Biscotti | Lift Bridge Brewery

96 Ratings

Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Mistofminn on 01-12-2009

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Photo of TheDudeRules
1.98/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Had this at the release last night.

Pours a butterscotch color. Very little head if any. Smell was mostly bread. Very muted on the nose. Pretty much zero carbonation. Tasted like a firkin beer from out of the bottle. Dead leaves. Just gross.

I was being kind and finished my 3oz pour at the party. Anywhere else that would have been a drain pour. Hopefully that was a fluke. I had it on tap once before and it was much better that time.

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Photo of leschkie
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of Crass3000
2.66/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a nice ruby-red in color with a huge, three-finger, white head with good retention.

Smell is some nice sweet caremal malts, maybe a LITTLE banana, an really nothing else I cn smell.
Taste is a little sweet too be sure with some strange funk. Not funk in the Belgian sense but just funky and not really good tasting. Mouthfeel is nice and full. Overall not a beer I would suggest or buy again. I think they did well with their spices in the Commander. I think they tried and hoped to repeat the awesomeness that was the commander with different spices. Really just didn't work. However GLAD I have a commander downstairs. Good brewery in it's infancy I think.

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Mervjahn
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of MinnBrewer
2.96/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A good beer. I think all the protein was mashed out...there is very little head retention. A bit over the top with caramel malt. Nice hop flavors. Perhaps my first beer from Lift Bridge that I said, "Eh".

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Photo of TheKOshow
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cyclone8
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of maximum12
3.04/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Time to pull this one out of the fridge. Lift Bridge has lifted their game recently, so I'm optimistic. But a cookie beer?

Pour is golden/amber & appears slightly unfiltered, though there are no boogies in the bottle bottom. Smell is untamed & festive as a Christmas kitchen: most of the spice rack & vanilla drown out whatever beer bouquet one might imagine. Not easy to get down, the spicing & yeast makes this difficult to drink more than six or eight ounces of. Nip bottles?

Biscotti doesn't regale the taste buds like it does the nose. Taste flattens & dulls the best of the nose. Vanilla takes on an off-brand quality, the spicing is aggressive without adding much, & the Belgian yeast is like dumping weird on top of muddled. Strong banana in the end-game, again, muddled with other, darker fruits.

This is like a Welch's Juice Concoction gone wrong. Not bad by any means, but more of a beer with too much going on in the bottle & nothing to bring it all together. Mediocre, odd, & not terribly satisfying.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml brown glass bottle with foiled over pressure cap served into a Guinness goblet in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are fairly high.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger beige-khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, and good retention. Body colour is a vibrant amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Cream, biscuit malt, pine, hints of citrus (maybe). An average strength aroma. No yeast or alcohol is detectable.

T: Nicely bretty in terms of yeast. Fairly malty and enjoyable. Little yeast character. Balanced and enjoyable, but a bit underwhelming in terms of complexity. I do like it, but it's lacking. Doesn't taste like biscotti much. A hint of white pepper.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Fairly carbonated. Thickness is good. Lacks sufficient presence on the palate. Complements the aroma pretty well.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but still features room for improvement. I'd have it again, but it's not fantastic for the style.


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Photo of Kentletnes
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of unclekeith
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biglobo8971
3.22/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

being some what of a foodie, I was excited to try this beer. I had their Commander Barleywine and was amazed, and was hoping for some of the same quality in this brew. I didnt get it.
poured from bomber into tulip.
A- coppery in color, very thin head, with very little lacing. The lacing doesnt last between sips.
S- was too cold at first and I smelled absolutely nothing. Once it warmed up a bit, it started to open up. Can smell small hints of the vanilla, with a small hint of sweetness.
T - as with the smell, it had to warm up quite a bit to even get any of the tastes depicted on the bottle. Not impressed, solid made brew, just what was listed on the bottlle was not much in the taste.
M- very easy to drink, goes down easy with very little alcohol taste.
O - a solid made beer, just was not getting the tastes out of the beer described on the bottle. Really wished there was more vanilla and anise flavor.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PappyVans
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of like2sleep2
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigAl18
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Biscotti from Lift Bridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 96 ratings
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