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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Reportedly the widest and heaviest double-decked lift bridge in the world, the Portage Lake Lift Bridge connects the cities of Houghton and Hancock here in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. So get a lift from this American Brown Ale; a rich, dark brown color, complex malt flavor with hints of chocolate and caramel and a mild hop finish.


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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrownALEx (265) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Aroma: sweet caramel, slighty malty. Appearance: dark brown with a one finger head. Taste: I get some brown sugar and chocolate. Kind of watery though. Palate: is a little weak, on the thin side. Overall: not the best, not the worst brown Iíve ever had.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrSilverworm (6318) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2014
12oz single can picked up from Woodstock Wine & Cheese in Michigan for something like $2.50. Split with callipalegic. Mostly clear red orange amber color. Thin off-white head. Leaves some bits of lace. Caramel malt, mild toastiness. Mostly just caramel musty malt in the aroma. Moderate sweet taste, mild bitter. Mild overall. Tastes like itís bordering an amber ale, rather than a brown. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Slick texture. Pretty average. Not great at all, but not terrible.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Ap - 4 - brown beer with a small head on it. Ar - 7 - nutty, chocolaty, very light coffee smell Taste - 8 - nutty, chocolatey, bready, somewhat bland but very smooth taste Mouth/palate - 3 - light, bland, alc covered, aftertaste is slight nuttiness Overall - 13/20 - good beer, pretty light brown ale

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (201) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2014
pretty nutty. almost a maple flavor on the back. an old beer.poetry light for a brown ale. smooth and flat

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (477) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Can pour to shaker. Shiny brown. Faint head. Underwhelming caramel, nuts, sweet malt.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ipanoway69 (2) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2013 does not count
This brown is smooth, earthy and easy drink. It has a slightly nutty flavor and was one of my favorites at a recent beerfest. The is the kind of beer you could drink a bunch of.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Nice color white head and nice lacing.Caramel malty flavor with an aftertaste probably due to the can.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbrana (448) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Very bland with a slight caramel malt flavor with hints of metal and chocolate and not really any hop presence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Right, well, itís definitely brown, and actually, rather attractive, with a nice (though short) cascade effect. The body is reasonably good, with a frothiness. But, like the more recent renditions of Guinness it emulates, the substance of the flavor has been hollowed out, giving a pale sweetness and a vague caramel quality. There isnít enough meat in these malts. Can.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BigBeer45 (1248) - Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Can served in a large tulip, this brown ale had a clear red pour with brown at the sides of the glass, it gave a one finger off-white head that retreated to a partial cover and ring, it left some small fingers and spots of lacing on the glass, this beer had aromas of toasted malt, caramel, faint raisin, some bread and brown sugar sweetness, there was a slight off smell from I do not know, maybe old malt? the flavors were toasted malt, caramel, faint chocolate and dark fruit, bread and dark fruit sweetness, the finish had little bitterness, the off-ness was notice in the taste of this beer, not sure what it is, maybe old malt? the mouth feel was less than medium, a little thin with no creamy feel on the palate, I will try this beer again at a later date to see if it is better than this sample.


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