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Lyndale Brown Ale - Rush River Brewing Company

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Lyndale Brown AleLyndale Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: supercolter on 01-31-2011)
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Reviews by Alacy:
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4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Alacy, Aug 26, 2011
More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

richkrull, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of alphagnome
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
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.

Aroma:
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.

Taste:
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.

Mouthfeel:
Medium-bodied beer. Light on carbonation. Finish is a bit too dry in my opinion.

Overall:
A well executed beer that blends styles very well. Not perfect by any means, but it is enjoyable.

alphagnome, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of tempest
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

tempest, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

kristenrae8, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

HardWater, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

bigbeers84, May 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

CWhite, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of supercolter
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

supercolter, Jan 31, 2011
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

DavoleBomb, Jul 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Cramerican, Feb 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

BigBry, Nov 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

ebenicr, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

martyl1000, Mar 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

tjb27, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

doucmehu, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of KarlHungus
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

KarlHungus, Sep 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

olliegaff, Nov 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

pierceska, Dec 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Rasmon, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of WastingFreetime
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

WastingFreetime, Dec 07, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

WYVYRN527, Aug 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

p-wagz, Dec 07, 2013
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Lyndale Brown Ale from Rush River Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.