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Rise To The Top - Third Street Brewhouse

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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: morimech on 07-06-2012

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of tempest
3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Yup, tastes like a well-made cream ale. Which is odd, because I wonder how many people go out in search of cream ales. Any ways, it's crisp and light, with a mellow bready, almost yeasty malt character that's somewhere in the neighborhood of dough and fresh-baked break. There's a macro-like touch, as is appropriate, with the sweet, dry finish. This is a fine example of the style, and a likely summer crowd-pleaser.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a pale golden amber with a thick white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bready, biscuit malt, corn adjunct, sweet; standard light beer. Taste follows aroma, mild sweet malt, grains, fairly subdued, finishes with slightly more robust grainy malt and a hint of grassy hops. Light bodied. Cream ales seem to be craft beer's attempt at adjunct lager and this one fits the mold. Pleasant and a bit more flavorful than an adjunct beer, but nothing inspirational. Fine for lunch.

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ZAP
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Glowing yellow...white creamy head and lacing on glass.

S-Real grainy and bready...doughy perhaps...

T-Nice malt profile....grainy and bready again....now a hint of lemony hops...

M-Light side of medium....low abv of 4.1% but does not seem thin at all...good drinker..

O-Nothing overly complex but for a cream ale this is well done. Much, much better than Spotted Cow if you want to draw comparisons. Thought this was a little better on draft but still a decent beer out of the bottle.

Photo of KarlHungus
4.4/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is one inch of bright white foam that recedes quickly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is bread, and tangy wheat. It is on the lighter side, but fits that style nicely. The taste is similar to the aroma, but considerably stronger. The aftertaste is full of nice round malty flavors that really make the thought of taking another sip sound appealing. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a really nice cream ale that I can see myself drinking again.

Photo of morimech
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a solid two finger head that had good retention before settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma is grainy from the pale malt and wheat. Pick up some mild pepper notes from the hops. Not the most exciting aroma.

This is one clean tasting ale. Dry malt that is bready with some wheat hints. Mildly hopped with subtle hints of spice. Somewhat dry quality. Comparisons with Spotted Cow will undoubtible be made.

Light body with nice carbonation that fits nicely for a sessionable ale.

Not the most exciting style but on a hot day, these go down so nicely. Maybe this will be Minnesota's Spotted Cow as it is on par with Wisconsin's favorite.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of garymuchow
3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy light yellow with firm white head that lasts through the whole drink
Soft grainy aroma that's pleasant.
Nice little grain crunch to the taste and the hopping is subtle, but clearly adds a nice flavor and very nicely balancing with a soft bittering. There is also a pleasing spicy flavor that rounds out a aptly "complex" cream ale.
Not really that thin for style, but light enough for easy drinking on a hot day.
I'm pretty impressed. If one is looking for big and complex this isn't it, but for a mild beer this offers very satisfying flavors.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of MattyG85
3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and somewhat hazy pale golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Huge six finger creamy white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Sweet wheat, grains, and pale malts. Subtle hints of bready biscuit and crackers. A little hay and cereal. Very light hint of earthy hop spices. Aroma is very laid back overall with wheat being the primary smell.

Taste: Similar to the smell. A sweet and laid back taste of wheat, malts, and grains. Some notes of biscuit, cracker, and cereal along with a little hay. Some subtle notes of citrus lemon and a little hint of earthy hops. Taste is noticeably stronger than the smell, but still pretty laid back.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Very creamy as expected. Very crisp and easy drinking.

Overall: A pretty decent brew for the style. Very subtle flavors but whats there is nice.

Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of gatornation
3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 0z bottle

A pours a hazy straw yellow color with a small white head ans a staying fresh cap

S-light malts hops and wheat

T very good with nice floral hops with sweet cream malts, wheat and noble hops

M- was buttery smooth with medium carbonation silky mouthfeel

O- super cream ale that a nice smooth taste highly session able good stuff

Photo of jsprain1
3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden. Head is a big fluffy white. Good retention and just a bit of lacing.
S- Sweetness, a bit of grain, a faint lemony fruityness.
T- Not as sweet as the nose made me think. Just a faint hint of lemon up front. Doughy, grainy, some cracker in the finish.
M- Medium body. Carbonation is sharp at first but mellows in the mouth.
O- It's a pretty good beer. I'm not usually a fan of cream ales, but this one was pretty good.

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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2/5  rDev -40.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bsp77
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Straw color with very thin white head.

Smell: Sweet grains, wheaty, with some light apple and hay.

Taste: Pretty grainy, with an emphasis on wheat and a titch of apple. Light spicy and floral noble hop finish.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, light but smooth body. Crisp finish that is lightly dry.

Overall: Well, it is better than Spotted Cow, which is the most massively overhyped beer I can think of among the more mainstream beer drinkers. Easy drinking and I guess it is a strong example of the style, but not my thing.

Photo of Localdrinklax
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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Rise To The Top from Third Street Brewhouse
78 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.