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Rusty Chain - Flying Bison Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

cw13, May 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

chubby2u, May 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

tommyguz, May 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

En29356, May 04, 2013
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
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

jabo134, Apr 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Jeffwildcat, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

vtskidog, Apr 27, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

BltByKrmn, Apr 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

BeerClubNiagara, Mar 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

pottergator, Mar 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

ctrevino, Feb 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Selderkin, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

rorjets, Feb 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

lKnoXl, Jan 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

johnso98, Dec 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

BeerOps, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

StonedTrippin, Dec 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

dante23x, Nov 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

hollywood_15063, Oct 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

cowboy83, Oct 26, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

doctorb, Oct 05, 2012
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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.

oberon, Oct 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

dkchandler, Sep 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

BoulderEric, Sep 20, 2012
Rusty Chain from Flying Bison Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.