bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Summit Scandia Chalice.
Appearance: Pale yellow-orange with just a hint of pink. Head foamed up but then disappeared.
Aroma: Sweet and tart berries and citrus, light bready malts, with an underlying clove-like dryness.
Taste: Somewhat like a classic Tripel - with light bready malts lightened by sugar, cloves, citrus and the tiniest touch of banana. Of course, the lingonberries add a whole new dimension with some nice tartness.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body. Despite a somewhat sweet beginning, it ends more tart and dry.
Overall: Very refreshing summer beer with just the right degree of tartness. Considering the abv, this is a dangerous beer because it begs to be consumed in vast quantities. BVery (10609) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2009
First rating for MN Tan! Whoo hoo!
TAP: had this at the Indulge event on 6.20.09, and the St. Paul Beer Fest on 6.28.09. Pinkish pour, fruity and slightly spicy nose. Taste is tart (lingonberries), fruity, and simply yummy. Great brew! JK (6199) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Draught at Moto-I. Light red color. Aroma with some yeast and malt, a little sugar, and fruit. Flavor is similar. A very sweet beer. More yeast, and lots of berries with some malt sweetness. Medium palate. Like everything from Lift Bridge, this is a step above. When you read the description, one might think of a beer with a little fruit and a bad tripel, but this this beer is quality. The fruit essence is authentic, rather than artificial. FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Poured from bottle to pokal:
Pours a bright, glowing gold with constant beading. A short lived white head swells briefly with the pour, sinking back to a thin cap.
Lots of smooth, fresh tartness. Sour grapes, yeast and clean grain.
Very unique beer. Sort of drinks like a berry infused Belgian golden. Unavoidable tart finish.
Nice summer beer. Much enjoyed this one. 13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2010
12 oz bottle from the Four Firkins. Orange colored pour (no pink, not sure where that comes in) with a slight head that quickly fades to pretty much nothing. Smells a bit like a trippel with some fruity aromas, I’m guessing the lingonberries but can’t confirm since I’m not too familiar with the fruit. Flavor is tart with the lingonberry flavor really coming through. Finish is a bit dry and leaves some of that fruit behind. Alcohol is well hidden for 8.5%.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Tried this beer at the Casanova Beer Cave Festival (2011), had a sour taste to it. badgerben (5214) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Tap at Stub and Herbs. Light red/almost pink color with a large head. Light aroma of tart fruit (which makes sense). Wheat, sugar and light fruit flavor. A little vinous and tannic. nuplastikk (6312) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2010
12oz bottle split. Hazy golden tan color, some bubbly carbonation, thin head that fades out. Pleasantly sweet berry aroma. Well done, it manages to incorporate the lingonberry taste with the sugary complexities of a Tripel. Bold and full bodied, but also quite palatable. A little alcohol harshness in the finish, reminiscent of mead at times. Begins to feel wine-like after a little. An interesting flavor profile, maybe a little too strong for it’s own good. Certainly worth a try. islay (2805) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
10 oz. goblet pour, on tap at Stub & Herb’s. Consumed on 7-24-10. Labeled on the menu as "Lift Bridge Minnesota Tan Berry Tripel." Pours an orange-gold. At first, the liquid appears hazy, but I believe that was just mist on the glass and that it truly is clear. Small amount of near-white head. Some effervescence. Looks pretty cool. Fruity aroma: Apricot, white grape juice, cherries, berries. Maybe a little too fruit-sweet in the smell. Surprisingly dry, tart taste, given the aroma. Tart cherry or raspberry taste. Sharp, tart, almost sour (in a lemon sort of way) and even salty. A touch of herbs in the flavor. Medium body. Lively and tart in the palate. Minnesota Tan is a good change-of-pace beer: Interesting and pretty good. DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle. Pilsner yellow pour, ongoing carbonation and a good fruity belgian tripel aroma. Flavor is sweet malt, some barely noticeable fruit and finished a little tart. Slightly above average at best, really wanted to taste the berries more.