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Bridge Burner Special Reserve Ale - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Not Rated.
Bridge Burner Special Reserve AleBridge Burner Special Reserve Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

367 Ratings

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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 13
Gots: 29 | 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:
Beer added by: cokes on 06-27-2008

No notes at this time.
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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
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!

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3.63/5  rDev -5%
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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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.

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Bridge Burner Special Reserve Ale from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.