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Crooked Coast Altbier - Driftwood Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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JFL

British Columbia (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
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 +1.3%

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

Montana

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
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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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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


5/5  rDev +26.6%

10-18-2012 20:55:44 | More by robuncorked
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

660 mL bottle purchased at Luxe Lune, Winnipeg, MB. Shared and poured into sleeves.

In the dark environment, the beer pours a deep brownish hue that seems clear with a nice tan head. Toasty munich malts with a spicy aroma come across the nose and the body delivers a wonderfully light malt body with slight hop notes. Well put together and subtle beer. Worth having again, so I ordered a second bottle to share.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 00:53:28 | More by kjyost
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-10-2012 22:04:38 | More by Molson2000
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joefinnigan15

Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

08-24-2012 01:31:21 | More by joefinnigan15
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Stizz19


4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-22-2012 03:16:19 | More by Stizz19
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BillHilly

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-21-2012 01:28:21 | More by BillHilly
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-19-2012 18:35:46 | More by 4ster
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2beerdogs

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-23-2012 00:22:19 | More by 2beerdogs
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

06-11-2012 08:05:52 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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trail77

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-06-2012 03:46:07 | More by trail77
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thefullpython


3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-23-2012 22:47:06 | More by thefullpython
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a clear amber brown with 2 fingers of beige head, full cap of retention. Tiny active bubbles stream up suggestive of the level of carbonation.

S: Mingling of hops and malts. Sweet burnt sugars something like if someone tried frying candied orange peels. Hints of fresh salt water, and notes of a mellow woody bark, if you've ever tasted woody rosemary, it smells like taht.

T: This taste is complex and wonderfully interesting. It's as if the malts and hops were in a race, each nudging the other out for first place. The results seems to be a mellowed woodsy herbaceous hops flavour, I imagine it tastes like the bark of a grapefruit tree, or woody rosemary. The lingering hops are absent of the fresh florals notes found in some IPAs, but highlight that earthy bitter note instead.

M: Tiny bubbles barely prick the tongue and mellow to a mildly creamy finish. A little thin, & a little creamy on the finish.

O: Interesting play of hops and malts, bitter and smooth. This brew is a delicate well managed balance. Try it with a a hard goat cheese and some dried figs, or a stewed red meat.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 23:28:07 | More by FondueVoodoo
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-09-2012 03:11:38 | More by bumchilly25
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leannegreen


5/5  rDev +26.6%

05-08-2012 02:42:09 | More by leannegreen
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avaldivia

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-16-2012 23:49:11 | More by avaldivia
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BashOnABike

Alberta (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 650 mL bottle into Collins glass

A: Reddish-amber hue, fully transluscent, small off-white head, moderatly quck to dissipate. A nice clean profile.

S: Amber-esq malt, bit of vinegar?? (might've been the countertop though!), almost savoury, with a little hop. Pretty faint and bland though.

T: Very much a brown ale, right, nutty flavour with some burnished, smoky tones. A little citrus and hop after. Nice

M: Typical of brown ales, a little week with moderate carb and a long mouthfeel. This would make a nice on-tap beer at a college/pool-oriented pub.

O: A bit of a typical Brown Ale, with some german hints in the hop. Certainly a full flavour profile, but a little lacking in malt and mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 04:54:50 | More by BashOnABike
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

02-19-2012 05:24:41 | More by fizzyted
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-17-2012 21:43:02 | More by LampertLand
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w00ddy

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-11-2012 18:10:50 | More by w00ddy
Crooked Coast Altbier from Driftwood Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.