Spindrift Brewing Co. – Coastal Lager

  Nova Scotia’s newest brewery, Spindrift Brewing Co., located in Dartmouth, NS, has just launched its first beer this week. Coastal Lager is an amber lager described as a Festbier and is not your everyday lager.

From the brewery: Coastal Lager is a bright amber lager that has unique toasted and earthy qualities. This German-style Festbier converges speciality European and Canadian malts with noble German hops to create a natural clean finsih that can only by obtained by using the traditional lagering process.

Appearance: Clear, golden-amber with a creamy big off-white head. Lacing on the glass last to the last drop.

Aroma: The aroma is sweet with beautiful caramel malt richness. Slight hints of dark tree fruit with no notable hops.

Taste: The caramel malt in the nose doesn’t shine in the flavour, which is dominated more by the bitterness. The German hops give a earthy-floral finish with just slight spiciness. The caramel/toasty flavour comes in on the backend of the flavour leaving a lovely finish on the palate and draws the flavours all together.

Mouthfeel: A fairly light bodied beer with just the right amout of carbonation to keep it light and easy drinking.

Overall: Very well done. Clean and dry with a wonderful finish. This is a beer that can be consumed by the litre and probably should be. Execlent showing for this new brewey’s first showing. Can’t wait to see what Spindrift does next.


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