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Biscotti - Lift Bridge Brewery

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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mistofminn on 01-12-2009)
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Reviews by kojevergas:
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kojevergas

Texas

3.13/5  rDev -12.1%

750ml brown glass bottle with foiled over pressure cap served into a Guinness goblet in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are fairly high.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger beige-khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, and good retention. Body colour is a vibrant amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Cream, biscuit malt, pine, hints of citrus (maybe). An average strength aroma. No yeast or alcohol is detectable.

T: Nicely bretty in terms of yeast. Fairly malty and enjoyable. Little yeast character. Balanced and enjoyable, but a bit underwhelming in terms of complexity. I do like it, but it's lacking. Doesn't taste like biscotti much. A hint of white pepper.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Fairly carbonated. Thickness is good. Lacks sufficient presence on the palate. Complements the aroma pretty well.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but still features room for improvement. I'd have it again, but it's not fantastic for the style.

C+

12-24-2012 05:44:53 | More by kojevergas
More User Reviews:
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.

Appearance: Orangish-red with nice off-white head and some lacing.

Smell: Sweet, fruity (cherry, plum, banana), boozy, and spicy (clove, cardamon). Some light mead-like characteristics.

Taste: More muted than the aroma and not as sweet. There are a lot of fruity notes (notably cherry and plum) with strong toasted malts, honey, and lemon pepper from the Grains of Paradise. Some very light Belgian yeast flavors. There are a lot of flavors going on here, but it is all a little muddled other than the Grains of Paradise.

Feel: Thick, full body that is somewhat chalky. Pretty dry throughout.

Overall: Pretty good, but could certainly use some tweaking to make the flavors stand out more.

01-07-2012 02:11:43 | More by bsp77
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

09-29-2012 04:37:28 | More by NilocRellim
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MattyG85

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%

Poured from 750 ml bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and hazy copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that fades into a thin patchy layer. Decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: An interesting mix of Belgian yeast and sweet caramel malts. Quite a bit of spices with hints of clove, anise, cinnamon, and ginger. Subtle aroma of fruits with hints of bananas and dark plums, figs, and raisins. Light hint of earthy hops. Kind of smells like a spiced barleywine.

Taste: A spicy and fruity blend. Belgian yeast and caramel malts up front are followed by a good mix of fruits. Hints of banana, cherry, figs, plums, and raisins. The other spices really come through towards the finish with notes of clove, cinnamon, ginger, and a quite noticeable kick of anise. Also some hints of vanilla and earthy hops. Flavors really come through stronger as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and somewhat syrupy. Finishes fairly dry.

Overall: A pretty interesting and tasty experiment with a Belgian style. Th spices blend in well without overwhelming the subtle fruits.

03-25-2012 05:50:57 | More by MattyG85
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optimator705

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-19-2014 23:38:58 | More by optimator705
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4four4

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-25-2014 00:46:39 | More by 4four4
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -4.5%

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a standard clear pint glass.

Appearance: Deep clear golden/amber color with a one finger beige foam head. Foam faded quickly but left some sticky lacing behind.

Smell: Not much on the nose, some faint malts and a little spice...but both were very subdued.

Taste: At first it seemed very plain and malty, like a watered down wheat beer or scotch ale. But after it warmed to nearly room temperature, the flavors of the spices start to come out more and it has a unique wheaty and spicy flavor. It says to serve it at 50 degrees, so maybe we started with it too cold.

Mouth feel: Good medium body with crisp carbonation.

Overall: Drink this one served barely chilled or at room temps to get the most from the unique flavors. It's a decent and unique beer, but probably something I wouldn't seek out again. I'd drink it with no problem if someone offered one...after letting it warm up quite a bit first.

01-20-2012 00:30:10 | More by ChopperSmith
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leschkie

California

2/5  rDev -43.8%

02-29-2012 03:20:43 | More by leschkie
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deliriumfest

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +15.2%

Consumed on 1/7/09

Served on tap. Poured into a 10oz snifter with a little white head that dissipated instantly. Had a spicy and malty aroma with a taste that pretty much fit the aroma add vanilla. The mouthfeel was medium and smooth which eluded to a high drinkability factor. Another great introductory offering from Lift Bridge. And although it doesn't taste as much like biscotti as I had hoped, it's still good enough to just keep on drinking.

