Bridge Burner Special Reserve Ale | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Bridge Burner Special Reserve AleBridge Burner Special Reserve Ale

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cokes on 06-27-2008

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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of scherbs
4.94/5  rDev +29%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smooth and complex-very drinkable with a surprisingly strong head

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Photo of kasonjing
4.82/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jtw21
4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4.6/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of NWer
4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured dark brown into my tulip at room temperature (room temperature for me is 62 degrees - I like it cool).
Nice milky taffy aroma. Smooth taste. Delicious. Malt forward flavors blend well and make a mockery of those silly little indicators on the side of the label. A very nice smooth milky dark beer that no doubt met the expectations of the brewer.
Nothing to dislike about this beer.
Very enjoyable.
Update on reflection:
Tastes a little similar to a very good Scottish Ale. The more I think about it, the more I realized I liked it - a lot. Would like more of this but haven't seen it around here. Picked it up at John's Market in Portland.

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Photo of Durtdiggler
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from Bomber bottle into Snifter. Dark brown molasses with effclervescent head crawls all over the side of the glass. Awesome retention.

Smell of Molasses, hops all balance but both on steriods. Sweet bread. Subtle.

Taste is very complex that hits hard given a mellower aroma. Strong pine start with complex fruit. hops hammers the finish and balances it out though. Beer has a massive backbone, very malty. whole flavor experience plays with your mind. Like a brown ale and ipa almost on steroids.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Finishes very clean. Well carbonated to kill any syrup or flatness. Soft.

If this beer is what an American strong Ale is then I am in. I have to sit and think about what I am drinking since the profile is so varied. Brilliant. What an experience, different. Probably will be a favorite.

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Photo of ManWithNoName
4.52/5  rDev +18%

Photo of wehttam
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of zakcon
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WhatAlesMe
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of ChicagoShakeAndBake26
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of bort11
4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a Grimbergen chalice. A tight light tan colored head does not stand up very high, a quarter inch at the most. It quickly recedes and leaves a few wispy swirls on the surface. Body color is a dense mahogany brown. No light comes through, even around the edges.

Smell has a sticky fruit sweetness. There is a lot of dried figs and dates. A little bit of cherry and a hint of apricot. The smell finishes as orange peel. A nice fruit salad! The taste is also sweet and fruity, but the hops kicks in some citrus. Over all the sweet is balanced.

The mouthfeel has a dense body with a smooth texture. This is filling, in a good way. I want to call this a barleywine. It has all the flavor and body, but the ABV is a little on the low side for a barleywine. I guess you could say it stands in the middle of the bridge between a strong ale and a barleywine.

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Photo of cabelgabel
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Bridge Burner Special Reserve Ale from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 392 ratings