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Bridge Burner Special Reserve Ale - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Bridge Burner Special Reserve AleBridge Burner Special Reserve Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

316 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 316
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 316 | Reviews: 158 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by LittleDon:
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LittleDon

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Save this one for dessert or when the weather is cooler weather. Strong bodied with lots of fruit, plums in particular. It had been sitting in the beer fridge for about four months, so it may have lost any hop characteristics, as there were very little to be found. A pleasant drink, nonetheless. Think a tawny port, but with less than half the ABV, less sweet, and darker. Fluffy head and an aroma that matches its flavor. Medium high carbonation make this one fun drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 21:19:48 | More by LittleDon
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5%

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02-23-2014 04:55:40 | More by _phil_d
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-17-2014 01:35:29 | More by jdkitchi
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New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly really good, not normally a lake front fan. Nice grapefruit aroma with a bit of pine. Deep russet hue. Medium bodied, a little slick, bright back end hop character with enough sweet caramel malt to balance. Almost bitter sweet. Some dried fruit notes A nice little find. Bitterness is clean and refreshing, alcohol is well hidden, flavors are well blended and concise.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 02:33:30 | More by jtierney89
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours caramel-colored with a thick light tan head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is fruity, spicy and resinous with caramel and some black pepper.

The taste is big on booze - black pepper and caramel. The hop character is big on pine/resin with some citric/tropical fruits. It has a sweet finish with a dry aftertaste.

It is medium bodied and somewhat sticky. Hot.

This is a strong strong ale. Booze is certainly forward. By the name and style, though, it's to be expected. If you're in the mood for a strong sipper, this is a solid choice!

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 01:24:33 | More by jwc215
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Oregon

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Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This one is smooth with a hop malt balance. Smooth means "silky" in the mouthfeel. The flavors are well blended. It poured well and it made a pretty carbonated greeting. it's balanced, but not idiosyncratic. I want to rave, but it's just good.

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01-22-2014 00:58:18 | More by faernt
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Nebraska

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Indiana

3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, deep red color with thick, off-white head. Nice lacing. The head appears to want to move into the guest bedroom as it shows no signs of leaving anytime soon.

Smells like a Scottish ale - caramel, dark fruit. There's also some hops there but this one is definitely all about the malt. Those beautiful hops have been dominated.

Taste is caramel, followed by raisins and a nice bitter hop finish. I'm also picking up something spicey as it warms, but i can't quite identify it. Nicely carbonated for the style. Full bodied and smooth. Nice brew to warm up with on a cold winter day. Not too boozy either at 8%.

Overall, this is a solid beer and it's definitely worth a try if you like smooth, malty brews. I don't know that I'd pick it up again, but i'm not disappointed in it either.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 18:35:21 | More by PhilDaBrewer
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Bridge Burner Special Reserve Ale from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.