Naughty Hildegard ESB - Driftwood Brewery

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 27
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed to honor Hildegard Von Bingen, a 12th century Benedictine nun who allegedly was the first to record the use of hops as an ingredient in beer. While this is open to debate, we like Hildegard's style and we can't imagine a beer without hops. This extra special bitter has lots of hops- Hildegard would be proud. We are! Cheers Hildy!

(Beer added by: bobsy on 02-16-2010)
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4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The first thing you notice from the beer is it's slightly opaque caramel colour. The opaqueness in part because of it's unfiltered nature. The citrus orange smell accents the obvious hop notes. These flavours come through on the taste as well as a balancing maltiness. The mouthfeel is slightly heavy and the bitterness lingers on the tongue. My overall impression is that this is a nice beer, however I was expecting a little more hoppy bitterness. It was still refreshing and probably more approachable to the general public then I was expecting.

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4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650 ml bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

A: Rich amber with a moderate, off-white head that dissipated with some lacing.

S: Pleasant, vegetal hops and sweet malt.

T: Big but well-balanced ESB - all of the malts and hops were there in force. Lingering bitterness, subtle alcohol.

M: Moderation in all aspects.

O: This beer is outstanding. It shows that you can make a well-balanced ESB that is still exciting. Another Driftwood classic - wish this one was year-round!

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Naughty Hildegard ESB from Driftwood Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.