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Biscotti - Lift Bridge Brewery

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81
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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

1.9/5  rDev -46.8%

Had this at the release last night.

Pours a butterscotch color. Very little head if any. Smell was mostly bread. Very muted on the nose. Pretty much zero carbonation. Tasted like a firkin beer from out of the bottle. Dead leaves. Just gross.

I was being kind and finished my 3oz pour at the party. Anywhere else that would have been a drain pour. Hopefully that was a fluke. I had it on tap once before and it was much better that time.

12-18-2011 16:58:08 | More by TheDudeRules
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leschkie

California

2/5  rDev -44%

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

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -30%

06-11-2012 23:11:35 | More by Hopstout
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Crass3000

Minnesota

2.6/5  rDev -27.2%

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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josephwa

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -23%

01-24-2013 16:51:04 | More by josephwa
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Herky21

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -23%

03-25-2013 12:46:37 | More by Herky21
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Mervjahn

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -23%

04-06-2013 03:23:09 | More by Mervjahn
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TheKOshow

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16%

02-10-2013 04:35:47 | More by TheKOshow
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maximum12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16%

Time to pull this one out of the fridge. Lift Bridge has lifted their game recently, so I'm optimistic. But a cookie beer?

Pour is golden/amber & appears slightly unfiltered, though there are no boogies in the bottle bottom. Smell is untamed & festive as a Christmas kitchen: most of the spice rack & vanilla drown out whatever beer bouquet one might imagine. Not easy to get down, the spicing & yeast makes this difficult to drink more than six or eight ounces of. Nip bottles?

Biscotti doesn't regale the taste buds like it does the nose. Taste flattens & dulls the best of the nose. Vanilla takes on an off-brand quality, the spicing is aggressive without adding much, & the Belgian yeast is like dumping weird on top of muddled. Strong banana in the end-game, again, muddled with other, darker fruits.

This is like a Welch's Juice Concoction gone wrong. Not bad by any means, but more of a beer with too much going on in the bottle & nothing to bring it all together. Mediocre, odd, & not terribly satisfying.

02-09-2012 03:44:49 | More by maximum12
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16%

02-29-2012 04:21:00 | More by Cyclone8
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Gamblor14

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16%

03-04-2013 04:27:51 | More by Gamblor14
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KAF

Iowa

3/5  rDev -16%

07-17-2014 02:22:19 | More by KAF
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16%

12-09-2013 05:05:18 | More by XmnwildX12
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kojevergas

Texas

3.13/5  rDev -12.3%

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
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biglobo8971

Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev -10.4%

being some what of a foodie, I was excited to try this beer. I had their Commander Barleywine and was amazed, and was hoping for some of the same quality in this brew. I didnt get it.
poured from bomber into tulip.
A- coppery in color, very thin head, with very little lacing. The lacing doesnt last between sips.
S- was too cold at first and I smelled absolutely nothing. Once it warmed up a bit, it started to open up. Can smell small hints of the vanilla, with a small hint of sweetness.
T - as with the smell, it had to warm up quite a bit to even get any of the tastes depicted on the bottle. Not impressed, solid made brew, just what was listed on the bottlle was not much in the taste.
M- very easy to drink, goes down easy with very little alcohol taste.
O - a solid made beer, just was not getting the tastes out of the beer described on the bottle. Really wished there was more vanilla and anise flavor.

01-09-2012 02:30:29 | More by biglobo8971
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9%

03-29-2012 18:11:50 | More by doucmehu
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9%

01-21-2014 16:53:32 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9%

05-24-2014 15:29:11 | More by PappyVans
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-26-2013 12:52:34 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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adrock7309

Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev -6.7%

Poured a 2011 bottle into a large snifter.

Poured a hazy orange body with a light tan one inch head. Head faded slowly with a bit of sticky lacing.

Was super excited byt the smell of this beer. Lots of good toasty biscuity malt with a pleasant sweet and spicy yeast charachter.

Taste was a bit dissapointing. It was overly yeast forward to the point where the malt and specialty grains/spices were next imperceptable. Was hoping for a bit more malt forward flavor with more obvious honey/anise.

Mouthfeel was ok but i thought a bit syrupy.

01-06-2012 21:07:13 | More by adrock7309
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ballenc

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -5.3%

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a deep orange color with brownish hints. Very thin head and no lacing so that is a bummer.

S - Given the description on the bottle, I was hoping for more - the Belgian notes start to come out a bit more as the beer warms but overall I didn't get much from it - some faint sweet toffee aroma along with some dried fruit but I had to really work at getting that.

T - A bit better than the smell but still somewhat lacking. I picked up the vanilla flavor more here than in the aroma. Definitely a Belgian-style with the flavor (somewhat spicy) but again not as bold as I was hoping for.

M - Thicker than I expected (which I appreciated), leaning a bit towards the syrupy side but not overly thick. Dry finish

O - My experiences with Lift Bridge brews have been hit and miss. I love the Saison but was not impressed with the Crosscut Ale. The Biscotti falls more towards the Crosscut - not a bad beer but not something I need to have again.

01-15-2012 16:51:41 | More by ballenc
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -4.8%

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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jera1350

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -4.8%

Pours out a peach hued copper color with a short head of tan foam that is very bubbly looking. Kind of a weird looking head. Leaves some sticky lacing however.

The nose gives some bubblegum with a bit of biscuit. Not much more than that going on.

Really not a whole lot going on in the flavor. Belgian yeast, some hop bitterness and bubblegum. Biscotti cookie? Uh, not getting it at all. Really just tastes like a straight up simple belgian ale. Some spicy yeast in the finish. Where is the vanilla and star anise?

Very dry with some prickly carbonation. Medium bodied.

I actually don't think this drinks that well. Really dry and the flavor is kind of one dimensional and boring to me. I had higher hopes especially after The Commander, but this just is not worth the $10/bottle price tag at all. Not a bad beer, just didn't do anything for me really.

12-31-2011 23:40:59 | More by jera1350
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optimator705

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-17-2012 21:18:58 | More by CWhite
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Biscotti from Lift Bridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.