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Rusty Chain - Flying Bison Brewing Company

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Rusty ChainRusty Chain

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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a: crystal clear dark copper body. four fingers of off white, thick and creamy head, slowly settle (i'm talkin four minutes here) into a rocky cap that leaves loads of lacing.

s: malty, light fruit and hop presence.

t: sweet malts up front.a little lemon and herbal presence on the finish, getting this with many of their beers.

m: great carbonation, body seems to thicken on the finish. low hop presence.

o: very drinkable, but not exciting. dont think i could drink more than one in a row, maybe with some hot and spicy food to wash it down.

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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.

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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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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.

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