Crooked Coast Altbier | Driftwood Brewery

Crooked Coast AltbierCrooked Coast Altbier
BA SCORE
75.5%
Liked This Beer
3.89 w/ 106 ratings
Crooked Coast AltbierCrooked Coast Altbier
BEER INFO

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

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by the original Alt-style beer of Dusseldorf, Crooked Coast brings together the aromas of German noble hops and Munich malt to produce a very refreshing and mellow ale that is the perfect companion on any shape of coast.

Added by ritzkiss on 05-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,069
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
106
Liked:
80
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
10.54%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of goalie35
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Handsome shade of dark amber brew with a pile of creamy foam and lots of lacing in the tall Timmermans goblet. Such a nice sudsy mouthfeel.

This has that interesting musty and walnut taste that makes me think of the Old World. A bitterish aftertaste takes this out of the flabby Marzen realm. Sort of a watery body but modestly malty. An herbal hop flavor, I wouldn't call it Noble.

A decent gulp with a mellow taste. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the BC Liquor Store in Ladner.

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Photo of BcCraft710
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corson
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seangibbs60
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of schnarr84
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of scameron
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CWVegas
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of g4g2008
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jrenihan
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed a few pints on tap at the Irish Times pub in Victoria, BC. A clear red-bronze amber beer with an inch or so of white head. Nose is quite fruity, almost evokes some banana along with mealy apples or pears, light molasses, vanilla, soap, and a characteristic noble hop floral note. The aroma was a tad estery for the style but pleasing enough. The style guidelines do translate quite well on the palate. This is a crisp, dry, bitter ale with some citrus, toasted caramel, and mineral notes. Very quenching and tart, with rather minimal sweetness (although I do get a hint of molasses kiss candy or perhaps saltwater taffy). Sourish crab apple, bitter orange peel, herbal bitters, and gooseberry flit in and out, is that some American hop in the form of faint grapefruit and pine? Fairly high carbonation and thin, well-attenuated body that reminds one of a lager. Finishes quite clean, with a refined bitterness and echoes of citrus and chalk. Really quite a wonderful alt even if the nose threw me off for a moment. Classic session brew that drinks well but manages to hold one's attention over the course of several pints.

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Photo of Beervana
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Hoptron_3000
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of bylerteck
2.59/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle at Luxalune in Winnipeg. From notes.

A - Copper our with good carbonation. One finger of off white head gone fast leaving no lace and no retention.

S - Toffee, toasty. Mild.

T - Dr Pepper, toffee, no real hops. Really mild.

M - Strong carbonation, light body, mildly dry finish.

O/D - Huh? Such a weak beer for what I expected. Flavour wasn't great and the feel was thinner than it should've been. Tame best describes this one. You'd expect more hops for a West Coast take on the style.

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Photo of souvenirs
3.26/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured from a 650ml bottle.

A: slightly cloudy golden brown with less than a finger of head and visible carbonation.
S: Yum! Fruity hops and some sweetness.
T: Not bad, but I mostly just taste bitterness. Some grassy hops. I was expecting more complexity.
F: Decent. Nothing to complain about here.

Would I buy it again? Nope. I'm surprised, I expected to like this more.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of IanSpindler
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of leaddog
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours a cloudy copper with half a finger of bubbly beige head.

Smell- Caramalts, toasted grains, hint of leafy hops.

Taste- Caramalts followed by a nice punch from the leafy hops and some toasted grains.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

Overall- An enjoyable altbier by Driftwood. There was a nice balance between the hops and malts, however, if there were something else that would give this brew a little more depth it would be even better.

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Crooked Coast Altbier from Driftwood Brewery
Beer rating: 75.5% out of 100 with 106 ratings
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