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Rusty Chain - Flying Bison Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BuffaloTapHugger on 01-11-2009)
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4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

Razor1955, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.73/5  rDev +39.9%
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%.

CaptJackHarkness, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of buffalobeerfan
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

buffalobeerfan, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of matt21
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

matt21, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of Trichter2408
4.16/5  rDev +23.1%

Trichter2408, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of PhantasIPA
4.13/5  rDev +22.2%
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.

PhantasIPA, May 03, 2013
Photo of corylew
4.03/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

corylew, Oct 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

vtskidog, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

spark3148857, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of Johnnyv310
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Johnnyv310, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

pathman, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

johnso98, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

RWACKO, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of electtodefer
4/5  rDev +18.3%

electtodefer, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

bluntedboywonder, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of Irwinnelson
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Irwinnelson, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

icw70, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

hollywood_15063, Oct 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

GoSabres87, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of riversider76
3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber orange with a fluffy head. Not much retention and just a bit of lacing. Aroma is of bready malts, and grain. Body is medium and carbonated. Taste is sweet and grainy upfront. Smooth, with a good balance of hops in the finish. Nice fall beer.

riversider76, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from growler into pint glass

Appearance - A golden - orange color forming a white head upon pouring.

Smell - A warming toffee and malty aroma. Fits the image of the beer to a T.

Taste - Some maltiness first meet the thong. This gives away to a bit of unexpected hoppiness. At the end a nice sweetness ends off the experience.

Mouthfeel - A nice level of carbonation and body. Very drinkable and suitable for the style.

Overall - Quite a nice beer for sitting and continually sipping over and evening.

Darkmagus82, Dec 23, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

zachturner39, Sep 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

jpd026, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

msondel, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

dkchandler, Sep 30, 2012
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Rusty Chain from Flying Bison Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.