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Rusty Chain - Flying Bison Brewing Company

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24 Reviews
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Reviews: 24
Hads: 160
Avg: 3.38
pDev: 39.64%
Wants: 4
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Bison Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BuffaloTapHugger on 01-11-2009

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Reviews: 24 | Hads: 160
Reviews by randjuke:
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2.46/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle pours medium copper with persistent foamy white head. Aroma fruity with adjunct tones. Taste OK, kind of weak malts and a bit metallic. Palate watery. Finish slightly prolonged mild hop bitterness. Alcohol not apparent.

Just not a lot going on with this beer. I can't even call it a good session beer since there isn't anything about it to make me want another, and it borders on unpleasant.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.11/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a standard pint a clear amber with a 1/2 finger white head that held for awhile.Aromas seemed to be of a lager yeast with mild fruity notes,there seemed to be a tinge of grain and iron in there.Again lighter lager-like flavors with its grainy notes,a little dryer than what you expect for the style.A Vienna style beer?Like a Vienna lager?I'ts pretty average but Iam interested in what this really is...kinda.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this and a few other flying bison beers were just recenly released in bottles. bottled on date is blank, but im assuming its pretty fresh, just hit the shelves. 12oz. refridgerated bottled into a pint glass.

a fairly fast pour results in a good clear deep bronze, amber color, almost the color of rust, a skim 1/4 inch of creamy slightly off white head. lots of carbonation bubbles and just traces of lacing on the glass.

clean smelling. lager yeast with some toasted, biscuity grains in there. traces of caramel.

toasted biscuity grains, minerally lager yeast with just a hint of an extra little chocolate or something, hard to pinpoint, but a pleasent taste.

smooth, airy, light body. crisp, high carbonation.

truly a staple of buffalo beer. so easy drinking. craft and non craft drinkers alike can enjoy this, glad to see it in bottles. similar to yuengling.

edit: this is a lager, not an ale, despite what the picture says...

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.27/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Compliments of Mike at Cole's, and fresh. Decent beer with Lots of malting, some above-average mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation. Brewery has produced better, drinkable nevertheless. No head or interest to look at, basic aroma, not complex.A good 1990's craft beer.

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3.04/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.16/5  rDev +23.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

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3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheMirrorOwl
2.27/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pils glass.

Appearance: Pours dark copper brassy color, airy off-white head that dissipates quickly. Moderate carbonation drifts lazily upward.

Smell: Toasty caramel, raisin, sweet buttery bread. Smells sweet but pleasant.

Taste: Uh oh. Bland with off-flavors. Was my bottle five years old? Faint yeasty sourness up front, vaguely floral, the sourness just washes over the whole flavor profile. Unfortunately this tastes pretty bad.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thin and watery. Gentle scrub from the carbonation. Faint warming from alcohol.

Overall: Yikes man, this one's a stinker. Avoid.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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Rusty Chain from Flying Bison Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.