Drawn To Light
Driftwood Brewery

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Driftwood Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
Belgian Pale Ale
3.81 | pDev: 8.92%
Jun 29, 2019
May 14, 2016
Very Good
Notes: Inspired by the classic Abbey Ales of Belgium, Drawn to Light has an inviting floral aroma, crisp and fruity malt profile and a very dry finish. Stylistically this beer is a Belgian Pale Ale and will evolve with some aging.

Malts: Pilsner, Dark Wheat, Cara 33

Hops: Houblons
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Reviewed by altstadt from Canada (BC)

3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Look: Hazy brown-straw color. Very little head, it turned into a thin patches within seconds. No lacing. Mix of small and medium sized bubble rising from the bottom.

Smell: Strong hops with a touch of yeast, malt, and a funky barnyard. Swirling the glass kicked up the hops and barnyard a bit.

Taste: Milder bitters than expected from the smell. A bit of fruit and malt showing up. The aftertaste has the fruit fading away leaving the bitters to linger for a while.

Feel: Tongue tingling as it turns into a thick, creamy foam. The thickness of foam wasn't expected given the lack of any head.

Overall: This was rather disappointing considering many other offerings from Driftwood. The older reviews make me think that they had some ingredient or production problems this time around.
Jun 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Derek from Canada (BC)

4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Clear bronze with a nice head that shows some lace.

Beautiful tropical fruit aroma with underlying spicy phenolics.

Tastes echoes the aroma, with a little biscuit and caramel. Restrained bitterness, subtle alcohol.

Light to moderate body has a slight sweetness but a drying finish.

Very nice, faithful to the old country.
Sep 30, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by shoegueuze from California

Sep 19, 2016
Rated: 4 by Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

Aug 29, 2016
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Reviewed by DaftCaskBC from Canada (BC)

4.62/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A: Very clear amber liquid with one finger of white head.

S: Flowers and esters.

T: Barnyard funk with floral aspects.

M: Medium viscosity and a drying finish.

O: A great take on Orval.
Jul 20, 2016
Rated: 3.71 by Corson from Canada (AB)

Jun 26, 2016
Rated: 3.82 by AMZB from Canada (ON)

Jun 26, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Jun 24, 2016
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Reviewed by hotmailmsn from Canada (BC)

3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
7% abv, N/A ibu, 650ml bottle.
A - clear golden orange with a finger white head, lacing.
S - bready, bubble gum, banana, canned pineapple juice, yeasty, fresh hop, classic brett, musky, earthy, "ester"?
T - mild carbonation, light body, yet packed with flavors, licorice, banana, tropical juice. little malt & hops. dry, short lasting.
O - it's a refreshing beer, top of abbey that i have ever had, but maybe Belgium style is not for me. aromas r more complex than taste. prob not getting again, good to try once, cuz driftwood always nail every style.
Jun 04, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by imfinished from Canada (BC)

May 31, 2016
Rated: 3.37 by chickenm from Canada (BC)

May 29, 2016
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Driftwood Brewery 'Drawn to Light' abbey ale @ 7.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7
A-pour is gold from the bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a small white head leaving a spotty lace along the chalice
S-hoppy golden ale
T-again hoppy , yet smooth
MF-ok carbonation , big medium body
Ov-ok golden ale/beer if you like hops
prost LampertLand
May 23, 2016
Rated: 3.59 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

May 20, 2016
Rated: 3.34 by Shaunmac16 from Canada (BC)

May 14, 2016
Rated: 3.76 by smekermann from Canada (BC)

May 14, 2016
Drawn To Light from Driftwood Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 15 ratings