Bridge Burner Special Reserve Ale | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Bridge Burner Special Reserve AleBridge Burner Special Reserve Ale
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cokes on 06-27-2008

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Ratings: 392 |  Reviews: 167
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a pint glass this beer was a beautiful chestnut brown color. It had a huge tan head that left a lot of lace.

Aroma of brown sugar and caramel, nice and sweet. Some fruit noted.

Mostly a caramel taste. There was also a taste of citrus and tropical fruit.

Mouthfeel was sweet and a little bit funky. Really enjoyed it.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of barnzy78
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, shared with a friend. Pours chestnut brown in color, topped with a frothy tan colored head that leaves good lacing on the glass. Aromas are malty with brown sugar and caramel filling the nose. Tastes are malty up-front as well with caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, and molasses followed by some resiny, piny hop and citric notes; good complexity. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Goes down nicely. Overall, this is a brewery I have not had much from, but this special reserve ale was a good pickup & worth the try.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of drpimento
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this greedily and a little too cold right out of the fridge with a decent, foamy, frothy, tan head that soon subsided to a light cover and lots of lace. Color is a hazy to cloudy/opaque depending on width of the glass, amber brown. Aroma is an interesting heady mix of malt, yeast, hop, dark ripe fruit, leather, funk, hint of cocoa. Flavor's like nose, very slightly sweet, lots of bitter and good carbonic tang. Body is full, bitterness stands out on back of tongue, carbonation is just right. Finish is like flavor with the bitterness lasting a while along with some boozy warmth. Big beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of LittleDon
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Save this one for dessert or when the weather is cooler weather. Strong bodied with lots of fruit, plums in particular. It had been sitting in the beer fridge for about four months, so it may have lost any hop characteristics, as there were very little to be found. A pleasant drink, nonetheless. Think a tawny port, but with less than half the ABV, less sweet, and darker. Fluffy head and an aroma that matches its flavor. Medium high carbonation make this one fun drink.

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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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Bridge Burner Special Reserve Ale from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 70.4% out of 100 with 392 ratings
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