Monday, 13 January 2014

Bridge Burner

Bridge Burner is a top notch "special reserve ale" brewed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It's built by the Lakefront Brewery, contains a stout 8.5% alcohol, and clocks in at a respectable 30 IBUs. BB is sold in 651mL bottles  that feature a story about the burning of a bridge which contributed to Milwaukee's foundation.

BB is a swampy, ruddy brown ale, topped with a thick tan head. Its aroma is malty with some raisin and plum notes, and a touch of hops. Sweet dark fruit notes and a big malt presence dominate the foreground, while a healthy hop bitterness brings up the rear.  This stuff tastes boozy, but not 8.5% boozy. Additionally, there's a slightly floral quality to this brew that I found quite pleasant.

Bridge Burner is a really well made and highly enjoyable beer. You'll like it.

Rating: 9.0 out of 10.

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