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Driftwood Ale - Montauk Brewing Company

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Driftwood Ale
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Montauk Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: plaid75 on 07-25-2012)
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3.24/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a toasted straw color with a big airy off white head that slowly settles into a fluffy cap.

The aroma is quite faint, I don't pick up much. Some grain and sweet but that is about it.

The taste is grainy with a slight toffee note. A little veggie. Some grassy hop bitterness. A bit of metal or hard water.

The feel is light with prickly carbonation. Mostly sweet on the palate with a touch of bitterness in the finish. Drinks well enough.

A decent pale ale. No real off flavors but nothing exciting.

Serving type: can

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off white froth over pale chestnut body.
Big butterscotch nose with some toast and flowers.
Caramel and hazelnuts with apple skins, then spicy ginger finish.
Tannic end and super dry linger.
Medium, slightly oily, crisp.

So dry! IBUs plus acidic malts add up to an almost harsh cutting end. Could this substitute for a hop bite, making this a gateway beer that also pleases hop heads? More to it than the average American ESB, anyway.

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From Empire State Cellars in Tanger (Riverhead); notes are from 5/29

This beer has the fiery red-orange color and clarity of a garnet. The head, just slightly off-white, almost seems spritzy but settles a rocky half finger that drops bubbly lacing in pretty good quantity.
The hops profile in the nose makes me wonder if Noble hops were used. Grass and a gentle peppery note stick it out as a subtle sweetness counters what little bitterness there is, and there's a little herb. Interestingly, it gives off a sort of savory note as it goes.
More sweetness and toast are showcased on the tongue with a light herbal bitterness underneath but carrying well.
The body and feel are light, crisp and airy but with substance. Overall, it's smooth and clean.

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Clear amber ale with a very light sweet and malty smell. The nose is really non-existent.

Drinking comes off as a pretty average ale. Light and malty start with subtle sugars of an esb on the finish. Tends to drink more as an amber ale rather than a true esb.

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Montauk Driftwood Ale : Found at my 7-11 beautiful yellow and white can 9.99/6pk

Fouls smelling , and tasting too, "Pale Ale"- pours a darker amber with very little head.
Tastes similar to a Coors Extra Gold- or perhaps Lionshead- Contracted out by Montauk to a MA Brewer---Nothing good to say except the Can- 2014-

On tap it may be delightful.... ESB as it claims

Adjuncts prevail in this beer with corn like taste.

Foul, Keep your money...better spent on the Ruthless Rye or Flying Bitch options at the Sev.

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Driftwood Ale from Montauk Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.