Lift Ticket Winter Ale | Big Time Brewery & Alehouse

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Big Time Brewery & Alehouse
Washington, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a re-tooling and reuse of the "retired" Lift Ticket American Red by the new brewer Eric.

Added by youradhere on 01-06-2012

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
Photo of mdaschaf
3.44/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flagmantho
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer on nitro in a pint glass at the Big Time.

Appearance: murky orange hue with a thick finger of creamy tan foam. Enticing!

Smell: mild and bready with a little hint of hops. Decent.

Taste: very smooth, sweet malt flavor with a big dose of bittering hops at the end. Hops are a little citrusy and a little earthy in character. Quite nice.

Mouthfeel: super creamy. Sometimes I feel like beers dispensed on nitro can end up disappointing -- the nitro writes checks the body cannot cash. In this case, however, the nitro complements the thick body extremely well and the result is a fabulous creaminess.

Overall: really, a great winter ale. Hoppy, not spicy, and generally quite tasty.

 698 characters

Photo of irishgreensoda
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of youradhere
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber with ruddy hues, ample white head, with small prickly bubbles of nitro. Smell is of coppery malt, some earthy hops, and a mild dose of alcohol. Taste is great, earthy and floral hops greet, followed by a dimure malt backbone, sweet toffee and caramel flit upon the palate. Smooth alcohol burn tells you this will do the trick, while the smooth nitro bubbles keep the heat in check. Mouthfeel is medium-light, making this easily quaffable without having the cloying sweetness of say, Jubelale. The flavors are perfectly balanced, and the alcohol heat makes it seem more fun than one thinks of a beer that needs aging (this one does not, drink fresh!) Overall a damn fine beer, and a refreshing remix from the new brewer!

 738 characters

Lift Ticket Winter Ale from Big Time Brewery & Alehouse
4.15 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.