Entangled Hopfenweisse
Driftwood Brewery

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Driftwood Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
4.06 | pDev: 7.39%
Jul 11, 2018
Nov 10, 2014
Entangled HopfenweisseEntangled Hopfenweisse
Notes: When the fateful interplay of Hefeweizen yeast and North American hops bear fruit, this is their love child. Banana, guava, passion fruit and citrus; where do the esters stop and the hops start? Impossible to say. Cheers!
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Reviewed by DBosco from Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Well, this is 15 months past its Best By date, APR 19 2017, so that explains the skunky flavor. I'd looked for the bottling date at the store without seeing one. After the skunky disappointing taste, I tried to check with a bright flashlight in a dark room and I could faintly see the date at the base of the neck. Brewers really need to do a better job of clearly marking the date on their bottles. Maybe dates should be on the label rather than the glass, where it might be more difficult to wipe off. I hope store owners are not wiping off these dates, leaving us to enjoy these expensive skunks.
Jul 11, 2018
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Absolutely loved the bottle art! The beer is darned good too! Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Brownish yellow with a nice head and good lacing. Fragrant lemon grass smell. Pleasant hoppiness, nice earthy taste. Very nice!!
Dec 06, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by jjando from Canada (BC)

Nov 14, 2017
Rated: 3.72 by socon67 from New York

Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by BcCraft710 from Canada (BC)

Nov 06, 2017
Rated: 4.26 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Oct 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a tulip/globe glass.

Muted orange, to a somewhat copper bronze opaque body color. Minimal and sticky off white head created on a two finger pour. Settles down fairly quickly.

Aroma has excellent phenolic and hop mixed character. Nice small spicy clove tones, but with a good juicy banana and mixing citrus fruit quality, and flirting with tropical hop notes as well. Good sense of chewy wheat malt on the nose, and hints at a solid depth. A bit of clash and fighting for space, but not a bad marriage of the two between hop and yeast.

Palate seems to hint at something more elaborate, but for the most part sticks to solid basics. Chewy and with a bit of light body, but supportive on the palate of the flavors. Mix of hop citrus and banana, with an actual almost chewy clove character that you can bite down on. Soft bodied finish and hitting with a thick dough quality that almost rises in the mouth upon the swallow.

Neat take on a hop forward hefe, but there's some minor magic missing in the style and some character deducted by a unique hop profile that while good sticks out kind of oddly.
Oct 05, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by jcubz from Canada (SK)

Jul 31, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by WDJersey from Colorado

Jun 26, 2017
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
5/24/17....pours bright gold with a thin layer of white foam. Bright floral citrus nose, hints of straw and grass. Soft malt, strong citrus, juicy minty pine bitter. Chewy. Strong bitter. Tasty blend. Light and punchy,.
Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by Kmat10 from Canada (AB)

Apr 23, 2017
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Reviewed by jrenihan from Canada (ON)

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The nose is very fruity, with a tropical bent. Guava, banana, mango and more. Very bright. The flavour is similar but a bit toned down. Wheat is up front with a generous dose of tropical and citrus fruit flavours from the hops. Very minimal bitterness, with a bit of a tangy finish. Medium bodied, a bit heavier than a typical hefeweizen, but still refreshing. Quite enjoyable, would be idea on a hot day for sure.
Apr 18, 2017
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a bright, yellow-orange color and a cloudy texture. There was a massive, fluffy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of wheat, citrus, tropical fruit, and some hops. Interesting.

