Rise To The Top | Third Street Brewhouse

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Third Street Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States
thirdstreetbrewhouse.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by morimech on 07-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
162
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
13.68%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 26
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a pale golden amber with a thick white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bready, biscuit malt, corn adjunct, sweet; standard light beer. Taste follows aroma, mild sweet malt, grains, fairly subdued, finishes with slightly more robust grainy malt and a hint of grassy hops. Light bodied. Cream ales seem to be craft beer's attempt at adjunct lager and this one fits the mold. Pleasant and a bit more flavorful than an adjunct beer, but nothing inspirational. Fine for lunch.

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Photo of tempest
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Yup, tastes like a well-made cream ale. Which is odd, because I wonder how many people go out in search of cream ales. Any ways, it's crisp and light, with a mellow bready, almost yeasty malt character that's somewhere in the neighborhood of dough and fresh-baked break. There's a macro-like touch, as is appropriate, with the sweet, dry finish. This is a fine example of the style, and a likely summer crowd-pleaser.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14%

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 ovaltine
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZAP
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Glowing yellow...white creamy head and lacing on glass.

S-Real grainy and bready...doughy perhaps...

T-Nice malt profile....grainy and bready again....now a hint of lemony hops...

M-Light side of medium....low abv of 4.1% but does not seem thin at all...good drinker..

O-Nothing overly complex but for a cream ale this is well done. Much, much better than Spotted Cow if you want to draw comparisons. Thought this was a little better on draft but still a decent beer out of the bottle.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of MattyG85
3.79/5  rDev +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 KarlHungus
4.38/5  rDev +24.8%
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 morimech
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a solid two finger head that had good retention before settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma is grainy from the pale malt and wheat. Pick up some mild pepper notes from the hops. Not the most exciting aroma.

This is one clean tasting ale. Dry malt that is bready with some wheat hints. Mildly hopped with subtle hints of spice. Somewhat dry quality. Comparisons with Spotted Cow will undoubtible be made.

Light body with nice carbonation that fits nicely for a sessionable ale.

Not the most exciting style but on a hot day, these go down so nicely. Maybe this will be Minnesota's Spotted Cow as it is on par with Wisconsin's favorite.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Tucquan
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of garymuchow
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gatornation
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
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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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Rise to the top pours a clear straw color, with a small head. There is a sharp sweet aroma. Taste is a lighter, but full, crisp creamy malt flavor. Easy to drink, and good feel. Overall, it is a beer with not much going for it other then its solid taste.

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Photo of Herky21
3/5  rDev -14.5%

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Rise To The Top from Third Street Brewhouse
3.51 out of 5 based on 162 ratings.
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