Lift Bridge Brewery

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Lift Bridge Brewery
Minnesota, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #362
Ranked #24,629
3.67 | pDev: 13.35%
Sep 30, 2021
May 10, 2014
Notes: A crisp and bright carefree sipper, perfectly balanced with smooth pale malt and mild herbal noble hops. Any day can become your Getaway.
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I got a few cans of this beer from a mixed 12pck that I got at a beer store in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had very subtle hints of grain. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with crisp light malt and subtle saaz finish hops. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a great beer.
Sep 30, 2021
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a clear, light golden color with a strong white head. SRM of 7. (4.00)

Aroma: Mild aromas of yeast upfront. Some German bread in the middle and smooth bready finish.

Flavor: Initial flavor is of some faint lemon and yeast upfront. The yeast is strongand somewhatdrying, which turns into a full and smooth bready malt flavor. Finishes malty on the end.

Feel: Medium to full-bodied. Strong carbonation and yeast. Yet a larger malty body to allow the beer to finish somewhat sweet.

Compared to Pryes Pragmatic Pils 8/19/21: Pours a slightly lighter color. Similar aromas. More yeast and bread. Less floral and bitter. More malty, larger, and smoother.

Compared to Bahaus Wonderstuff 8/20/21: Pours a similar color, milder head. Similar aromas. More yeast, dry cracker. Less lemon, and bread malt.

Overall: A pretty standard pilsner here. Pours a nice color. The usual aromas. Faint lemon with a yeasty and bready malt finish. Somewhat larger body and finishes bready. Maybe this was leans toward a more Czech-style pilsner with the malts here. Drinkable and nice, but nothing extraordinary. (Current Rating: 3.71)
Aug 19, 2021
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a light golden yellow color with a white head. Noble hops with some grassy herbal note. Crisp mouth feel with some grain and grass. Easy drinking .
Apr 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Thanks Eric.
This was poured into a pilsner glass.
The appearance was a semi-milky yellow color, some transparency, small sheet of a white foamy head settling off at a decent pace. Not much lace, somewhat speckled here and there.
The aroma had some sweet corn, dried biscuity malts, and dried grassy hops. Subtle grains and lemon round out the back end.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side pushing the hops pretty much out of the picture here. The more I taste, the sweeter it gets. And the aftertaste definitely has a huge sweetness to it, somewhat grainy and with a certain degree of corn.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed alright. Finish had some corn sweetness, slight grains, and grassiness.
Overall, odd pilsner to me. Thankful that I got to try but probably wouldn't necessarily reach for if I lived in the distro of this beer.
Jun 12, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

Mar 08, 2018
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Reviewed by garymuchow from Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Grainy and floral aroma. A little herbal. Yeast at first but it leaves.
Full dense white head. Pale golden body that approaches clear.
Nice hop presence from the get go but never too much and bitterness stays in check. Bitterness lays on the tongue along with a slight tartness which also hits the cheeks. Good balance of hops with the grainy malt flavors.
Solid lager bit and crispness. Smooth and appropriately light feel.
This is good. A tartness shows in time, but better that than too much bitterness. Clean.
Jan 18, 2018
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Reviewed by cuttlery from Minnesota

2.79/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Pours light golden in color. Approximately a finger width head poured into a beer glass. Not a fan of this, reminds me of a bud lite with less carbonation, tastes like a Hamms. Does not taste like a Pilsner at all to me at least in the sense I am used to. Nothing special about this at all, and I can get cheaper beers that taste the same.
Aug 09, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by HopliteMpls612 from Minnesota

Jun 26, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by ParnellJoseph1138 from Minnesota

May 08, 2016
Rated: 4.72 by ta_hagen from Minnesota

Mar 26, 2016
Rated: 2.75 by Hopstout from Minnesota

Mar 05, 2016
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Reviewed by AleMan66 from Minnesota

