Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lift Bridge 93X The Brotherhood Review

Name; Lift Bridge 93X The Brotherhood 
Style: Light Lager
ABV: 4.5%

Let's turn back the clock to November when I reviewed Good Ass Beer, an offering from the Rhinelander/Minhas Brewing Company. I first heard about this beer from listening to the 93X Half Assed Morning Show when they were promoting the hell out of this beer last summer. When I got around to having it, I thought it was very bland & watery and even suggested that they call it Bland Ass Beer because that's pretty much what it was.

Well a few weeks ago on my way into work, I was listening to the 93X Half Assed Morning Show when they were talking about The Brotherhood, a lager made exclusively for them by Lift Bridge Brewing. I'm guessing either people were catching on to the fact that Good Ass Beer was not actually good or that the crew over at 93X couldn't keep lying to themselves about how bland the beer itself was. I say this because on the front on the can, it's referred to as a "Smooth Ass Beer", no doubt a jab at the white canned menace that we all know and love.

Appearance - Clear pale yellow color with a mild amount of visible carbonation. The head itself is quite thin with some decent retention though there is nothing in terms of lacing

Aroma - Pale malts with some light barley & bubblegum notes. Not really getting much in terms of hops, save for a very faint floral aroma.

Taste - Pretty similar to the nose. You've got some pale malts that linger throughout along with some more barley & bubblegum notes on the back of the palate with just a light touch of floral hoppiness to finish things off. As for the aftertaste, it's pretty dry with no flavors.

To my knowledge, this is the first lager ever released on a wide scale by Lift Bridge and it's a pretty good one at that. If this is the beer that 93X wants to have their name plastered on, then it's a very wise decision. That said, it's by no means a complex beer but this isn't necessarily supposed to be and that's alright. If you see this, check it out, you may surprised!

Lift Bridge 93X Brotherhood Brew - 8/10

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