Drift Line - Kane Brewing Company
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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
3.3/5 rDev -16.9%
My least favorite beer from Kane thus far, and somewhat disappointed to be honest. After absolutely falling in love with their Head High IPA, the Drift Life Brown Ale didn't live up to my hopes/expectations.
Pours dark brown color with ample tan head. Lots of malts, chocolate roasted aroma on the nose.
Taste is coffee, caramel with little citrus from the hops. My problem is that the flavors are light, and weak. Body is too thin and overall it's a very boring ale.
01-08-2012 21:21:24 | More by devinoconnor
3.6/5 rDev -9.3%
poured from growler into tulip glass
Pours a chestnut brown color with some brighter reddish hues. Thinner tanned head fades out into some spotty lacing with wispy film on top.
Nice roasty, nutty malt character in the nose. Oatmeal with bread crust and light sweetness from dark chocolate.
Nutty and bready up front with a light sweetness. Chocolate and caramel with a decent oatmeal maltiness. Medium backbone, not overly sweet. Finishes a little dry.
Medium body, decent carbonation, pretty smooth and easy on the palate. Another nice beer from Kane - I'm excited to see what's next.
11-26-2011 16:23:04 | More by xnicknj
3.71/5 rDev -6.5%
a - Pours a black color with one inch of dark tan head and low carbonation evident. Looks pretty nice.
s - Smells of coffee, roasted malts, toasted malts, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate. Light cream as well. Very nice nose; a decent amount going on and everything smells great.
t - Tastes of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, burnt malts, toasted malts, and light bitter coffee. A step down from the nose, some bitter notes throughout the taste.
m - Thin, light body and low to moderate carbonation. No heat and easy to drink, but too think for a stout.
o - Overall a decent brown ale. Not my favorite Kane offering but a solid brown ale that could be good for people new to craft beer.
11-18-2013 15:03:48 | More by mdfb79
3.9/5 rDev -1.8%
Served on tap at the Shepherd and the Knucklehead Pub in Haledon, NJ
Looked auburn with about a half inch tan head. Smelled nice and malty, with hints of coffee and chocolate. The taste was about the same but the hops came through a bit more on the palette than on the nose. The mouthfeel was pretty thin... the only letdown for an otherwise stellar beer.
Overall this is a solid offering from a really consistent brewery. Happy to have these guys representing the NJ craft beer scene. I hope they'll get their beers distributed to areas outside of NJ really soon.
11-20-2012 08:30:31 | More by abcdefghijkyle
Drift Line from Kane Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.