3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
I poured this from a bottle into a clear teardrop beer glass. It's very light colored and clear with a one finger white head. It's a nice taste but I don't taste the apple that others taste. I'd prefer a bit more carbonation. I'd buy it again though. It would be a good summer beer and a good one to keep on hand for others who don't like their beers as chewy as I do.
Feb 22, 2016
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Reviewed by jdseltzer from Illinois

2.28/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
I have read the other reviews about this beer and I am scratching my head. It almost seemed more like a light beer or light Ale than a Pilsner. My guess there are too many Ale drinkers rating this.
Nov 03, 2015
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Reviewed by egrapplesberg

3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Twelve ounce bottle, can't find a date. Poured into pint glass. Yellow and lots of carb bubbles with tiny head. Smell is bread, apple and honey. Feel and taste are smooth, refreshing biscuit with apple. Good beer. Cheers!
Oct 29, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by MattMorin from Illinois

Oct 26, 2015
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Reviewed by Wer34truh from Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75
A light, but clear, golden appearance with subtle carbonation. A one finger head, which dissipates quickly.

The smell has a lot of malt and sweet apple.

This very much tastes like a beery apple cider. The most unique flavor is of apple, with a distinct malt flavor in the background. The feel is quite light, which fits the style well.

All in all, I could see this being a very enjoyable summer beer. Despite being a lager, this has clear notes of both malt and apple. A pilsner with attitude, something which is surely lacking.
Oct 03, 2015
Rated: 3.87 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Sep 06, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by CJCouillard from Minnesota

Sep 05, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Aug 31, 2015
Rated: 3 by jpuetz from South Dakota

Aug 06, 2015
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Reviewed by BrewRaider from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is one of my favorite US-produced pilsners. Great all-malt body, crisp hop bite, but very drinkable on a hot day in July. Well balanced, and well done.
Jul 28, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by ryancl from Minnesota

Jun 23, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl
L: Pours brilliant gold under a thin white foam cap. S: Resiny piney hops and light grains. Some citrus.
T: Light sweet grains with bread and faint biscuit.
F: Clean, crisp finish with medium carbonation, medium light body.
O: A summer lawnmower beer of good quality.
Jun 04, 2015
Rated: 3.58 by JohnSnowNW from Minnesota

May 25, 2015
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Rated by NickSMpls from Washington

3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A good, if unremarkable, lager. Good for the deck on a warm afternoon. Easy to drink, very pale. It could use a little more carbonation.
Apr 20, 2015
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Reviewed by Czequershuus from Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
This is a rather nice middle of the road Pilsner. I generally prefer a little more hoppiness, but this is really solid and balanced. A great summer tipple.
Mar 14, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by ovaltine from Indiana

Mar 12, 2015
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Rated by heytomcat from Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Just ok. Not a lot of hop character
Mar 10, 2015
Rated: 4.05 by WMbeer from Minnesota

Mar 05, 2015
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Rated by kraticus41 from Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Hard to get excited about. Solid but unspectacular.
Jan 27, 2015
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Rated by CraigP83 from Minnesota

4.64/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Lemon, Grainy, Easy drinking. This could easily take a place in my fridge as an everyday beer. Crowd pleaser for sure.
Jan 24, 2015
Rated: 4 by Showboat66 from Minnesota

Jan 21, 2015
Rated: 3.2 by kmanjohnson from California

Jan 09, 2015
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours from the can with a clear golden hue with rather modest head for the style; some splashy lacing lingers

Smell: Fresh baked bread with a grainy character; a spoonful of sugar and a touch of lemon also appear

Taste: Bready, up front, with a biscuity sweetness and a grainy character developing; grassy, with a hint of lemon, after the swallow; a bit of lager twang in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: An enjoyable pilsener, perhaps a tad too sweet; found this in the back of the fridge so the hops may have diminished somewhat over the six months or so since it was brewed

Thanks, DaftPatrick, for the opportunity
Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Localdrinklax from Wisconsin

Sep 04, 2014
Rated: 3 by Dave2234 from Minnesota

Aug 31, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Pug from Minnesota

Aug 29, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by MNBeerGeek from Minnesota

Aug 10, 2014
Getaway from Lift Bridge Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 59 ratings