Rusty Chain | Flying Bison Brewing Company

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Rusty ChainRusty Chain

Brewed by:
Flying Bison Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BuffaloTapHugger on 01-11-2009

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Photo of Thads324
2.05/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a clear dark golden color. Very thick off white head, dissipates very slowly.
S: very faint toasted grains, absolutely nothing
T : Starts light, watery. A super sweet bread and corn syrup flavor. no hops at all. Pretty damn terrible really. Way way too sweet with nothing else there. Finishes skunky and smooth.
M : medium bodied despite the early wateryness. Carbonation is all right, carries the flavor nicely.

Way too sweet. No depth or character or anything in this beer. Fake sugar taste and no aroma. No thanks, never again

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Photo of BltByKrmn
2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of TheMirrorOwl
2.27/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pils glass.

Appearance: Pours dark copper brassy color, airy off-white head that dissipates quickly. Moderate carbonation drifts lazily upward.

Smell: Toasty caramel, raisin, sweet buttery bread. Smells sweet but pleasant.

Taste: Uh oh. Bland with off-flavors. Was my bottle five years old? Faint yeasty sourness up front, vaguely floral, the sourness just washes over the whole flavor profile. Unfortunately this tastes pretty bad.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thin and watery. Gentle scrub from the carbonation. Faint warming from alcohol.

Overall: Yikes man, this one's a stinker. Avoid.

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Photo of Domingo
2.46/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this from a friend who didn't care for lagers and got it in a BOTM package. Funny enough, it doesn't appear to be a lager and is just a "Vienna Style Beer"
Pours a standard amber copper color with a decent head. Kind of fizzy, though.
Smells a little astringent? A little like a bad homebrew.
Ugh. Tastes just like a bad homebrew, too. A little rubbery with a bitter plastic note from the yeast. Not good, as this covers up anything the malts tried to offer.
Got about 5-6 sips into this and couldn't go any further.
It doesn't taste old, unfresh, etc. but instead reminds me of something with yeasts gone awry as I don't really get the"extract tang note some have. Not sure how to describe it except - "tastes like bad homebrew"
Nothing about the bottle seems off and it's not showing any signs of being mistreated. Maybe this just isn't good?

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Photo of randjuke
2.46/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle pours medium copper with persistent foamy white head. Aroma fruity with adjunct tones. Taste OK, kind of weak malts and a bit metallic. Palate watery. Finish slightly prolonged mild hop bitterness. Alcohol not apparent.

Just not a lot going on with this beer. I can't even call it a good session beer since there isn't anything about it to make me want another, and it borders on unpleasant.

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of Porter
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of mttdls
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of lmundane
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of Mr_Hoptimistic
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of ctrevino
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of BuffaloTapHugger
2.58/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Limited release from Flying Bison to help raise funds for local bicycle parking within the city. Available in local establishments late, 2008. Consumed at Mr. Goodbar.

A: Very light in color for an amber, some darkness in tint form, little head to be found. No lacing.

S: Malt, some light citrus notes

T: Very dismal flavor. Little carbonation and flat on the outtake. A typical amber beer that is massed produced is mainly absorbed in this one.

M: None. Refreshing is best the quality.

D: Worth the price of admission for a pint. Think local.

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Photo of allentownpaguy
2.74/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of clark25
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of DonFrap
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of gbgreg1
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of rapayn01
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of doctorb
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Tried to come up with a word to describe this beer, and all I could conjure up was, "meh."

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Photo of ryan1610
2.81/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Chris19
2.83/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bedfordbeer
2.89/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sabre311
2.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Rusty Chain from Flying Bison Brewing Company
3.37 out of 5 based on 188 ratings.
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