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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

337 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 11
Gots: 15 | 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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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled Jan 30th, 2013
Bottle into snifter.

Opaque dark brown pour with a light tan thin cap floating on top. Lacing is spotty.

Sweet malts, dark fruit, slight booze, fresh cookies with a bitter pine finish.

Sweet malts, slight alcohol with a bitter wallop in the finish. Dark stone fruits with a touch of strawberries.

Light to medium body, medium carbonation with a sticky finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 00:20:58 | More by korguy123
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-09-2013 23:56:37 | More by spycow
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

03-09-2013 21:52:41 | More by RedAleMan
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

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

Bottled Jan 30, 2013.

Beer is dark maroon in colour, with a moderate to large sized light tan head. Good retention.

Dark fruit scents (red grape, fig), quite vinous. Alcohol is more noticeable than I would have expected. Bready malt and some grassy scents. A bit spicy.

Taste is lighter than expected- a thin body really affects the flavour for me. The dark fruit is there, with a dry, yeasty flavour. Bitterer than expected- grassy. A bit of booze.

Medium bodied, but feels very thin. Low carbonation. A bit sticky.

Overall, some nice aspects. but the body does not work and the flavours are a bit out of balance.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 21:19:29 | More by jrenihan
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

03-08-2013 14:00:08 | More by YamagamiTravis
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

03-06-2013 04:36:49 | More by WeissBoy
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bgibbard

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -47.5%

03-02-2013 12:56:23 | More by bgibbard
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-23-2013 21:12:23 | More by martyl1000
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casapy

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-07-2013 19:54:23 | More by casapy
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - A rusty red and brown with a 2 finger off white head. Excellent retention and lacing.

S - Some pine hops with a roasted malt and sweet caramel, brown sugar smell. Some dark fruit notes mixed in as well.

T - Up front is malt and roasted grain followed by a hop presence. I was hoping for more of a bold hop presence, but this beer stays on the sweeter side with caramel, brown sugar, biscuit and toffee. Hints of date and fig. Has a pine and spice finish,

M - Nice carbonation and is a somewhat thick and heavy, good for this style.

O - A pretty good offering from LFB, but it leaves me wanting more from it. A bit more assertive and not so safe in the hop/malt combination. LFB doesn't seem to take too many risks, which may be a good thing.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 17:44:56 | More by Ri0
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nuclearmeg

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5%

02-01-2013 02:38:37 | More by nuclearmeg
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thehead92

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

01-24-2013 04:02:53 | More by thehead92
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Strix

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reddish brown, nice initial head, some nice lacing.

Very malty nose, a cascade-type hop note.

Quite malty, a complex malt note with a bit of raisins, bread, and caramel and a mild grapefruit hop finish.

Mouthfeel rich and creamy.

An easy drinker for an 8% beer, this was nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 03:58:18 | More by Strix
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-17-2013 19:28:50 | More by imperialking
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iemailjack

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-08-2013 03:47:18 | More by iemailjack
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I aged this bottle for about a year before pouring it today.

I poured this bottle into a tulip style glass, and there was about three fingers of foam. This left some really nice lacing on the side of glass.

You get a decent amount of smoke in the nose. There is also some chocolate roast and a decent dose of malt.

The flavor had some decent coffee, malt, and smoke presence. I like the way that these flavors mix together.

This is a pretty good beer. I like what Milwaukee put together in this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 20:20:44 | More by ummswimmin
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bscalt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

12-24-2012 02:36:19 | More by bscalt
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sneaks2210

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-19-2012 04:25:30 | More by sneaks2210
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-09-2012 18:30:06 | More by 4ster
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mychalg9

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-19-2012 02:27:18 | More by mychalg9
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber thanks to the bigredone. Poured into a Lawson's tulip.

A- Pours a dark reddish brown mostly opaque but some translucency. About a half finger of light yellowish slightly brown head that leaves some light spotty lacing. Towards the end of the bottle there was definitely some yeast sedimentation. Decent consistently rising carbonation.

S- Caramel, malts, a little bit of evergreen from the hops, a little bit of booze that fits in well, about average aroma strength. Interesting smell, a little bit more hops then I was expecting.

T- Caramel, malts, some piney hops, lightly sweet, finishes with a lightly sweet caramel taste that lingers. Interesting, decently tasty, everything is balanced well and fits together smoothly.

M- Medium bodied, a little bit watery on the finish but nothing that impedes drinkability, nice carbonation, goes down very easily.

O- This was a nice strong ale. Nothing amazing that really stood out, but an easy to drink enjoyable strong ale that I could easily have again. I'd definitely recommend checking it out if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 22:35:49 | More by jaasen64
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DustyDust79


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-31-2012 00:19:53 | More by DustyDust79
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jklecko2

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5%

10-30-2012 18:59:28 | More by jklecko2
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OnWisconsin

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-30-2012 14:15:48 | More by OnWisconsin
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-23-2012 00:32:04 | More by TastyIsBeer
Bridge Burner Special Reserve Ale from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.