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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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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my pint glass the beer is, well what a surprise crystal clear golden yellow. The stark white head reaches two fingers and nearly escapes the glass. Lots of sticky lace.

The aroma is slightly wheaty with hints of lemon and sweet corn. Nothing special or exciting.

The flavor is non existant. I can barely and I mean just barely pick out a hint of wheat in the finish. I'm not surprised since the style isn't know for full flavor but I was hoping for something.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall a flavorless beer that would be a great stepping stone for BMC drinkers to dip their toe in the craft pool.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 22:30:52 | More by beerwolf77
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -5.4%

03-08-2014 05:15:17 | More by Kunstman
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Huh, didn't find too much to love or object to in this beer. I didn't get that it was a wheat beer, but I didn't read the label all that closely. What can I say? I was expecting a Belgian golden ale from the name, and when I didn't detect any spices, I began to wonder. But now that I find out that there's wheat in there, and I can't say I detected that either. It isn't a bad tasting beer, but it isn't an especially flavorful one either. Appearance is like the Bubblejack - sort of a murky gold. Aroma of one this one is extremely minimal. Flavor is as I've described. Mouthfeel is smooth.

I wouldn't really recommend this beer, but there is nothing to object to about it.

I got this bottle at 3 Cellars in Franklin, WI.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2008 23:26:01 | More by BeerBelcher
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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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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A= a nice hazy yellow color. Quite yellow but still looks white sort of. Small one finger head rises out of it and lasts a little bit of time with no lacing.
S= all I really get is a lot of wheat smell. A little sweet from the wheatyness.
T= not bad at all for a wheat. Really sort of trademark semisweet wheat taste. Buttery and bready. Really just a nice wheat flavor and not much else.
M= smooth and creamy.
D= great. A pretty tasty wheat beer with a smooth finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2009 01:28:25 | More by jjanega08
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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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sgttibbs

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +42%

03-15-2014 02:38:41 | More by Beerlover
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -5.4%

01-21-2012 18:34:52 | More by zenwatts
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Atron67

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I thought this was a standard but solid pale beer. It lacks a bit in the wheat characteristics, being more of a blonde, however it is crisp & clean. a smooth beer throughout. crisp slightly bitter finish. at 5.79 its also a solid purchase.

nothing outstanding but better than average and i would call it a great 'average man's' beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2009 01:24:45 | More by Atron67
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -5.4%

04-06-2014 11:21:56 | More by maDUECEgunner
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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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dragomni

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -5.4%

01-02-2012 22:46:23 | More by dragomni
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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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kmeves

Wisconsin

2.68/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy light golden with a medium off white head. Aroma is lightly sweet citrus and wheat. Flavor is a bit of wheat, light banana, light pepper and a lot of citrus. Finishes somewhat short and very citric. Really more of a blond ale fermented with hefe yeast.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 18:00:55 | More by kmeves
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TCMike

Minnesota

2.58/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I'm a fan of ales, but this one I'll pass on next time.
Poured into a mug. 1 finger white head, dissipating quickly. The smell is that of a BMC, but the drinkability isn't as good. It's got a slight bitter, which is nice, but something in the brew seems off.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 21:07:01 | More by TCMike
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-08-2014 01:55:21 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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Ejayz

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

07-06-2014 04:04:40 | More by Ejayz
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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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olliegaff

North Dakota

2/5  rDev -36.9%

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

Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a one and half finger head with a very hazy, golden yellow body. There is a lot of carbonation present in this beer if you look real closely.

S - Smells like malts, barley and grains. There is nothing else that really stands out in this beer. Nothing too impressive but the malts are enough to give it a decent score.

T - Again, malts, grains, and some very faint sweetness is present. Nothing too outstanding but not horrible. The beer seems to have all the components of a solid brew but it has something missing that would really kick this beer up a notch.

M - The malts, grains and barley all hit your mouth early in this beer and it transitions to a nice smooth finish. This is a decent beer but nothing jumps out.

D - Pretty easy drinking beer. I could have a few in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2009 03:48:50 | More by Wisconsin
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Small Axe Golden Ale from Rush River Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.