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Small Axe Golden Ale - Rush River Brewing Company

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75
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 18.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 08-16-2004)
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Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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Iowa

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

06-30-2014 23:18:04 | More by jzlyo
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -5.4%

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Minnesota

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -5.4%

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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

12-11-2013 03:32:06 | More by XmnwildX12
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koes0024

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

11-20-2013 02:06:46 | More by koes0024
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

09-02-2013 01:32:39 | More by capuchinpilates
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

08-02-2013 00:03:26 | More by sgttibbs
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danfix99

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-10-2013 01:51:05 | More by danfix99
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SaintClock

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -5.4%

02-22-2013 03:54:39 | More by SaintClock
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

11-18-2012 16:22:46 | More by Cramerican
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olliegaff

North Dakota

2/5  rDev -36.9%

11-17-2012 22:05:46 | More by olliegaff
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

09-29-2012 03:43:03 | More by NilocRellim
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polishkaz

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

08-18-2012 04:51:59 | More by polishkaz
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-25-2012 03:05:16 | More by Hopstout
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another one from this brewery thanks to bunkrock (Reddit).

It pours a pasty white fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, over crazy hazy, a wheat beer looking hazy golden straw colored, with hints of lacing. After nosing I realized it was a wheat beer, so not that bad on the actual appearance.

Nose also brings some wheat aromas, light fluffy malts and light golden pilsner malts, light straw, some yeast additions as well with hints of hefe like spices, touch of citrus, and a bit of a sweet sticky like addition. The yeast starts to overpower and get a bit yeasty smelling.

Taste starts again with wheat, straw flavors and almost hay like. Malts bring a light sweet syrupy like flavor, and fluffy flavor. Quite a bit of wheat, hint of banana and light citrus, yeast additions of spices and hints of actual yeast flavors. It also gets slightly fruity, with apple and pear like fruit flavors, and some esters. Just a hint of bitterness as it finishes, not quite very dry, a bit slimy feeling, with lingering citrus and wheat flavors, and a slight bitterness that comes through even more on the back end of the finish, and it does seem to dry a bit more.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall eh, I'm not usually a big fan of wheat beers, and I was not expecting a wheat beer at all, more like a golden ale. The yeast comes through a bit too much, and not the best flavors all around, finish is not great either.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 23:40:06 | More by jlindros
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brewcrew12


2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-15-2012 18:41:27 | More by brewcrew12
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Golden very clear with a very thin white head. Retention is mediocre. Some lacing
S- Smell is bready, musty, grainy, with just a touch of green apple.
T- There is a touch of fruity sweetness up front, with peach and green apple. Bread dough comes through in the finish.
M- Light body, carbonation is aggressive and not pleasing on the tongue. Generally to light and fizzy.
O- It's ok, but it's not exciting and not much better than Grain Belt, Summit EPA or any of the other light bodied midwest beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 02:08:21 | More by jsprain1
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Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -52.7%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -5.4%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -5.4%

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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.98/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a little cloudy with a dark yellow color and pillowy head. The aroma is a blend of of pale malt, wheat and a little bitterness. Smooth as it traverses the palate. The brew is refreshing with a little sourness and a quick bite of bitterness at the end. This is a good refreshing wheat ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 22:24:35 | More by BeardedBoffin
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +35%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.
Dec. Wk3 notched on the label, no info.

A - Poured with the sediment, Small Axe acts the golden part of it's name and its hazed over completely while topped by a generous dollop of white foam. Great retention eventually results in thick lace.

S - Barnyard straw and soft wheat give the aroma an inviting, raw feel. Pale malt plays the background part well. Hops seem absent but the brew doesn't go unbalanced. Mild yeast finish.

T - Pale and pils malt are happy to let luscious yeast and abounding soft wheat walk all over them. Dry straw adds a raw feel and I love it!

M - Soft, supple yeast and wheat give the mouthfeel a relaxed, smooth, almost creamy texture and slightly dry but quite refreshing finish!

O - I was worried about the date going into this brew but wow am I surprised. I don't really understand where all the negativity surrounding this beer on BeerAdvocate is coming from. I find it to be a stellar example of a refreshing pale wheat beer. If the rest of their offerings are like this, I'll be one happy camper!

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 03:44:35 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Small Axe Golden Ale from Rush River Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.