Saturday, February 6, 2016

Lift Bridge Biscotti Review

Name: Lift Bridge Biscotti
Style: Belgian Dark Ale
ABV: 7.5%
IBUs: 27

Here's a beer from Lift Bridge that I've seen before but have never bothered to try out mainly because the first time I saw this, the asking price was a little higher than what I was willing to pay for it. Thankfully it's not more reasonably priced so I decided to finally pick it up.

I'm of course talking about Biscotti, the brewery's winter seasonal Belgian Dark Ale, which takes it's name from the Italian food delicacy. However this beer is made with vanilla beans, star anise, honey and Grains of Paradise....which an actual biscotti is not made with.

Appearance - Moderately hazy dark amber color with no visible carbonation. The head is rather thin but there's a very sparse amount of lacing left behind.

Aroma - Belgian yeasts and cloves mixed in with some honey notes. Also getting some light roastiness in here along with some mild floral hoppiness. I'm not getting any of that vanilla though.

Taste - Belgian yeasts and light anise notes dominate the from of the palate, followed by some moderate floral hops. Towards the back I'm getting some light roastiness & nuttiness with a slight hint of vanilla that becomes more prevalent as it warms up. Aftertaste is some light honey and yeasts.

Biscotti is a good beer but I can't help but feel that for all the ingredients being used, everything isn't being used to their fullest potential. Nevertheless, there is a certain charm to this beer that is worth experiencing should you choose to try it out.

Lift Bridge Biscotti - 8/10

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