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Small Axe Golden Ale - Rush River Brewing Company

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76
okay

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 18.07%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

jzlyo, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

zeledonia, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Hopstout
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Hopstout, Jul 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

Kunstman, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of beerwolf77
3.3/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

beerwolf77, May 25, 2010
Photo of sgttibbs
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

sgttibbs, Aug 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +40.2%

Beerlover, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of BeerBelcher
3/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

BeerBelcher, Sep 07, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

polishkaz, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of jjanega08
3.93/5  rDev +22.4%
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.

jjanega08, Jul 01, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Cramerican, Nov 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.98/5  rDev +24%
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.

BeardedBoffin, Jun 26, 2011
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3.52/5  rDev +9.7%

maxcoinage, Aug 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

zenwatts, Jan 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

capuchinpilates, Sep 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

LukeGude, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Atron67
3.5/5  rDev +9%
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.

Atron67, Apr 11, 2009
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

maDUECEgunner, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

koes0024, Nov 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

PatrickKlopfenstein, Jul 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

themorninglark, Oct 09, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +27.7%

BigAl18, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of kmeves
2.68/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

kmeves, Dec 04, 2008
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Small Axe Golden Ale from Rush River Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.