Mini Donut Beer | Lift Bridge Brewery

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86
very good
41 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sacrelicio on 09-01-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
9.87%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by mothman:
Photo of mothman
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's tough to rate a beer like this. It tastes much more boring without the cinnamon on the rim.

Color is an amber hued orange. Beige white head.

Aroma: a lot of malts and spices. Very sweet. Vanilla and cinnamon.

Taste: without the cinnamon, it reminds me of an amber with a touch of spice. The cinnamon on the rim really adds a lot of great flavor. A nice fall beer.

Mouthfeel: smooth and clean! Light to medium bodied. Ends a little dry with some spice.

Overall, a fun concept that definitely tasted like a mini doughnut with the cinnamon. Worth a try for sure. Save the cinnamon for the whole beer.

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Photo of Ballhawk
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ryancl
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NilocRellim
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber colour. Cinnamon, caramel, vanilla and fried bread. Light earthy hops, lots of vanilla, cinnamon. Bready. Tastes just like a mini donut.

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Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20 oz. glass on tap at the Minnesota State Fair.

Appearance: Color is brownish amber. Moderate amount of bubbles and about one finger of off white head that settles into a thin patchy layer. Shiny cinnamon around the rim of the cup.

Smell: A sweet and fairly spicy aroma with a scent of cinnamon, sugar, and biscuit. Upfront scent of cinnamon along with some hints of vanilla and sugar. Toasted malt with hints of biscuit, grains, caramel, nuts, and yeast. Very light with the hops. A nice sweet aroma.

Taste: Follows the nose with a sweet doughnut like mix of cinnamon and sugar. Upfront taste of cinnamon. Sweet notes of sugar and vanilla. Toasted malt with bready notes of grains, biscuit, caramel, nuts, and yeast. Not really noticing any hops. A solid sweet bready taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and very smooth.

Overall: A solid twist on a Brown Ale. The cinnamon and sugar do indeed create a doughnut like taste.

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Photo of 4four4
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Cooper
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of CraigP83
4.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

What a treat. Tons of caramel and cinnamon and sugar. Tastes like the caramel puff corn. Delicious

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Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of kenzilka007
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zach122
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of MITCHELLMPLS
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Metalsnota
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josephwa
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of jimmah120
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of tgates
3.32/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of like2sleep2
4.71/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npachl
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JakeBarnett
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of TboneRN
3.95/5  rDev 0%

Photo of GStone899
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this at the Minnesota State Fair. Delicious! Thought it would either be weak or overly sweet but it was pretty much perfect. They put a cinnamon sugar rim around the cup that went nicely with the beer. You taste cinnamon, bready malts and a light apple flavor. I love tap beer and this one was surprisingly refreshing. Would definitely buy it again next year.

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Photo of Hopstout
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of sacrelicio
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice idea, executed well, and much better than I thought. Served in a cinnamon and sugar rimmed cup. Hazy, amber brown, clear and sorta ruby reddish. Smell is heavy on vanilla and cinnamon. The taste is really nice, sweet and clean, almost exactly like Pumking, but lighter. Well done.

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Mini Donut Beer from Lift Bridge Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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