Lyndale Brown Ale - Rush River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Alacy:
4.03/5 rDev +6.9%
From a bottle poured into a snifter
A: medium brown, some chestnut, 1.5 inches of big fluffy khaki colored head
S: initially I get citrus hops, then I get some toasty malts
T: toasted malts, light sweetness, hoppy bitterness, some citrus
M: a little thin but overall very nice, good carbonation
O: very surprised by this one, this is going to be a staple in my fridge.
08-26-2011 03:52:00 | More by Alacy
More User Reviews:
3.69/5 rDev -2.1%
Holy sediment, Batman! Typically I have a flow to my reviews, but there is so much sediment floating around this glass - huge, flaky pieces - slowly falling out of suspension that I'd be remiss if I didn't point it out. Looking past this, the murky body is medium brown in color with a hint of red and topped with a nice, pale yellow head. Plenty of lacing and carbonation is visible on after straining your eyes.
Quite unique! There is a crisp tartness to it that I am actually struggling to describe and I like that challenge. Think about eating a pecan roll at a small table with a bouquet of flowers for a centerpiece. Plenty of floral notes mix quite well with sweet caramels and nuts, mostly pecan. For good measure, throw in a glass of fresh apple juice.
Packs more bitterness than I was expecting.. This is not a bad thing, just surprising - more of an American Pale Ale/American Brown Ale hybrid. I like it. Plenty of mouth-drying hop character packing a citrusy punch up front and hangs around from beginning to end while sweet, toasted malts weave in and out while various nuts dance around your taste buds. Faint coffee notes sneak in at the finish.
Medium-bodied beer. Light on carbonation. Finish is a bit too dry in my opinion.
A well executed beer that blends styles very well. Not perfect by any means, but it is enjoyable.
11-08-2013 04:14:10 | More by alphagnome
3.9/5 rDev +3.4%
Picked up a single at Princetons Liquors in Maple Grove. It's a just a big, roasty brown ale with a share of toffee, and then balance from a measure of citrus hops. It's not overly sweet, or bitter, or thick, but rather a nice amplification of the style. Brown ale lovers should check it out.
12-19-2011 02:01:06 | More by tempest
3.73/5 rDev -1.1%
Not a bad brown ale, and a good first effort from Rush River. My only complaint on the taste is it has a bit of a metallic and medicinal taste. Other than that, pretty solid offering with a nice white head and pretty clean brown color. The mouthfeel and drinkability are nice with a clean hop finish and medium body.
01-31-2011 04:37:59 | More by supercolter
3.5/5 rDev -7.2%
Poured into a pint glass.
3.5 A: Well hazed orange amber color, which is a strange color for something called a brown ale. One and a half fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is good and a short ring of lacing is left. Yeasties suspended throughout.
3.5 S: Despite the appearance, it smells like a brown ale. Lots of toastiness with a hazelnutty nuttiness. Grainy malts with a moderate sweetness.
3.5 T: Tastes like it smells. Toasty, nutty, grainy. Moderate neutral malt sweetness with some crystal malt. Super clean despite being unfiltered. Tasty.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and super smooth.
3.5 D: Fairly typical brown, but that not a bad thing because it means it's tasty. Good throughout.
07-12-2012 21:33:03 | More by DavoleBomb
4.5/5 rDev +19.4%
This beer pours a brown color with amber hues. The head is one inch of solid tannish-white foam that recedes very slowly into nice sticky lacing. The aroma is of molasses, burnt caramel, toffee, and has a hint of citrus. It is a strong aroma. The is hoppier that the aroma, but still leans toward the malty side of things. There are nice citrus notes up front with aggressive toffee and caramel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is one of the best brown ales I've ever tasted. This beer will surely become a regular in my rotation.
09-24-2011 02:57:07 | More by KarlHungus
4.28/5 rDev +13.5%
Reviewed from notes.
A. Reddish brown in color with a three finger sudsy soap foam head, medium levels of lacing left behind, excellent retention.
S. At first, I got a mead-like scent which eventually dissipated and never returned. Once stabilized, it smells like a toasted praline pastry, loads of pecans and perhaps walnuts on top of a toffee/ molasses base. Gentle earthen and spice hop tones used as garnish that appears only as the glass warms...
T. Fresh yeasty bread hits me up front followed by an unsweetened psuedo-nutella spread with a bit of dry mead bite at the finish which clips off short without lingering around.
M. Very creamy in texture indeed. Feels rich and silky in the mouth like a doppelbock.
A very nice brown ale.
12-07-2011 23:57:20 | More by WastingFreetime
4.4/5 rDev +16.7%
12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Rich amber/light brown in hue with a finger's worth of frothy cream-colored head. Retention is amazing. Sticky lacing coats the sides of the glass. I'm surprised by its color. Much lighter than many browns, yet very attractive.
S: Nose is a bit faint at first. As the beer warms, roasty notes of chocolate and caramel emerge, with a nice grassy hop character at the end.
T: Up front, caramel and toast dominate, with some sweet honeyed character and just a hint of chocolate. Reminds me of fresh bread right out of the oven. Floral, grassy hop notes emerge, giving the beer a pleasant bitter, although not overpowering finish.
Notes: Well balanced, full flavored, and has one of the creamiest textures I have ever experienced in this style. Even at 7%, drinkability is impeccable! This fitting seasonal brew has just shoved others out of the way for my top American Brown. One of the best offerings Rush River has yet to offer.
08-28-2011 05:14:05 | More by WYVYRN527
2.93/5 rDev -22.3%
Picked up a single of this recently. Rush River has a good rep in this house, always willing to try their new brews.
Pour is more red than brown, huh. Never seen a red brown. Without dye, I mean. Nose is a bit player, toast, sunflower. But you'd have to hire a P.I. to find them, or anything else.
Lyndale Brown Ale is, despite its coloring, a tame, simple creature. Nuttiness is the only easy impression. Toast crumbs, M&M shavings, hops leaf.
Not much going on here. I'm all for simple, but the DNA here is single-cell, & not tasty enough to pull off its easy-going manner. Decent enough beer, but the first Rush River that I wouldn't be happy to try again.
11-25-2011 04:35:43 | More by maximum12
Lyndale Brown Ale from Rush River Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.