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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: 27 | 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
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5/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My new favorite go to beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.7/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fruity aroma, sweet malts and apricot. Pours bright copper amber body with nice slightly beige head. Head lasts a goodly time and lacing of glass is fine. Tastes well balanced, just the right bitterness in the finish with a very pleasant aftertaste. The lable states "smooth enough to enjoy as a session beer" and they are quite right!

P.S> The website states the ABV as 5%.

Photo of buffalobeerfan
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of Pallyo
4.48/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Tastes great at a ball game or after a round of golf.

Photo of matt21
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Pylon_Johnson
4.2/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bold, but easy drinking. Body is a nice amber color with a medium head. Bitey, yet smooth and drinkable, and doesn't get too heavy if you drink more than one or two like many similar beers.

Not overly hoppy, full flavored, hints of caramel, above average bitterness but not too bitter. Mass market beer most similar to in my opinion is New Castle brown ale. Label says Vienna style lager, but tastes more like an English brown ale to me.

Photo of Trichter2408
4.16/5  rDev +22%

Photo of PhantasIPA
4.12/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The appearance of this beer is a classic red amber color. My beer poured with no head or lacing at all...(glass not as clean as it should be?)

The smell is very nice. A well balanced, toasted malt scent that dominated the brew. It is followed by a mix of subtle spices and a hint of hops, but nothing bitter.

Taste is well balanced between the sweet, toasted malt, the spices and the hops which create a soft, easy to drink brew.

The mouthfeel is good up front but as the drink continues the carbonation takes over and is too heavy. Too much for me.

Overall the beer has a good smell and taste but still needs some refining in order to get the wild aspects in check or to run with them completely...still better than most. Above average brew.

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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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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of BeerAngela
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Enjoyed with a light dinner, still had taste without being overpowering.

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of corylew
3.96/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a sample of this during a "tour" of the brewery. Let me just say the taste of the beer was seriously improved after having a conversation with one of the smartest, most down to earth craft brewers I have ever met.

Pours clear golden brown, little white crown of head that settles slowly with time.

Smells malty and slightly toffee-roasted, mixed with the CO2, essentially covering all hop aroma

Mouthfeel is what really pulls for this one. It's the kind of beer that caused me (and the rest of us) to keep going back for more samples. Heavy enough to back some nice roasted malt flavor, light enough that it I feel almost refreshed drinking it.

Overall if you have access to this beer, grab it. You won't be disappointed.

Photo of Kishvier
3.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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