MN Tan - Lift Bridge Brewery

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mothman on 06-22-2009)
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Photo of GarbageMan
1.25/5  rDev -66.2%

Photo of msjacilynn
2.7/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Review from old notes: 7/21/10

A: hazy yellow with a tint of orange/pink.

S: tart fruit and sugars.

T: whoa...could not get beyond the tart.

M: medium and overly carbonated.

D: sorry, but this was not for me. way too tart would not pick up again. gave the 3 extras away.

Photo of mhaugo
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of blackearth
2.98/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on-tap at Stub and Herbs in Minneapolis, MN. Served in a snifter this beer yielded a pale pinkish to red body with no foam. Aroma was tart citrus fruit. Light bodied mouthfeel with tart fruit flavors. Not bad for a fruit beer, but not my favorite style.

Photo of jera1350
2.98/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at The Happy Gnome.

No head or lacing at all. Ruby red color.

Grainy with light fruity lingonberries.

Bitter fruit from the lingonberries. Tart and uncomplex. Styrafoam taste here. Not sure if it's from the berries, but it's not that great. This isn't what I had in mind from a triple.

Thin and flat. No carbonation at all. Less than medium bodied. Very dry finish.

My first beer from Lift Bridge and I'm very disappointed. Reminded me of a non-carbonated wine cooler. Maybe I had a bad glass, but I'll stay away from this one for now.

Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat with some unidentified berry notes. The flavor is similar, with a lot of berry character complimented by the wheat. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. There is nothing bad about the beer, but nothing too exciting.

Photo of BrianPlatz
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of rocklibster
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of KarlHungus
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a cloudy orange color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of yeast, and berries. It is pleasant, but very simple lacking any sort of nuance. The taste is similar to the aroma with the addition of some tangerine in the finish. The alcohol is rather prominent too in an unwelcome sort of way. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a rather disappointing beer. I don't dislike it, but i certainly don't like it either. I would most likely pass on drinking it again though.

Photo of Mdog
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy yellow-gold, fading head.

Smell: Yeasty, cloves, hint of berries.

Taste: Tangy berry flavor dominates, some bready-yeasty flavors.

Drinkability: Too tart and not enough sweetness for a tripel.

Picked up a single to give this one a try, I like tripels and I want to support local brewing. Unfortunately this reminded me way too much of the fruit-infused wheat beers that Samuel Adams comes out with every year. I liked some of those, but am not a fan of lingonberries.

Photo of pdoran10
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a clear golden orange color with very little head at all. Smells of acidic fruit a hint of belgian yeast. smell is subdued. flavor is acidic lingenberries (think really tart unripened raspberries) up front with a very slight belgian yeast and spice qualty finishing up. seems like the base ingredients for this tripel are lacking in amount and taste. mouthfeel is fine, a smooth triple, refreshing in your mouth. very quaffable. could drink a lot of these, but their flavor isnt excellent.

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of PurpleCloud
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Golden color, lacking head, slight white ring around glass from carbonation.

S: Fruity nose, little hops, some wheat as well.

T: A fruity, berry taste, a bit tart though, followed by a medium level wheat taste that is alright.

M: Smooth, but with a dry.

D: Sweet, but not too bad, ABV is kind of high more than a couple.

Overall: Minnesota Tan is a good Belgian Tripel worth trying. I liked the color and appearance and smell. The taste was a bit tart, perhaps too much berry flavor, but the wheat followed nicely. Not bad at all, but not great either.

Photo of CPeterson
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A -- Pours a golden nondescript golden that wouldn't be indicative of the lingonberry that the beer is brewed with...interesting. A nice head that breaks into a a thin skim and almost no lacing.

S -- Smells of sweet malt, yeast and fruit.

T -- A nice sweet / sour pair that reflects the fruit and the malt nicely, fading into a dryness that would reflect a traditional tripel. Not terribly complex, but decently tasty.

M -- Light, airy and slightly resinous. Not as cloyingly sweet as most trips.

D -- As far as tripels are concerned, I would weigh this as being very drinkable for the style as the sourness of the fruit balances the sweetness. However, not anything I would race back to the store for to buy it by the case.

Photo of CHSLBrew
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A-Hazed golden beer, just a bit of a darker "tan" hue. Head didn't really produce out of the bottle.

S-Lots of berry tartness over a bit of yeasty, Belgian-esque aroma.

T-Tart berry, slightly vegetal, is dominating over the rest of the beer's character. This somewhat detracts from this beer, but I also realize that this is what the brewer intended when using such a tart berry. Going on, the beer underneath displays yeasty, clovey flavors, with a hint of something sweet. However, as I stated, these traditionally tripel characteristics are largely overshadowed by the berry tartness.

M-Lighter-medium body carries this beery-ful summer beer well. Carbonation is somewhat higher level, but quite smooth.

D-This category is difficult for this one. It's an intriguing beer, but it's main intriguing characteristic, the tartness of the lingonberries, proves to make this one a little bit less "drinkable." Still, I give it props for what it accomplishes.

Photo of nijo1833
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of laymansbeerfan
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of motorhed
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of AnalogErik
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of TEdubbaD
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Beerlover
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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MN Tan from Lift Bridge Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.