Drifter Pale Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Sweet caramel malt aroma is balanced with fresh floral hops. Very malty, caramely taste up front. Solid fresh hop bitterness subsides to the original coppery malt flavor.Mouthfeel is balanced well to make this an easily drinkable beer.
I was really surprised when I first tried this one because I wasn't much of a Widmer fan. After tasting some of their other offerings I've come to realize they've stepped up their game, starting with the Drifter Pale Ale. This would be a great beer to introduce a beer noob to the awesomeness that is hops. It's not too bitter, but the hops are definitely in the nose, which is how I got into hops myself. Although this isn't a remarkable beer, something is to be said about its balance and drinkability. A solid go-to beer, I think this beer could easily stand up to be Widmer's flagship.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2011 23:07:20 | More by Philousa
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Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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