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Crooked Coast Altbier - Driftwood Brewery

Crooked Coast AltbierCrooked Coast Altbier

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88
very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%


Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Inspired by the original Alt-style beer of Dusseldorf, Crooked Coast brings together the aromas of German noble hops and Munich malt to produce a very refreshing and mellow ale that is the perfect companion on any shape of coast.

(Beer added by: ritzkiss on 05-23-2009)
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Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep amber with a fluffy white head that sticks around. Great lacing. The smell is tettnanger hops with some toasty malt. Starts with some hop bitterness, then moves right into the herbal and citrus hops with a very well balanced toasty/sweet malt with notes of molasses and candied apple. Nice carbonation bite and smooth finish.

Overall, a very tasty brew. As far as session beers go, this is absolutely fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 06:46:24 | More by Siriusfisherman
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-15-2014 01:01:56 | More by Beervana
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

02-05-2014 14:38:21 | More by rogerdandy
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

01-26-2014 21:33:49 | More by Kurmaraja
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-24-2014 14:58:53 | More by KStark
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Hoptron_3000

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-05-2013 06:10:46 | More by Hoptron_3000
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

2.59/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle at Luxalune in Winnipeg. From notes.

A - Copper our with good carbonation. One finger of off white head gone fast leaving no lace and no retention.

S - Toffee, toasty. Mild.

T - Dr Pepper, toffee, no real hops. Really mild.

M - Strong carbonation, light body, mildly dry finish.

O/D - Huh? Such a weak beer for what I expected. Flavour wasn't great and the feel was thinner than it should've been. Tame best describes this one. You'd expect more hops for a West Coast take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 15:15:36 | More by tbeckett
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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured from a 650ml bottle.

A: slightly cloudy golden brown with less than a finger of head and visible carbonation.
S: Yum! Fruity hops and some sweetness.
T: Not bad, but I mostly just taste bitterness. Some grassy hops. I was expecting more complexity.
F: Decent. Nothing to complain about here.

Would I buy it again? Nope. I'm surprised, I expected to like this more.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 01:08:02 | More by souvenirs
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-07-2013 01:42:51 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-05-2013 00:10:34 | More by IanSpindler
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours a cloudy copper with half a finger of bubbly beige head.

Smell- Caramalts, toasted grains, hint of leafy hops.

Taste- Caramalts followed by a nice punch from the leafy hops and some toasted grains.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

Overall- An enjoyable altbier by Driftwood. There was a nice balance between the hops and malts, however, if there were something else that would give this brew a little more depth it would be even better.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 03:31:00 | More by leaddog
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-10-2013 22:29:34 | More by Coastal_Brew
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deNevers

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-05-2013 05:21:25 | More by deNevers
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McBastard

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-30-2013 19:53:44 | More by McBastard
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Geoffeweizen

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

06-24-2013 20:10:43 | More by Geoffeweizen
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of my CanBIF 2013 haul. Thanks Boozecamel!

Poured from a 650ml. bottle, no freshness info.

Appearance: A murky brown with a ruddy complexion, very creamy head that leaves a mark.

Smell: Nutty, caramel malt, crisp, refreshing, earthy, sharp fruit (apricot).

Taste: Face full of malt, slight mineral edge, earthen hops, nuts galore.

Mouthfeel: Full, little sweet & bitter kick.

Overall: Straightforward and good but not as good as Parallel 49's.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 02:25:20 | More by papat444
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-29-2013 04:32:20 | More by sclitch
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RooferOnFire

British Columbia (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz/650ml bomber into beer mug

Appearance (What's Inside): Pours a nice deep amber with a fairly generous head and little lacing. Nice looking brew. Unfiltered, but not extremely cloudy. some foam relaxes on the sides of the glass.

Smell: floral, slightly sour. Not too much going on here.

Taste: an initial and lingering bitterness, with the wheat and malts also present. Initially bracing, an almost grapefruitlike flavour develops. the flavours come to the surface more as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Pleasant, medium carbonation, a bit gassy.. Wheat and bitter hops camp out for quite awhile, also leaving some acidity.

I think this was a good effort by Driftwood. They're local and stayed pretty true to the style, while adding their own twist. This is an easy drinking brew, a little light for some tastes, but it's well-made. That said, the criteria is- is it the world's finest microbrew Amber Ale? No. Still above average? Yes. I could see sharing this with some of my friends.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 02:32:56 | More by RooferOnFire
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-27-2013 05:50:17 | More by yancot
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JFL

British Columbia (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Very well crafted beer.

Poured from bomber into 13 oz. glass

1 1/2 fingers of head on first pour, lots of bubbles. Great lacing. Full two fingers on second. Beautiful colour. Head stayed around until I drank, and even then it still hasn't zeroed, 4 mins and half a glass later.

Smell is light citrus, with a bit of malt

taste is a lot of malt, with a mildly hoppy finish

Mouthfeel is maybe the biggest drawback, a little thin.

Definately would buy again

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 07:39:09 | More by JFL
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

01-11-2013 19:32:50 | More by JonnyBeers
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

11-29-2012 02:11:57 | More by KalanM
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zduerr

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

11-11-2012 21:05:22 | More by zduerr
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-30-2012 02:24:41 | More by 604growler
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robuncorked


5/5  rDev +26.3%

10-18-2012 20:55:44 | More by robuncorked
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Crooked Coast Altbier from Driftwood Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.