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Rusty Chain - Flying Bison Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | 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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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

05-08-2013 03:23:42 | More by tommyguz
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En29356

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-04-2013 04:09:47 | More by En29356
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PhantasIPA

Delaware

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 00:14:01 | More by PhantasIPA
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jabo134

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

04-29-2013 12:48:35 | More by jabo134
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Jeffwildcat

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

04-28-2013 01:48:43 | More by Jeffwildcat
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vtskidog

Vermont

4/5  rDev +18.3%

04-27-2013 22:44:42 | More by vtskidog
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BltByKrmn

New York

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

04-09-2013 19:53:25 | More by BltByKrmn
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BeerClubNiagara

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-16-2013 18:21:48 | More by BeerClubNiagara
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pottergator

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-03-2013 22:12:54 | More by pottergator
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ctrevino

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -26%

02-25-2013 23:50:54 | More by ctrevino
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Selderkin

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

02-17-2013 06:21:54 | More by Selderkin
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

02-10-2013 01:59:42 | More by rorjets
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lKnoXl

New York

3/5  rDev -11.2%

01-30-2013 20:30:41 | More by lKnoXl
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johnso98

New York

4/5  rDev +18.3%

12-31-2012 04:04:56 | More by johnso98
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BeerOps

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.2%

12-29-2012 18:19:56 | More by BeerOps
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2012 06:02:20 | More by StonedTrippin
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dante23x

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

11-21-2012 17:51:41 | More by dante23x
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.3%

10-29-2012 01:37:15 | More by hollywood_15063
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cowboy83

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

10-26-2012 13:07:13 | More by cowboy83
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doctorb

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

10-05-2012 20:35:34 | More by doctorb
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oberon

North Carolina

3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 13:26:56 | More by oberon
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dkchandler

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

09-30-2012 01:02:08 | More by dkchandler
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BoulderEric


3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

09-20-2012 19:26:59 | More by BoulderEric
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mttdls

New York

2.5/5  rDev -26%

09-19-2012 18:34:54 | More by mttdls
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Thads324

Connecticut

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

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 21:13:09 | More by Thads324
Rusty Chain from Flying Bison Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.