Rusty Chain - Flying Bison Brewing Company

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139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BuffaloTapHugger on 01-11-2009)
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Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Photo of oberon
3.1/5  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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

first beer from these guys and i am not unhappy with it. on tap at mr. goodbar in buffalo. the pour is clear and coppery, lighter than an amber, but not quite a pale ale in looks. not much head either. the aroma is a little metallic, brassy or something, minerally, but with a nice dose of american amber malts and buttery toast. the flavor is rather balanced, with some bittering hops complimenthaning the aromatic profile. i find just a little more sweetness than i like in an amber, but it appears to be from so well roasted english caramel malt, so i cant complain. the feel is a tad flat for me, a few more bubbles might make this beer really pop off. but the body is working at a nice medium clip, and it doesnt change much as it warms up. i could session on this for awhile. good to see the buffalo beer scene improving so dramatically, this is a more than tolerable amber ale brewed for a good cause. i can get behind that and put a few pints back every not and again.

Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of ZEB89
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.78/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Photo of tommyguz
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of hollywood_15063
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jpd7374
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of DonFrap
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Draft served with dinner at SoHo Burger Bar in Buffalo.
Served in a standard pint glass. Clear, amber color with a short white head. Thin lacing and good retention.
Aroma is quite mild, grainy and malty, not a lot of hops.
Light grainy flavor but pretty simple. I guess I was expecting more complexity or flavor.
Smooth, dry finish, easy to drink.

Photo of dogfishandi
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
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 deonreds
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BeerOps
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of herman77
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Rusty Chain pours a clear brown color, with not much head. There is a nice subtle smell, with hints of a cinnamon like aroma. The taste at first is awfully watery, and harsh, balanced flavor, but then it finishes a bit bitter and very dry. Pretty easy to drink, and that dry aftertaste is nice. Overall a slightly beefed up yuelninging look a like, so its not bad.

Photo of rorjets
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of rydev24
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of sliverX
3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this during The Village Beer Merchant's 1 year anniversary sample fest, which of course the local guys were pooring a bit more than the 2ozs they were supposed to was more like a half glass, was told its intended to be a Vienna lager in the vein of Great lakes Elliot Ness but not as "big"
poored an orange amber a few bigger bubbles hung around to make a film around the edge of the glass
Smell was just sweet maltyness
taste is sweet and tart coming across in a very similar way like yogurt would
mouth feel was a thin to medium and a bit dry
Very sessionable just like pretty much everything else FB puts out

Photo of Domingo
2.43/5  rDev -27.9%
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?

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Rusty Chain from Flying Bison Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.