Biscotti - Lift Bridge Brewery
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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
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
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
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.
12-24-2012 05:44:53 | More by kojevergas
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
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
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
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
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
Biscotti from Lift Bridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.