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Lyndale Brown Ale - Rush River Brewing Company

Lyndale Brown AleLyndale Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.64%


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 alphagnome:
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 04:14:10 | More by alphagnome
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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.

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A-Pours with a dark orange stream and looks like very dark cider once settled. The half-inch white head looses itself into the beer rather quick and leaves a few big bubbles. Good lacing. Only thing throwing me off is the rather light color for a brown ale, but still dark enough.

S-Sweet, slightly roasty malt is present. The majority of the aroma is citrus hops. A little bit of booze and a touch of "unidentifiable" spice.

T- Sweet with a nice, citrusy hop middle. Tastes like light grapefruit with a touch of coffee near the end. Not bad, very different for a "brown ale". Alcohol present with a very subtle but nice hop bitterness. Minimal roastyness. The lingering flavor is of biscuit and nuts.

M- Very nice, slick body. Moderate carbonation and it leaves your tongue oily. Fairly heavy mouthfeel, but it works.

O- This is by no stretch of the imagination a traditional brown ale; i might not even call it an American brown ale. The subtle coffee and chocolate notes often present in the style are barely seen in Lyndale but replaced with piney hops. I like this beer, though. Never had it, but i'd expect the More Brown Than Black IPA to taste like this...

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Lyndale Brown Ale from Rush River Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.