T: A surprisingly sweet and fruity flavor, with emphasis on stuff from tropical climes (guava, passion fruit), but also citrus (orange, in particular), lots of wheat), and a bit of hops. A fascinating flavor that deviates a bit from the classic hefeweizen style, but is still tasty. Light, sweet and oddly complex.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: This is a solidly made, incredibly drinkable beer. A good drink for the hotter months.
Apr 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Kobold from Canada (BC)

4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
puffing trains loaded with wheat clouds and marshmallow farm animals. residual kisses flutter down and about the tracks; an almost vinegar reverts to candy dust; dainty mouths spit cracked and slightly sizzling pepper seeds

tropical fruit flowers -- blooming ripeness, contracting bitter birth -- flit through season cycles in a single breath. leather gloved fingers pick citrus bulbs from sweet-heavy arms. a farmhand sighs granola honey thoughts. dribbling down the incline between two small cottage rooms is the still perfumed bathwater of a resting muse.

Overall: soft honeyed Edenic dirt mingles lush vegetable blood with fallen ambrosial tarts.
Mar 11, 2017
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Reviewed by dillybarrrrr from Canada (BC)

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Entangled by Driftwood from a 650 mL bomber at 7% ABV into a pint. Picked up due to its label and being a hoppenweisse.
L: Very standard look, 1 finger of head. Lacing ended up all over my glass when finished with the beer. Head dilutes fairly quickly
S: Hop forward (earthy), the sour comes through. Yeasty, fruity.
T: Lemon and lime is most prominent. The hops in the smell are noticeable but not as much as in the taste. Not as sour as expected either, but there. 7% for sure. First sip the head was so sticky it clung to my lips.
F: Fairly regular mouthfeel except with the foam/head that was unique I quite liked that aspect.
OV: Impressed. super well balanced. Figure this would be good for someone who enjoys any or all of the following: Hoppiness, sours, earthy IPAs.
Feb 16, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by jaydoc from Kansas

Jan 16, 2017
Rated: 3.87 by Gkruszewski from New York

Dec 17, 2016
Rated: 4.31 by andrenaline from Canada (ON)

Dec 09, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Nov 25, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by joemcgrath27 from Canada (AB)

Oct 21, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by jrempel from Canada (BC)

Sep 12, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

Aug 29, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by Niceroad77 from Canada (BC)

Aug 16, 2016
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Alibi Room, Vancouver.
Golden-yellow with trailers. 4
Banging candied orange ring and mango nose. 4.5
Tiny bit of apricot then crazy fresh orange and tropical fruit smoothie that lingers forever plus a tiny bit of saltine. 4.5
Round, chewy, medium. 4

OMG, so hoppy! Mandarina Bavaria? Whatever it is, it crushes the world with orangey aroma. What a hopfenweisse should be, and the best B.C. beer I’ve had in the past year. 4.5
Jul 01, 2016
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Reviewed by leaddog from Canada (AB)

4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance - Pours a clear, light amber with two fingers of foamy off-white head. Delicate lacing left on the glass.

Smell - Fruity yeast, tropical and orchard fruits (pineapple, peach, nectarine), spicy hops, biscuity malts, clove spice.

Taste - Biscuity malts are followed by strong yeast, tropical/orchard fruit, and spicy/leafy hops flavours. Nice moderate level of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes dry with a lingering bitterness.

Overall - A pleasant hopped-up version of the Hefeweizen. This was the right amount of hop bitterness for this style - enough to notice, but without overpowering the other hefe qualities.
Jun 13, 2016
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Reviewed by hotmailmsn from Canada (BC)

3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
7% abv, N/A ibu, 650ml bottle.
A - clear orange with half finger head, lacing. i was expecting more hazy/cloudy.
S - grapefruit, grassy, grape, funky, cherry, mango, little banana, biscuit, bready, herbal.
T - mild carbonation, smooth light - medium body. fruity (tangerine), yeasty, not too malty, subtle bitterness came last but light. surprisingly dry, short after taste, crisp.
O - really aromatic beer, fruity tone. noses r more complex than flavors. couldnt get the "chewy malt body" as its described on their website. after all, its a great blend of hefe n ipa. definitely worth to pick one up, cuz driftwood always offering delicious brews!
May 19, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

May 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Hat_Fulla_Beer from Canada (AB)

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
650ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a clear light amber with two fingers of fluffy off-white head that leaves roiling stormy sea lace as it recedes.

