Drifter Pale Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume III, Issue II:
Dark copper color with a perfect clarity. The head retention is solid, with a lacing that holds its own. The blood-orange and evergreen hop aroma is very inviting, especially when hints of caramel and toasted malt reach their height. Super smooth, with a slick medium body. Oh yeah, it's on. The malt and hops are battling it out. Each time one throws a layer of flavor on top, the next one rises to do the same. Big hop flavor of fresh wild herbs, sweet citric and tropical fruit. Malt drops a thick layer of caramel, then more of a toasted grain and then a dry breadiness. Long-lingering finish of hops and malt (more hops though).
Good call on making this one a year-round beer from the get-go--a lovely beer to be had. Looks like Widmer was trying to raise their own bar and accomplished that task.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2010 12:55:25 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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