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Chazz_Chetly, Feb 15, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +12.6%

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.

J-Swan, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

KStark, Dec 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

cam477, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

JefferyYoung, Sep 09, 2013
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ZachT, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

smekermann, Aug 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

billab914, Jul 23, 2013
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3.15/5  rDev -20.9%

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.

Smurf2055, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Geoffeweizen, Jun 24, 2013
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White Bark Ale from Driftwood Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.