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Chestnut Hill - Lift Bridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mothman on 12-18-2009)
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kojevergas

Texas

3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with unremarkable label art and unbranded pry-off pressure cap served into a stem-tulip in low altitude Minneapolis, MN. Reviewed live. Expectations are average. "Ale brewed with cinnamon and allspice."

Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a half finger wide head of light khaki colour. Head retention is average at best - about 1 minute. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a very dark cola with vague amber hues. Nontransparent/opaque. No yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it doesn't look much like a brown ale. Not unique or special. No egregious flaws here.

Sm: Caramel. Brown malt. Toffee. Cinnamon. Chocolate malt. Allspice. An aroma of light strength.

No yeast character or hop character is detectable. An inoffensive aroma of light strength.

T: Brown malts, vague nuts - almond, walnut, etc. Limited cream. Pecan. Light caramelization. Build is loosely cohesive, but certainly not gestalt. Decently balanced. Probably too sweet. Clean.

No yeast character, hop character, or alcohol comes through.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Okay complexity. Not much subtlety. No intricacy or nuance.

Mf: Smooth, wet, approachable, unrefreshing, and decently thick. Decent body. A biteen syrupy. Suits the flavour profile in a general sense.

Not oily, boozy, hot, gushed, astringent, harsh, syrupy, or thin/watery.

Dr: Downable but forgettable. I wouldn't get it again. A decent little brown ale, but I wouldn't recommend it to friends or trade partners. Not Lift Bridge's strongest work. I'll easily finish this glass, but I don't want another. I've had far better.

Low C+

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 20:25:00 | More by kojevergas
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MNPikey

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

11-23-2013 22:03:22 | More by MNPikey
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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-22-2013 18:06:35 | More by pourmeadrink
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-31-2013 21:23:40 | More by AnalogErik
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vikinghorn

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-27-2013 15:54:42 | More by vikinghorn
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BeardedAllen

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-11-2013 14:03:19 | More by BeardedAllen
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-29-2013 00:19:10 | More by Dactrius
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

09-22-2013 03:08:26 | More by Beerlover
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RockinRob925

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-15-2013 16:47:02 | More by RockinRob925
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-16-2013 15:00:36 | More by Wetenkamp
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Rick778

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-03-2013 23:01:29 | More by Rick778
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-26-2013 12:52:54 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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HardWater

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-08-2013 13:35:26 | More by HardWater
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opwog

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-26-2013 23:04:06 | More by opwog
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heytomcat

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

06-18-2013 21:50:09 | More by heytomcat
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-19-2013 17:11:50 | More by plumcrazyfx
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chestnut Hill pours a dark brown color, with a nice tan head. The aroma has just a very slight nutty sweetness to it. The taste is lacking, just hints of a roasted malt, mostly flavorless, but not bad tasting. Easy to drink, but weak flavors. Overall a pretty average brown, weak in flavors, but its certainly not a bad beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2013 21:23:29 | More by vette2006c5r
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-26-2013 02:01:40 | More by capuchinpilates
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-29-2013 01:53:25 | More by t0rin0
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

03-25-2013 02:09:47 | More by wisrarebeer
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Joey1566

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-17-2013 17:41:51 | More by Joey1566
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TheKOshow

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

02-10-2013 04:36:42 | More by TheKOshow
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ebenicr

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-28-2013 04:12:42 | More by ebenicr
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josephwa

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-24-2013 16:50:35 | More by josephwa
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zeff80

Missouri

3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured a clear chestnut color with a one-finger, khaki colored head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled nutty with some caramel notes.

T - It tasted nutty and spicy with a nice malty finish.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is an interesting brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 21:23:40 | More by zeff80
Chestnut Hill from Lift Bridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.