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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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We drew inspiration from Steve’s Grandmother’s holiday biscotti recipe to create this one of a kind brew. By utilizing an array of malts, oats, wheat, pure local honey, light European hops and delicately spicing with Grains of Paradise, Madagascar vanilla beans, whole star anise, all brought together with traditional Belgian yeast, the result is a cloudy, deep copper colored, complex experience. This delight to the senses should be served in a 12 ounce footed glass and allowed to warm to 50 degrees to fully gather the malt and spice spectrum.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minnbrewer (35) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2016
A good beer. I think all the protein was mashed out...there is very little head retention. A bit over the top with caramel malt. Nice hop flavors. Perhaps my first beer from Lift Bridge that I said, "Eh". ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Sampled from the tap at Red Cow North Loop. Pours a clear gold with a near white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a good amount of grain supported by light fruits, Belgian yeast and a bit of straw. Flavor has a bit more of that light fruit and Belgian yeast combination with a sweet grain and straw backbone.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (1080) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel and biscuit. Taste is light, some caramel and biscuit, touch of banana. Not bad, but unremarkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (2185) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom in Stillwater, Minnesota. Labeled as "Biscotti," not "Belgian Biscotti." Consumed on 1-29-15. Tangy, malty aroma features a peach scent. Not strong aromatics. Pours a hazy, light brass with a small amount of beige head. Solid, sweet, malty taste. Spicy. Dessert-like yet still somewhat savory. Interesting. Pretty tasty. Dry aftertaste. Medium body. Lively and crisp in the palate. Overall, this is a solid winter beer, subtle yet intriguing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OscarFalls (52) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2014
I like the fruity flavor. It's pretty after you've put in some docks and ate some fiddlehead ferns. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - MAR 23, 2014
Tap at Lift Bridge for beer release party. Golden copper pour with a white head. Sweet tasting with a little bit of spice. Nice winter seasonal.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2630) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Great Belgian ale. Thanks malster85 for this one. Pours a reddish caramel color. Aromas are nice and malty. Sweet caramel aromas with warm spices. Beautiful anise aromas. Flavors are bready and caramel. Warm spices and anise. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
Poured from a bottle, orangish color, clear with no head. Aroma is yeast and bananas. Taste is similar, bit of a clove spice finish, thin body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (2039) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Tap at brewery. Some sweetness with banana flavors. Bready and solid. Good beer, not great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkolles (3) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
Great beer, like it right out of the tap at the brewery, plus I got two bottles from the brewery


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