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The Unforgiven Amber Ale - Rush River Brewing Company

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The Unforgiven Amber AleThe Unforgiven Amber Ale

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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 07-14-2004)
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2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

mattmarka1, Jan 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

MoyaHoya, Jun 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Bighorn, Aug 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

jmdrpi, Nov 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

TheMcTwaten, Dec 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
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2.63/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Silty, sediment-laden pumpkin amber with a tight sticky pale khaki head.
The nose exudes plenty of wrought iron metallics and buttered dinner rolls, with a backing of hop-driven tropical fruit punch.
Into the mouth, it's all buttered bread, microwave popcorn, and heavy duty diacetyl. It's a shame, because under this oppressive curtain and burnt butter is a seemingly lovely, lightly nutty and toasty amber ale with a solid, if slightly metallic and astringent, citric and tropical hoppiness.
The mouthfeel is medium full and notably pasty with low CO2.
I've had similar problems with diacetyl in their Small Axe (and to a far lesser extent, Bubblejack IPA). Either they are wildly inconsistant, or I am particularly sensitive about their yeast. Regardless, I think I'm done with them.

cokes, Nov 15, 2008
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2.73/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer does not follow a traditional amber.
Pros. Nice up front taste..malty but not overpowering.
Cons. It has a tingling hop aftertaste that is almost unnatural for a amber beer. Maybe a good start to drinking craft beers but it has nothing that makes you go wow.. this is tasty. That being said rush river does have some nice beers but a little more grain and less hops would make this beer more apealing.

raygaymadness, Mar 24, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

tourdot, Jun 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Fr0stb1te, Feb 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Ezmunny, Dec 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

zenwatts, Jan 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Minn_Joe, Jul 30, 2013
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3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(A) Clear amber color. Pours with a nice head then settles. Visible sediment.
(S) Slight bready smell with mild hop aroma.
(T) Mellow sweetness and notes of caramel. Bitterness in the aftertaste.
(M) Body is lighter than expected. Crisp with some girth.
(D) Just average. Not a stand out brew.

u2carew, Mar 17, 2009
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3.04/5  rDev -18.1%

ScurvyDogs, Aug 29, 2014
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3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy light golden orange color. Very small white head that goes away quickly and and leaves no lacing.

S- Could pick up something sweet in here but can't figure out what it is. Also some yeast and just a hint of hops.

T- Fairly sweet. Sweet malts and floral hops and that's about it. Not a whole lot going on here and pretty mild.

M- Medium in body with a decent amount of carbonation.

D- Fairly easy to drink. Not a whole lot going on in this brew. Not terrible but also probably won't go out searching for this.

nrbw23, Jun 03, 2008
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3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a nice amber color with a big head and good lacing it looks great...the smell is woodsy/malty slight hop ... the taste is the same smooth sweet malt carmel with biscuit notes followed by to little hops finish for me ...the mouthfell is strange almost sweet soapy taste..i dont know.. its drinkable if your outside on a cookout or picnic or doing yardwork but not for an enjoyable brew at home in front of the fireplace... it is drinkable.. so ill say try it and you be the judge.. when i want an amber ale i will reach for BELLS instead

gatornation, Mar 01, 2009
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3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Cloudy orange/brown color, minimal head that went to nothing in a few minutes, no lacing. Actually, pretty weird looking. After the head was gone it looked like I was drinking some pineapple mango juice.

Smell - Grassy, a bit sour, and some floral notes.

Taste - Sweet/sour, earthy, followed by an almost smokey medium hop bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium weight, moderate carbonation.

Drinkability - The earthiness kinda got to me by the end of the glass. Seems well crafted with a lot of interesting (new) flavors in balance. Not a typical amber ale. However, not really something I would want to try again.

rkinsella, May 19, 2008
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

MN_Beerticker, Jul 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Dovers, Aug 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Troville1990, Jul 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

kraticus41, Jul 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

majorbase2, Jun 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Skelton, Nov 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Hoosiertex, Jul 17, 2014
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The Unforgiven Amber Ale from Rush River Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.