White Bark Ale | Driftwood Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
driftwoodbeer.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This traditional Belgian-style wheat ale is brewed with the addition of freshly ground coriander and curacao orange peel. Hops are outshone by the wonderful floral aromas that dominate the nose of this dry and quaffable beer.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
120
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
8.84%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
21
For Trade:
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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 34
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of ChuckGnarly
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of intoxabroad
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of kjyost
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

660 mL bottle acquired at Luxe Lune in Winnipeg. Poured into a fluted glass cold.

A: Hazy yellow with a with head that last and laces very nicely.
S: Loads of coriander, clove and citrus with anoint of wheat underneath it all.
T: Very similar to the nose, the body has a great citrus flavour to it with a bunch of spices. Some might think this is now nearly subtle enough for a wit, but it is right up my alley of big flavours...
M: Viscous, strongly carbonated.
O: This is how I like my wits and it rends me why I fell in love with them when I first started venturing into craft brews...

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Photo of Larz_73
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.49/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of J-Swan
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Yeast is the star of this show. Light and fruity. Malts and hops take a backseat to the yeast which imparts a fruity and smooth mouthfeel to this white ale. White Bark does a great job showcasing yeasts ability to add complexity and layers. Its pale grey translucent appearance can be off-putting for the uninitiated but I swear its worth a try! I am always excited when i see this on a tap list.

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4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Quite white, moreso than many new world version. This isn't just a malt brew with some wheat thrown in. It's the real deal.

S: Light spicing & rind with a little citrus & fruit.

T: Lemony-citrus & rind with a very mild spicing. Healthy yeast character, hints of vanilla, modest bitterness with slight hint of tartness giving it a crisp finish.

M: Light to moderate body is quite smooth & quaffable.

D: Great stuff.

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4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice fluffy head with good lacing left on the glass too.

Really nice smell and taste. Citrus, and coriander are obviously very forward in the taste. Not overpowering like in some witbier. The carbonation was strong enough to hold up to the sweetness.
Nice bit of yeast In there too which I really liked.
Like to see a great tasting 5% abv too.
Definite patio beer!

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4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of astout
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Definitely a great belgian style wit, profound not really, but delicious definitely

Pours a cloudy light orange, light foamy head
Aromas of orange, coriander and spice, light and fruity.
Similar orange and coriander profile in flavours with a great light and soft mouthfeel, very drinkable.
Could easily see myself drinking a couple of these on a hot summer day, not going to change your life but a very very good beer from a cool local brewery.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grunewald
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - poured from a 650ml bottle into a tulip glass. It's cloudy tinted yellow with a white head. The head leaves spatters of lacing settles to a ring around the glass.

S - lots of flower/ester, light citrus and light spice

T - citrus hits right away, once settled a dry malty wheat flavor presents itself, then yeast flavors and a light hop finish with citrus details

M - high carbonation, medium-thin body and semi dry finish

D - refreshing

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of canucklehead
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a very citrus like nose. This is a very fruity wit with lots of citrus on the finish and a light bubbly feel to the mouthfeel. I like the way this tastes like warm weather in a bottle. No lack of flavour here as this Wit ups the fruit notes.

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Photo of Sherryg
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Creamy and fruity with a light yeast taste. Goes down very easy. Highly recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of ZachT
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 1/2" of white head with fine bubbles which receded quickly over cloudy honey coloured liquid.

S: Yeast, pine, and honey. A smell very typical of German Witbiers.

T: Somewhat bitter up front with the taste of orange peel which transitions into a taste reminiscent of a whole wheat kaiser bun with a nice clean finish.

M: Medium thickness and a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: A good Witbier that is better tasting than many of the German representatives of the style I have had in the past.

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White Bark Ale from Driftwood Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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