Coastal Lager | Spindrift Brewing Co.

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3.83/5
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13 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spindrift Brewing Co.
Nova Scotia, Canada
spindriftbrewing.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our German-style Festbier is a full-flavoured hopped amber lager. Upfront sweet malt and spicy rye are balanced by the pronounced orange and earthy flavours of Mandarina Bavaria hops. Bottom-fermented with patience for a crisp, clean finish. We’re putting craft back into lagers.

Added by Sathanas on 11-10-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,781
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
13
pDev:
6.79%
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of ewpass
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber with a smallish head. Malty nose with spicy rye notes. Medium-light body with crisp, tangy hoppiness on the tongue. Good drinkability.

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Photo of ludachris
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Its golden amber body is brilliantly clear. Nearly three fingers of fluffy white head rests on top of this beautiful looking lager. It retains well, leaving thick chunky legs of lace behind.

Fresh, fleshy dough and biscuit are accented by honeyed graham cracker and caramel. Malted rye adds some light spice and weight. Its hop character is both grassy and herbal with a touch of orange peel.

The rye plays a bigger role in the taste, starting off rich and spicy. Honey, caramel, and fresh biscuit are laid out underneath. Bitterness soon follows and comes in just shy of astringent as it lingers past the finish. It's grassy and leafy with a stern dryness from the rye.

This sits comfortably on medium bodied. Slightly below average level of CO2 with a dry finish. The weight comes from both the rye and malt driven Maillard sweetness.

Overall a great, clean and balanced lager with plenty of complexity. My only complaint is the perceived bitterness in the finish being too dry and sharp for my personal taste.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A surprisingly flavourful brew courtesy of my in-laws who recently returned from the east coast. Spicy rye and nutty bread with grassy hops and toasted grains lingering alongside a hint of bitter citrus rind. Well crafted lager indeed.

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Photo of halivera
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdm9465
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lewnanny
3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is not an attractive beer to me. the hop presence is to much accentuated for me.

The IBU is 30, but taste like it was much more.

I like the smell but the taste is not attractive to me, too much hop.

This 5.0% ABV beer was serve in a 473ml can.

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Photo of CurtisD
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jfreeze
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mousel
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear, amber body with an inch high, pearly white head. The smell is fairly faint, but what comes through are nice, light malts and floral hop aromas. The taste is very complex, with the grain and hops intertwining to form a wonderful bitterness. The feel following that is smooth, with the bitterness lasting a little while after, making it something good for curries and other bolder foods. Overall I really enjoy this one, and would buy it much more often if the price were a little less in NL.

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Photo of MattCampbell
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sathanas
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sent to me by Lee Russell, the King of BeerTube. A orange, slightly hazy body with a bright white, bubbly head. Huge hop notes for a lager. A bit of caramel, toffee, biscuit maltiness, tropical and citrus fruits. Huge pine and earthy hoppiness. A crisp, clean beer from an up and coming NS brewery.

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Coastal Lager from Spindrift Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 13 ratings