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Appearance: Golden tone, pours with a very thin head that leaves a decent lacing, with lots of bubbling carbonation.
Aroma: Citrus, lemon and a mild hops scent with a slight roastiness.
Taste: Citrus up front that slowly trails into a bitterness but ends back on a citrus note. A hint of floral flavoring.
Mouthfeel: Crisp medium body with a creaminess that lingers. The brew is balanced by its medium carbonation.

I thought November Gale Pale Ale would be much more bitter, but I’m not complaining (as I’m not hophead). This is a refreshing beer that borders between traditional and pale ale. This definitely fits the Keweenaw profile and it’s worth keeping in any good beer fridge.

% ABV, Can

Appearance: Clear brown with a medium head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, grain.
Taste: Caramel with some sweet malts, bread and grain. A little bit of nut as well.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied; a bit watery for a brown ale.

Keweenaw’s Lift Bridge Brown Ale is a lighter ale with hints of caramel, malted sweetness, bread, grain and nut. While some of the brown ales I’ve had are rather heavy, or at least medium bodied, Lift Bridge Brown is a light, refreshing ale that’s a bit watery for the style. But it’s very drinkable, as its smooth and contains virtually no bitterness.

5.2% ABV, Can

Appearance: Black with a medium head.
Aroma: A bit chocolatey, but lots of vanilla comes through. A bit of brown sugar as well.
Taste: The chocolate is present in the forefront of each sip, with the vanilla taking over in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium, with quite a bit of carbonation.

Widow Maker Black Ale is a bit on the lighter end, but the flavor depth is vast — with vanilla, chocolate and brown sugar all present throughout each sip. The vanilla flavor gives it a big finish, but otherwise this is a pretty drinkable black ale. It seems as if it’d be a great starter beer for those who are hesitant of darker beers, as the flavor profiles aren’t over the top, yet are still very enjoyable.