Commander (Unbarreled) | Lift Bridge Brewery

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

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This listing is for the base beer that becomes Commander when barrel-aged.

Added by mothman on 10-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4
Reviews:
1
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
22.4%
 
 
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of Josh012012
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopstout
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 4four4
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of mothman
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Edit: This is the base beer for Commander, which is a barrel aged version of this beer. It now makes sense why I didn't taste any barrel aging flavors.

This was poured from a huge magnum at ABR.

Pours a white beige head. Color is an autumn gold color.

Aroma: Reminds me a bit of the other LB beers I have had. Very malty with notes of brown sugar and syrup. A bit of maple and nut flavors. Bready with caramel. A lot of sweetness. I don't pick up on the barrels very much.

Taste: Again, very malty. No hop presence here. Caramel and toffee with bready malt flavors. A lot of sweetness. Cloying. I get some fruity notes as well. Kind of peachy.

Mouthfeel: Dry, but smooth. Medium to full bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. Ends dry and cloying.

Overall, this was a solid beer, but I really didn't pick up on the barrel aging. I will have to try a bottle when it is released. I look forward to giving this another try.

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Commander (Unbarreled) from Lift Bridge Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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