Smells amazing. Key limes, pineapple, mango, faint banana, rising white bread dough, soft yeast, cut flowers and fruity, piney hops.

Tastes of doughy pale and wheat malts, more tropical fruit goodness, banana and bubblegum, more classy yeast, soft pine and mildly bitter hops.

Feels gentle and smooth. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation. Finishes off-sweet.

Verdict: Highly recommended. I was seriously hoping the taste would be as good as the smell, though.
May 01, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by Tivlavrie from Canada (AB)

May 01, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by goalie35 from Canada (AB)

May 01, 2016
Rated: 4.29 by Corson from Canada (AB)

Apr 29, 2016
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Reviewed by Mlkluther from Canada (AB)

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A great looking beer - rich dark golden colour with slightly off-white head that lingers.

The nose is...wonderful. Fresh hops and tropical fruit are prominent with the Hefe yeast sneaking in with its banana yeasty character....is that a slight hint of bubblegum?

The taste is far more IPA - and a good one. But there is that Hefe character lingering in the background that makes this a uniquely tasty beer.
Apr 27, 2016
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
650ml bottle, @7% ABV. Nice name and imagery for a hoppy hefeweizen, I suppose.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden amber colour, with four pudgy fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some chunky splattered lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.

It smells of musty and sort of phenolic yeast, bready and doughy pale and wheat malt, muddled tropical fruit (ok, maybe some overripe pineapple and blood orange), a gentle earthy white pepper spiciness, and more leafy, herbal, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy pale malt, some equally saccharine wheatiness, a thankfully dialed-back gritty and spicy yeast essence, still hard to differentiate exotic fruity esters, and more zippy leafy, floral, and mildly piney hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly understated in its gentle and barely probing frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, as the hops here seem to know just when to take a well-earned breather. It finishes on the sweet side, but moderated well enough by yeast, spice, and verdant hops alike.

Overall, this is certainly a tasty and engaging version of this pseudo-style (I for one would back the addition of hopfenweisse to the database here), where the hops don't quite overtake the base hefe, but they do come close. Anyways, all that mixed tropical fruitiness goes a long way in rendering this a superb summer-time patio staple - just watch that 14-proof booze - it's oh so sneaky!
Apr 19, 2016
Rated: 3.63 by RandyFlameThrower from Canada (AB)

Apr 19, 2016
Rated: 4.31 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Apr 16, 2016
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Reviewed by wordemupg from Canada (AB)

4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
650ml bomber poured into tulip 12/4/16

A slight haze in a golden yellow body but I can still clearly read these words through the glass, two fingers of foam has great retention and leaves several partial rings

S pineapple, lychee, passion fruit, guava, sweet orange, tropical fruit punch with a little banana, clove, and bubblegum, from the hefe yeast, smells amazing

T still more of an IPA then anything, yes I'm getting a little dry cereal and hefe yeast but for the most part its tropical notes with some pine, and I'm loving it

M heavy for a hefe but I'm struggling to call it that, mild bitter bite, not quite creamy but plenty of bubbles, leaning towards oily, citrus peel and a little banana on the finish

O I've almost taken down the bomber at this point and I haven't been typing that long, super drinkable, crazy hoppy, crazy good all around, stoked on this stuff

You can't really call this a Hefeweizen and I'm not rating it as such. This is a wicked awesome IPA brewed with a hefe yeast giving it a few hefe qualities to go along with the massive hop bomb. I'll be drinking more of this for sure, just a couple weeks old and crazy value in a 7$ bomber, get it while you can.
Apr 13, 2016
Rated: 3.6 by BCborn from Canada (BC)

Apr 10, 2016
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Apr 08, 2016
Rated: 3.91 by imfinished from Canada (BC)

Mar 25, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Jotora from Canada (ON)

Mar 25, 2016
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