The Unforgiven Amber Ale | Rush River Brewing Company

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The Unforgiven Amber AleThe Unforgiven Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
rushriverbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by feloniousmonk on 07-14-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
177
Reviews:
75
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.07%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 177 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zkoehn
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Well made like all of the rush river stuff has been, but really, at the end of the day, it's just another amber ale. This one has a little more body than most, fluffy and sturdy, and smooth going down, substantial enough to be four season beer, even up here. It also has a nice concentrated flavor, that while more or less traditional, is more robust that we are used to in the style. Nutty and sweet, hints of maple syrup there, a richer crystal type malt and nothing more than necessary buttering hops that provide some grassy balance later on. Sturdy and autumnal, this is definitely the best time of year for it, sort of a nice alternative to the samey octoberfest types out there right now. These guys make good beer, and while this is a far cry from their most inventive, it's very tasty and probably one of the better straight up Amber types I have had in awhile. Longer caramel finish, almost English for a second, mellow all the way. An easy six pack to get into any time of day, good food beer too.

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Photo of JacksonPooBear
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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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 ANiklaus
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ilafan
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tavo2311
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kguard
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ssippisam
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Unforgiven pours a sediment filled copper color with a small head. There is a malty and biscuit aroma. The taste is very full, nice sweetness from the malts and a nice biscuit flavor. Good body and good feel. Overall its plain, but tasty.

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Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Briancaldel
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice Amber color with a white head. Lightly carbonated, floral and hoppy with a bitter finish and bite at the end.

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Photo of Lynn
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampling right now on 4/3/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "Mythos" pilsner glass.

Brew pours a pretty copper-amber in color with a thick white 1-finger foamy head. Lots of sticky lacing is seen with each sip that stays in place instead of sliding back down the sides like some brews do. The aroma is mostly of grains and hops with a slight caramel sweetness. Pretty much is said for the taste as well. Does have a slightly dry and hoppy finish but doesn't last too long. Amber Ales are all over the board for me with some more hoppy than others. Overall probably in the middle of the pack for this one. Medium-bodied with good carbonation from all the streaming bubbles seen rising from the sides and bottom of the glass.

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Photo of Minuteman
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hotdogtornados
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of viers002
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of einman
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BDeibs
3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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The Unforgiven Amber Ale from Rush River Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 177 ratings.
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