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Small Axe Golden Ale - Rush River Brewing Company

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75
okay

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.18%
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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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

sgttibbs, Aug 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

danfix99, Jul 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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2/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Hopstout, Jul 25, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

jlindros, Jul 25, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

brewcrew12, Jul 15, 2012
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3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

jsprain1, Apr 28, 2012
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Small Axe Golden Ale from Rush River Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.