Getaway | Lift Bridge Brewery

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3.67/5
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55 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery
Minnesota, United States
liftbridgebrewery.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This nod to our European brewer forefathers uses golden melts, noble Saaz hops, and lager yeast to create a refreshing pilsner with assertive hop character.

Added by TGanyone on 05-10-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,105
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
55
pDev:
13.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of brentk56
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

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of pat61
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.

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreenMind
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Surly tulip glass.

Appearance:Pours a bright and clear straw golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two finger white head with decent retention. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A bready and fairly sweet malt forward aroma with hints of biscuit and grains. Pale malt with hints of grains, biscuit, lager yeast, straw, cracker, and cereal. Subtle backing presence of earthy hops with a scent of noble hops. Subtle hints of lemon fruit. A pretty decent light lager aroma.

Taste: Like the nose hints at, a bready and fairly sweet malt driven taste with notes of biscuit, grains, and cracker. Upfront pale malt with notes of biscuit, grains, wheat, cereal, straw, lager yeast, and cracker. Light hop backing presence with some notes of earthy noble hops and some citrus notes of lemon. Crisp and nicely bready. A pretty solid summer lager taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and pretty smooth with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A solid local take on a light summer lager. Nice sweet malt notes with a nice crisp dry finish.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of morimech
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear straw color with one finger of head sitting over active carbonation. The head settles to a thin cap. Nice amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma smells like it has a touch of tartness or sourness. Some spicy hops with notes of pepper and earth.

Flavor is dry, spicy, earthy, and bready. Moderate bitterness. A faintest hint of sour. Nice Saaz hop flavors that is nicely carbonated by the dry, slightly sour malt.

Easy drinking light body and active carbonation. The lively carbonation compliments the light, dry beer.

Pleasing to the palate that has a bit of a unique twist for American versions of the style.

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Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of garymuchow
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.

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Photo of Hopstout
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sparx1100
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigbeers84
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Czequershuus
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.

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Photo of Mdog
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Clear yellow-gold, ok head.

Smell: Pears, sweetness.

Taste: Sweet and fruity, lots of apple and pear flavor. Slick and syrupy feel.

Overall: I like craft pilsners but this one missed the mark for me. Flavors leaned too far into malt liquor territory. It reminded me of Grain Belt Premo, which I also don't like. Tried both on tap and in cans, was actually worse on tap.

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Photo of Wer34truh
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.

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Photo of Localdrinklax
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4/5  rDev +9%

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Getaway from Lift Bridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 55 ratings