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Bridge Burner Special Reserve Ale - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Bridge Burner Special Reserve AleBridge Burner Special Reserve Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

362 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 12
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 06-27-2008)
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Photo of italianstallion
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scherbs
4.95/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smooth and complex-very drinkable with a surprisingly strong head

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3.72/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of bushbeer75
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle - bottled 12/19/13 printed on the shoulder of the bottle

Lakefront Bridge Burner a dark red amber color that produced a small 1/4-finger off-white rocky head. The head dissipated quickly to a ring of bubbly foam in my snifter. The nose is dominated by hops, floral and pine are also present. Upfront the taste is dominated by sweet caramel with brown sugar and dark fruits. Hops follow to provide a balance and a dry slightly bitter aftertaste. Alcohol produced a nice warming finish. Mouth feel is medium-full and slightly sticky with moderate carbonation.

Bridge Burner is a flavorful and drinkable strong ale. I'll sure have another!

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Starting temperature of about 45F but improved with warming.

Poured dark reddish-brown with a fine, creamy tan head than left exceptional lacing.

Aroma: surprisingly hoppy: More like an APA than an "amber ale". A solid mix of malts is also present. Hints of toffee, white pepper and other spices.

Flavor: about as hoppy as a typical APA, but with a robust medium- and dark-roasted malt base. Well-balanced and mildly spicy (hops).

Feel: light heat from the higher ABV but relatively smooth and soft. Medium+ body.

O: a well-crafted and tasty Imperial BPA (Brown Pale Ale).

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.32/5  rDev +13.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.52/5  rDev +18.6%

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4.6/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of jtw21
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of blange3
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruddy mahogany color with a soapy head and plenty of lace. Aroma is fully malty and has just a kiss if smoke. Reminds me of the smell of a mild aged scotch but of course faintly. In the taste, malty with some piney, resinous hops providing expert balance. Toast, caramel, brown sugar and hops. Disguises the alcohol very well. Full bodied with a soft carbonation, wasnt pouring well but drank just fine. Overall this is a smooth American Strong Ale, can hit with the best of them.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Bridge Burner Special Reserve Ale from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.