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Rusty Chain - Flying Bison Brewing Company

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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 3
Gots: 28 | 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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Ratings: 149 | Reviews: 27
Reviews by rapayn01:
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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Photo of oberon
3.11/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Photo of DWolf
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of JonBrand
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
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...

Photo of clark25
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Jeffwildcat
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of dcbeers
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of En29356
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.16/5  rDev +22%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Winger42
3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vivelepositif
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of E-Mission
4.01/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Great local brew I recommend trying it if your in the buffalo area.

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3.2/5  rDev -6.2%

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Rusty Chain from Flying Bison Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.