01-13-2009 03:55:17 | More by deliriumfest
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Crass3000

Minnesota

2.6/5  rDev -27%

Pours out a nice ruby-red in color with a huge, three-finger, white head with good retention.

Smell is some nice sweet caremal malts, maybe a LITTLE banana, an really nothing else I cn smell.
Taste is a little sweet too be sure with some strange funk. Not funk in the Belgian sense but just funky and not really good tasting. Mouthfeel is nice and full. Overall not a beer I would suggest or buy again. I think they did well with their spices in the Commander. I think they tried and hoped to repeat the awesomeness that was the commander with different spices. Really just didn't work. However GLAD I have a commander downstairs. Good brewery in it's infancy I think.

01-03-2012 11:13:59 | More by Crass3000
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +4.8%

Big thanks goes out to MBrausen for sending me this one for the sole purpose of being able to tick it! Served from bottle into a Duvel Meyers tulip. Poured a deep yellow-orange with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, clove, bread, and subtle alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, clove, bread, fruit, subtle dark fruit, and very subtle alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. The aroma on this one really reminded me of a nice Belgian Pale Ale with a touch of alcohol. I really wish it would have been a little more complex than it was to keep the nose wondering what it was up to. The flavor however made up for this as it was quite nice and balanced and smooth. This fact made this brew quite easy to drink and enjoyable. Worthy of trying if you get the chance or just want to tick it.

02-05-2012 17:04:10 | More by thagr81us
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morimech

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev +2.5%

Light copper color with just over one finger of head that settled quickly to a thin cap. Just light lacing is left on the glass.

Smells enticing. The Belgian yeast and added spices do their best to win me over. Some dark fruit and vanilla as well. More estery with phenols just starting to peak through.

But those phenols, something that dominates almost every American attempt of Belgian styles, takes over. The honey attempts to add some sweetness. There is a battle for the tastebuds going on with the fruity and the spicy. It just seems muddled. Some good flavors but I am just not a fan of the phenols.

Good body and nicely carbonated. A good job with the bottle conditioning.

A good effort but not as good as it should be. Definately worth trying and my first since they moved brewing to their home location.

01-08-2012 20:02:43 | More by morimech
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-19-2013 06:06:45 | More by bigbeers84
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syrupjoe

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%

"1 pint 9.4 Fl. Oz." bottle into snifter. Enjoying at home after framing in a bedroom and eating some shrimp tacos. Pours a dark honey-amber flavor with 1.5 finger almost white head that settles but continues to exist.

Nose: Fig, dark cherries, cinnamon, raison, clove, ginger. Not a super potent nose.

Taste: Cherry, fig, bread, cinnamon, slight vanilla. Not overly pungent, and not overly dark.

Low carbonation with smooth mouthfeel and sweet and cloying finish. Overall this is probably the lightest Belgian Dark I've had. It was very drinkable but lacked carbonation and didn't have a very strong bouquet. Would drink again, but probably won't seek out.

03-04-2012 01:29:18 | More by syrupjoe
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-17-2013 05:10:08 | More by MN_Beerticker
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-17-2012 21:18:58 | More by CWhite
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%

on tap in 12oz glass

A- pours a clear golden amber color with a 1finger white head that recedes to a small this whispy cap no lacing

S- was fruit and bread with hint of yeast, vanilla and spices

T- had a light fruit taste more than dark fruit i got bananas and apples pears with some cherry and plum, nice spice in the middle with some clove, vanilla baked bread

M- was light on the palate and fruity/ spicy with low carbonation, some hop bitterness

O-tasted like a golden ale to me on tap it was pretty good i have a bottle yet to open.try this one on tap if can

01-15-2012 22:39:50 | More by gatornation
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JALIEN

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-23-2013 19:50:35 | More by JALIEN
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-09-2014 03:03:43 | More by Cramerican
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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-07-2013 01:05:58 | More by jakea
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Dave2234

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-20-2014 04:19:04 | More by Dave2234
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mellowmark

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

01-11-2012 04:35:03 | More by mellowmark
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BarrelAgedBarry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-29-2012 00:22:21 | More by BarrelAgedBarry
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TheKOshow

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-10-2013 04:35:47 | More by TheKOshow
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sparx1100

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-28-2014 03:38:03 | More by sparx1100
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Biscotti from Lift Bridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.