Bridge Burner Special Reserve Ale | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

very good
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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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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Body is stout like. pitch black, although on the pour it appeared to be fairly brown. Not a hint of light getting through. Head is surprisingly white, offering a stark contrast to the deep body. Head is dense and voluptuous and leaves exquisite lacing.

S - First whiff is like someone just smacked me in the face with a pineapple. The intensity wears off, but it's hard to pull anything more substantial from the nose. Just tropical fruity hops.

T - Taste is much more delicate than the nose, with many contrasting flavors engaging in an elaborate seduction. The toasted malt compliments the fruity hops and the overall bitterness reminds you to sip slowly and savor the nuances of the brew. I'd say the hops win the tug-of-war of dominance.

M - Fairly dry, but otherwise full-bodied and delectable.

O - Delicious beer that is fairly ambiguous, but regardless it is quite tasty.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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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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Bridge Burner Special Reserve Ale from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.86 out of 5 based on 392 ratings.
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