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Rusty Chain - Flying Bison Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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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Photo of Thads324
2.03/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a clear dark golden color. Very thick off white head, dissipates very slowly.
S: very faint toasted grains, absolutely nothing else...fail
T : Starts light, watery. A super sweet bread and corn syrup flavor. no hops at all. Pretty damn terrible really. Way way too sweet with nothing else there. Finishes skunky and smooth.
M : medium bodied despite the early wateryness. Carbonation is all right, carries the flavor nicely.

Way too sweet. No depth or character or anything in this beer. Fake sugar taste and no aroma. No thanks, never again

Thads324, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of BltByKrmn
2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

BltByKrmn, Apr 09, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

CreightonSM, May 24, 2013
Photo of randjuke
2.4/5  rDev -29%
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.

randjuke, May 03, 2012
Photo of Domingo
2.43/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this from a friend who didn't care for lagers and got it in a BOTM package. Funny enough, it doesn't appear to be a lager and is just a "Vienna Style Beer"
Pours a standard amber copper color with a decent head. Kind of fizzy, though.
Smells a little astringent? A little like a bad homebrew.
Ugh. Tastes just like a bad homebrew, too. A little rubbery with a bitter plastic note from the yeast. Not good, as this covers up anything the malts tried to offer.
Got about 5-6 sips into this and couldn't go any further.
It doesn't taste old, unfresh, etc. but instead reminds me of something with yeasts gone awry as I don't really get the"extract tang note some have. Not sure how to describe it except - "tastes like bad homebrew"
Nothing about the bottle seems off and it's not showing any signs of being mistreated. Maybe this just isn't good?

Domingo, Apr 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

JaredStone, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -26%

beernads, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Porter
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Porter, May 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

mttdls, Sep 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

lmundane, May 03, 2012
Photo of Mr_Hoptimistic
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Jun 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

ctrevino, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of BuffaloTapHugger
2.58/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Limited release from Flying Bison to help raise funds for local bicycle parking within the city. Available in local establishments late, 2008. Consumed at Mr. Goodbar.

A: Very light in color for an amber, some darkness in tint form, little head to be found. No lacing.

S: Malt, some light citrus notes

T: Very dismal flavor. Little carbonation and flat on the outtake. A typical amber beer that is massed produced is mainly absorbed in this one.

M: None. Refreshing is best the quality.

D: Worth the price of admission for a pint. Think local.

BuffaloTapHugger, Jan 11, 2009
Photo of clark25
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

clark25, May 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

DonFrap, Aug 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

gbgreg1, May 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

rapayn01, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of doctorb
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

doctorb, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of DWolf
3/5  rDev -11.2%

DWolf, Jun 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Larrydoherty, Jun 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

timbobandit, Feb 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

cfalovo97, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Hutch97, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -11.2%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 26, 2013
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Rusty Chain from Flying Bison Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.