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Lift Bridge Beer Company

Lift Bridge Beer Company
Commander Barrel-Aged Barleywine

Category: American Style Barley Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Lift Bridge Beer Company
Commander Barrel-Aged Barleywine

Category: American Style Barley Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Brilliant dark copper color. Spicy aromas and flavors of spiced apple, pear, and pumpkin, pomegranate cola, and cardamom pastries with a chewy, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, very long ginger beer float, mocha flan, and caramelized radishes and yams finish. A rich, gracefully spicy barleywine.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Malty & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: spiced apple, pear, and pumpkin, pomegranate cola, and cardamom pastries
Taste Flavor: ginger beer float, mocha flan, and caramelized radishes and yams
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Vanilla Gelato, German Chocolate Cake, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, gracefully spicy barleywine.
The Producer

Lift Bridge Beer Company

The Producer
1900 Tower Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082
USA
1 888-430-2337
American Style Barley Wine
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Serve in a Snifter
Traditional barley wines range from golden copper to dark brown in color and are around 8-13% in alcohol. They are characterized by extravagant caramel malt flavors and bitter hops that prevent their malt sweetness from being cloying. Rich and viscous, the most complex manifestations of the style have wine-like flavor profiles, with just a hint of sweetness. These brews are popular among US craft brewers, especially as winter specialties. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale, Rogue XS Old Crustacean, Fish 102 Barley Wine Ale and Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale.
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American Style Barley Wine