Rusty Chain | Flying Bison Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.43/5
195 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BuffaloTapHugger on 01-11-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,164
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
195
pDev:
15.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
52
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 195 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Sammy
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Compliments of Mike at Cole's, and fresh. Decent beer with Lots of malting, some above-average mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation. Brewery has produced better, drinkable nevertheless. No head or interest to look at, basic aroma, not complex.A good 1990's craft beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

first beer from these guys and i am not unhappy with it. on tap at mr. goodbar in buffalo. the pour is clear and coppery, lighter than an amber, but not quite a pale ale in looks. not much head either. the aroma is a little metallic, brassy or something, minerally, but with a nice dose of american amber malts and buttery toast. the flavor is rather balanced, with some bittering hops complimenthaning the aromatic profile. i find just a little more sweetness than i like in an amber, but it appears to be from so well roasted english caramel malt, so i cant complain. the feel is a tad flat for me, a few more bubbles might make this beer really pop off. but the body is working at a nice medium clip, and it doesnt change much as it warms up. i could session on this for awhile. good to see the buffalo beer scene improving so dramatically, this is a more than tolerable amber ale brewed for a good cause. i can get behind that and put a few pints back every not and again.

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Photo of oberon
3.11/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a standard pint a clear amber with a 1/2 finger white head that held for awhile.Aromas seemed to be of a lager yeast with mild fruity notes,there seemed to be a tinge of grain and iron in there.Again lighter lager-like flavors with its grainy notes,a little dryer than what you expect for the style.A Vienna style beer?Like a Vienna lager?I'ts pretty average but Iam interested in what this really is...kinda.

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Photo of smcolw
3.19/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Copper-amber color. Crystal clear. Minor head which settles quickly to rim bubbles. Nearly no lace.

Earthy, soapy with wet cardboard and sweet caramel nose.

Thin bodied with an average carbonation, this beer leans sweet. It starts weak but has a surprisingly robust finish. The aftertaste has a lingering sweetness that is balanced just enough. I get a touch of alcohol along with "autumn" flavors of a Märzen. If one can get by the smell, the beer is palatable but average.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of tdm168
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BeerOps
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of IPAchris
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Donkster46
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from growler into pint glass

Appearance - A golden - orange color forming a white head upon pouring.

Smell - A warming toffee and malty aroma. Fits the image of the beer to a T.

Taste - Some maltiness first meet the thong. This gives away to a bit of unexpected hoppiness. At the end a nice sweetness ends off the experience.

Mouthfeel - A nice level of carbonation and body. Very drinkable and suitable for the style.

Overall - Quite a nice beer for sitting and continually sipping over and evening.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of hollywood_15063
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of deonreds
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of KTCamm
3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

9/25/16...pours mostly clear amber with white foam lid layer. Nose has cola and vanilla, mostly sweet. Taste is a light sweet caramel malt with a light bitter back. Firm carbonation bite with a light spice. Hints of cream soda.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.01/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on 2016-12-17 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz bottle.

A - Clear amber with a 1.25-finger white head and decent lace.

S - Very little aroma. Just a touch of malt sweetness.

T - Sourdough bread, light caramel, mineral, nuts. Somewhat acerbic bitterness in the finish.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation.

O - Had this side-by-side with a Yuengling (Amber) Lager and preferred the Yuengling. This has more bitterness but is harsher. Not a bad brew by any means; just not something I'd seek out regularly.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of kwjd
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Rusty Chain pours a clear brown color, with not much head. There is a nice subtle smell, with hints of a cinnamon like aroma. The taste at first is awfully watery, and harsh, balanced flavor, but then it finishes a bit bitter and very dry. Pretty easy to drink, and that dry aftertaste is nice. Overall a slightly beefed up yuelninging look a like, so its not bad.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of rorjets
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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Rusty Chain from Flying Bison Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 195 ratings
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