Drifter Pale Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -6.7%
On tap at Newick's in South Portland, ME:
In a pint glass:
A: clear, golden amber colored boy with a one finger white head that left spotty yet foamy lacing, some rings were left in the wak. No carbonation was seen rising.
S: some citrus, hops and mild malts.
T: basically the same.
M: medium with a decent amount of carbonation felt but came across slightly smooth
O: this was a good beer. There was nothing that made it stand out, but it was still very good and would make me want to have this any time or any place.
05-22-2012 17:57:02 | More by BeerKangaroo
3.5/5 rDev -6.7%
12oz bottle, pours copper in color with a thin beige head that leaves no lacing on the glass. Aromas are fruity and sweet with floral hops and caramel malt. Tastes are similar to aromas - fruity, overly sweet caramel maltiness, still floral and refreshing. Thin body and low carbonation, but smooth. Overall, nice meld of flavors, but could have used a bit more bitterness to balance out the sweetness. Still pretty good though, altough I wouldn't seek it out again.
05-11-2012 21:16:09 | More by barnzy78
3.15/5 rDev -16%
On tap 2 Miller's Alehouse-Destin, FL.
Poured nice near clear sunny color with a finger of off-white head.
The aroma was faint with some earthy hop tones and a crisp malt profile.
I'm not sure the temperature was right for this...it was cold. Felt colder than the ice water I was drinking. Bit of maltiness, with a crisp earthy hop profile, though again, like with the aroma, it was mild.
Light to upper light in body
It was decent. I will definitely still grab some bottles if I ever find some.
05-06-2012 21:40:38 | More by EgadBananas
3.43/5 rDev -8.5%
12oz longneck into standard pint served at fridge temp (~45 F) no freshness date.
A: Kind of cloudy golden color with a slight reddish tint. Doesn't seem that pale to me, could be the caramel malt. No head but a decent looking ring and spotty very sparse cap. Looks pretty average.
S: Citrusy hops on the nose and a touch of malt. The malt is very light and the hops drowns out any sweetness that might come through because of the caramel malt. I like citrusy hops smell.
T: Sweeter than expected from the nose with just enough hop bite to balance but no lingering hop bitterness. The slightly sweet malt hits and then a wave of slightly earthy and lemony hops sweeps away the sweetness and it finishes with a twang of bitter that fades very quick. Slightly drying.
M: Medium bodied on the lighter side but that could be due to the temp of the beer. No surprises in this ones mouthfeel.
O: Not remarkable but not at all bad. Balanced drinkable pale ale. Can't say I wouldn't drink it again but would most likely shoot for something a little more impressive when I am buying.
05-06-2012 06:21:18 | More by N3rdM3t4l
3.78/5 rDev +0.8%
Pale ale color that I expect. Strong head with good lacing that stays with the glass. The smell is pleasant, with citrus notes. The taste is good, but not impressive. Flavor I expect from a Pale Ale. Appropriate balance and bitterness. Good floral notes that match the smell. The mouthfeel is clean, lightly carbonated. Strong overall beer. If I found it on tap on a pale ale kind of night, and there was no Summit EPA available, I'd order it.
05-05-2012 04:12:21 | More by dmadsen
3.75/5 rDev 0%
Pours a clear copper-amber with nearly no head at all. Very little lacing around the edges of the glass. The bouquet is characterized by sweet lemon, almost Pledge-like. There's a mild sting in the nasal passages that has a piggybacking aroma that is difficult to distinguish. A very nice, pleasing, balanced mouthfeel. Beef jerky and buttermilk flavors compete with a little tart citrus. Not a magnificent beer, but certainly a better effort than their lifeless hefeweizen.
05-05-2012 02:39:02 | More by DocJitsu
3.5/5 rDev -6.7%
12 ounce with Feb 01 12 date on the bottle.
A - caramel tinted amber with a finger of lacy head.
S - lightly malty with a difinite caramel character and a touch of hops.
T - caramel sweetness with a subtle citrus hops aftertaste.
M - medium bodied with carbonation towards the lighter side.
D - easy drinking sweetness.
Not stellar but an easy going darker pale ale.
04-29-2012 19:02:14 | More by Beer4Baltimore
3.9/5 rDev +4%
12oz. served into a SA perfect pint glass.
A - Pours a chilled hazed amber with a uniform off white.
S - Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, soapy hops, soft cereal grain, strawberry. Biscuits really start coming out as it warms.
T - Soap and grapefruit hops with a sweet graham cracker malt center. The citrus zest is very clean and carries through to the finish. Some strawberry and spice notes linger.
M - Medium carbonation drops off and turns smooth and creamy, light bodied.
Love the grapefruit. Very clean citrus flavors. Nice graham cracker-like malt adds good balance. Light bodied and very session-able.
04-27-2012 02:59:07 | More by StaveHooks
3.38/5 rDev -9.9%
I wonder if the bottle I had was from a different batch than average, based what I'm seeing from other reviewers.
Mine poured a reddish amber, although nice and clear. The lacing was insignificant and quick to dissolve, but it had a nice carbonation.
The taste was a bit sour. Sharp and sour. Actually, it started out pretty sour but then became more malty as it went on. So, in a way, while it had an after-taste I wasn't that impressed with, the aftertaste actually improved my impression of the beer.
It felt a little heavy for its appearance. It had a touch of citrus and a bready base. I'd drink it again, but I wouldn't chose it over something else.
04-26-2012 02:15:50 | More by Mechphisto
Drifter Pale Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 929 ratings.