Rise To The Top | Third Street Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
Third Street Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by morimech on 07-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of KarlHungus
4.38/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is one inch of bright white foam that recedes quickly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is bread, and tangy wheat. It is on the lighter side, but fits that style nicely. The taste is similar to the aroma, but considerably stronger. The aftertaste is full of nice round malty flavors that really make the thought of taking another sip sound appealing. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a really nice cream ale that I can see myself drinking again.

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Photo of optimator705
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.05/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorites from 3rd Street. I guess for me it's better than what's being reviewed by others so I have to justify it with this review. Give it another chance, y'all.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +19%

Light cracker to very light biscuit with a hint of tartness on the nose. Pours hazy straw to gold under an inch of white foam. Very soft, light white bread with hints of sourdough on the palate joined by very light fruit such as pear. Light, refreshing and effervescent.

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Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of BigAl18
3.92/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kristenrae8
3.92/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

So I had some Spotted Cow this weekend and wanted to try another Cream Ale. This one did not disappoint.

It's very drinkable.

A: hazy goldenrod

S: bread/ dough aroma

T: doughy with a hint of tang perhaps apple

M: Moderate carbonation - extra fizzy in the first samplings, melowed afterward.

O: I'll buy this again, it's good and I love finding a good Minnesota beer.

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Photo of gatornation
3.88/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 0z bottle

A pours a hazy straw yellow color with a small white head ans a staying fresh cap

S-light malts hops and wheat

T very good with nice floral hops with sweet cream malts, wheat and noble hops

M- was buttery smooth with medium carbonation silky mouthfeel

O- super cream ale that a nice smooth taste highly session able good stuff

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Photo of JamesMN
3.88/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear neon yellow/gold hue with a thin off-white bubbly head. Seems to lace alright.

Aroma: A little bit of grassy hops with some pilsen malt as well as a hint of corn.

Taste: Pretty smooth flavor profile of everything you expect from a Cream Ale. Some nice toasty malts and just a bit of bitterness with a crisp finish. Really can't taste much in terms of adjuncts, not sure if they add them or not. Definitely a session beer at 4.1% ABV with just enough flavor to keep things interesting on a hot summer night.

Mouthfeel: Just below medium bodied with decently smooth effervescence. Easy drinkability, which is the whole point.

Final Thoughts: Pleased with this one. Took a chance with purchasing such a 'light' beer but it was worth it. A good example of the style. I will be checking out 3rd Street's other offerings. Would I drink it again? Sure, probably in the summer though as it is currently below freezing outside.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.88/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy light yellow with firm white head that lasts through the whole drink
Soft grainy aroma that's pleasant.
Nice little grain crunch to the taste and the hopping is subtle, but clearly adds a nice flavor and very nicely balancing with a soft bittering. There is also a pleasing spicy flavor that rounds out a aptly "complex" cream ale.
Not really that thin for style, but light enough for easy drinking on a hot day.
I'm pretty impressed. If one is looking for big and complex this isn't it, but for a mild beer this offers very satisfying flavors.

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Photo of Lundste
3.88/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of jsprain1
3.86/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden. Head is a big fluffy white. Good retention and just a bit of lacing.
S- Sweetness, a bit of grain, a faint lemony fruityness.
T- Not as sweet as the nose made me think. Just a faint hint of lemon up front. Doughy, grainy, some cracker in the finish.
M- Medium body. Carbonation is sharp at first but mellows in the mouth.
O- It's a pretty good beer. I'm not usually a fan of cream ales, but this one was pretty good.

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Photo of MattyG85
3.79/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and somewhat hazy pale golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Huge six finger creamy white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Sweet wheat, grains, and pale malts. Subtle hints of bready biscuit and crackers. A little hay and cereal. Very light hint of earthy hop spices. Aroma is very laid back overall with wheat being the primary smell.

Taste: Similar to the smell. A sweet and laid back taste of wheat, malts, and grains. Some notes of biscuit, cracker, and cereal along with a little hay. Some subtle notes of citrus lemon and a little hint of earthy hops. Taste is noticeably stronger than the smell, but still pretty laid back.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Very creamy as expected. Very crisp and easy drinking.

Overall: A pretty decent brew for the style. Very subtle flavors but whats there is nice.

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Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Wet Yellow Color with a slight haze. Tons of carbonation going on here with a soapy 2 finger head which disappears after a couple of minutes. Spotty lacing on the sides as well.

Smell - Corn, Yeasts, Malts, and Barley. It's like New Glarus Spotted Cow, but with a slightly skunkier scent.

Taste - Corn, Yeasts, Barley and Malts. Thankfully the skunkiness that was in the smell is not present here. It's not quite as malty or sweet as Spotted Cow but it comes pretty damn close in terms of flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light and very smooth with some mild carbonation. It does feel creamy and crisp on the palate; This is very easy to drink.

Overall - Until New Glarus decides to bring Spotted Cow to Minnesota (unlikely), this is probably the best thing we're going to get. It's got a couple of minor kinks, but it's easy to recommend this beer due to it's drinkability and simple flavor. SInce this is my first beer from Third Street Brewhouse, I'm looking forward to trying out more of their brews which the have to offer.

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Rise To The Top from Third Street Brewhouse
Beer rating: 22.8% out of 100 with 162 ratings
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