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Lift Bridge Brown Ale - Keweenaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Keweenaw Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Reportedly the widest and heaviest double-decked lift bridge in the world, the Portage Lake Lift Bridge connects the cities of Houghton and Hancock here in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. So get a lift from this American Brown Ale; a rich, dark brown color, complex malt flavor with hints of chocolate and caramel and a mild hop finish.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 03-03-2008)
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Excellent white lacing and decent white foam. Carbonation is extra active and bubble. Bright beautiful ruby Red. My only issue is that it is red and not brown...

Smell: Roasted toffee and nuts. Very fresh as well and slightly mineral-like.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Bitter lemon rind with a sweet caramel finish. A bit too bitter and first, but it mellows out nicely in the finish with a honey-like mouthfeel. Overall, the mouthfeel is a tad thin, but much better at the end.

Overall Drinkability: A beer that just gets better.

tjsdomer2, Mar 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is only available in cans. For this review I poured it into a pint glass, but I often drink from the can and it is just as good.

A - A nice copper/brown color with a little bit of head that eventually disappears.

S - The description on the can itself says that it has "hints of caramel and chocolate" and you can certainly detect hints of them in the aroma.

T - The taste is amazing, there is no bitterness at all, it is very smooth. You can also taste the chocolate and caramel that are noted as ingredients, along with the obvious nut flavor that a brown should have, making this not only a very easy drink, but a very delicious one too.

Overall, this is the best beer I've had. The taste is the best part, as it should be. I love that there is no bitterness and that it has hints of sweets to give it such a good flavor.

ZeekLTK, Mar 23, 2014
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2.86/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. can given to me as a sample from a distributor. Aggressively poured into a shaker pint... really more of a very dark amber than brown, with a thin off-white head and little retention. Decent amounts of thin lacing.

Aroma is very light. Caramel/maple, roasted grains. A little bit of a crackery type flavor as well. Even these are pretty thin.

Slightly sweet, mildly nutty flavor. Profile is very thin. Hint of spicy hoppiness.

Light-medium body, well carbonated. Very slick and oily mouthfeel that's just a tad chewy.

Meh. This isn't a bad beer, it's just not a good one. Very thin in flavor and mouthfeel. Easy to drink, but then again so is water. I'm glad this was a free sample, because I wouldn't pay for it.

Phocion, Dec 19, 2013
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Lift Bridge Brown Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.