The Unforgiven Amber Ale | Rush River Brewing Company

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The Unforgiven Amber AleThe Unforgiven Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by feloniousmonk on 07-14-2004

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Ratings: 177 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of mattmarka1
2.25/5  rDev -40%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of jmdrpi
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of npendres
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheMcTwaten
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of dragomni
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of hardy008
2.51/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Rather bland tasting. I like most amber ales, but this one doesn't do anything for me.

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Photo of SF_Posse
2.59/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dissapointed with this beer. It looks great on the poor.

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Photo of cokes
2.65/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Silty, sediment-laden pumpkin amber with a tight sticky pale khaki head.
The nose exudes plenty of wrought iron metallics and buttered dinner rolls, with a backing of hop-driven tropical fruit punch.
Into the mouth, it's all buttered bread, microwave popcorn, and heavy duty diacetyl. It's a shame, because under this oppressive curtain and burnt butter is a seemingly lovely, lightly nutty and toasty amber ale with a solid, if slightly metallic and astringent, citric and tropical hoppiness.
The mouthfeel is medium full and notably pasty with low CO2.
I've had similar problems with diacetyl in their Small Axe (and to a far lesser extent, Bubblejack IPA). Either they are wildly inconsistant, or I am particularly sensitive about their yeast. Regardless, I think I'm done with them.

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Photo of raygaymadness
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer does not follow a traditional amber.
Pros. Nice up front taste..malty but not overpowering.
Cons. It has a tingling hop aftertaste that is almost unnatural for a amber beer. Maybe a good start to drinking craft beers but it has nothing that makes you go wow.. this is tasty. That being said rush river does have some nice beers but a little more grain and less hops would make this beer more apealing.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.76/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Looked great coming out of the bottle & in the glass. But had a flat initial taste and then an aftertaste that tasted a little like fermaldyhyde.

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of u2carew
3.03/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(A) Clear amber color. Pours with a nice head then settles. Visible sediment.
(S) Slight bready smell with mild hop aroma.
(T) Mellow sweetness and notes of caramel. Bitterness in the aftertaste.
(M) Body is lighter than expected. Crisp with some girth.
(D) Just average. Not a stand out brew.

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Photo of ScurvyDogs
3.04/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of nrbw23
3.13/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy light golden orange color. Very small white head that goes away quickly and and leaves no lacing.

S- Could pick up something sweet in here but can't figure out what it is. Also some yeast and just a hint of hops.

T- Fairly sweet. Sweet malts and floral hops and that's about it. Not a whole lot going on here and pretty mild.

M- Medium in body with a decent amount of carbonation.

D- Fairly easy to drink. Not a whole lot going on in this brew. Not terrible but also probably won't go out searching for this.

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Photo of gatornation
3.16/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a nice amber color with a big head and good lacing it looks great...the smell is woodsy/malty slight hop ... the taste is the same smooth sweet malt carmel with biscuit notes followed by to little hops finish for me ...the mouthfell is strange almost sweet soapy taste..i dont know.. its drinkable if your outside on a cookout or picnic or doing yardwork but not for an enjoyable brew at home in front of the fireplace... it is drinkable.. so ill say try it and you be the judge.. when i want an amber ale i will reach for BELLS instead

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Photo of rkinsella
3.17/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Cloudy orange/brown color, minimal head that went to nothing in a few minutes, no lacing. Actually, pretty weird looking. After the head was gone it looked like I was drinking some pineapple mango juice.

Smell - Grassy, a bit sour, and some floral notes.

Taste - Sweet/sour, earthy, followed by an almost smokey medium hop bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium weight, moderate carbonation.

Drinkability - The earthiness kinda got to me by the end of the glass. Seems well crafted with a lot of interesting (new) flavors in balance. Not a typical amber ale. However, not really something I would want to try again.

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Photo of KnappStout
3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Dovers
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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The Unforgiven Amber Ale from Rush River Brewing Company
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