Saturday, October 19, 2013

Lakefront Brewery's Bridge Burner Special Reserve Ale

Here's another beer from Lakefront Brewery. We initially reviewed them here so if you wanna know more jack about them, go take a Gander Mountain there.

This beer already has two good things going for it; it's from Lakefront and its a Special Reserve Ale and anyone know knows anything know I like special shit. How special is this shit? Answer: not special at all. It's a year round libation that any jerk can get in Illinois or Wisconsin. So you could imagine my disappointment when I found out how un-special my special beer was. Their marketing group gets a tip of the hat because they totally got me; hook, line and sinker.

So what else can we say about this special ale other than it isn't special? Well, name aside there are some pretty remarkable things about this beer. Notably it has a 8.5% ABV which means it can take the paint off your car. And if "special" means you won't remember your night after a 6-pack then I stand corrected.

So clearly, you can see this beer is dark and has a fairly large, tan head. It's pretty thick and oaktrees your glass, which is great when you want to count how many sips you've been taking.
Oaktree Effect
It has a sweet scent which is totally representative to its taste. So that being said, it has a sweet taste. Duh. It has a full bodied, malty taste. It's smooth, thick and delicious. It has a little bitterness to it and has around 38 IBUs. They use two row, caramel, aromatic and chocolate malts and zeus, cascade, willamette and centennial hops. I hope you are taking notes so you can brew your own. But this stuff is so good that you can cough up the $5.50 to buy a double deuce you G.D. cheapskate.

This is a dandy beer for malty beer lovers and IPA fans; a real crowd pleaser. Babes may not dig it and request a Zima with a Jolly Rancher instead but that's cool; more for you. You may not be able to shove a million of these down your throat but I'll be dipped if this isn't a real tasty brew. I would totally get it again and see if I can pass out after three if I drink them real fast. Ah. The glorification of alcohol.

Drinkability: 7/10
Taste: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Curb Appeal: 7/10

Overall: 7.5/10

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