Lyndale Brown Ale | Rush River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by supercolter on 01-31-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.23%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Photo of pat61
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drinking at six weeks old out of a pub pint.
L: Hazy light brown pour crowned by a 3” clingy cream collored foam collar that slowly recedes.
S: Crystal, pale ale and just a touch of brown malts, very little roast some dark sugars. Faint vegetal.
T: Malt driven, some toast, traces of chocolate, fresh bread crust, a touch of sweetness. A hoppy finish for balance.
F: Very creamy with moderate carbonation, medium body.
O: A big brown ale that comes in just short of a porter.

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Photo of nmann08
2.17/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a murky brown color with a big fluffy head. The smell is sweet malt, caramel, a little cough syrup and cotton candy. The flavor is too sweet, could benefit from a lot of improvements, but even drying out would help. This tastes like cough syrup. Terrible.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of Beerlover
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigbeers84
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of D-No
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of einman
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of alphagnome
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Holy sediment, Batman! Typically I have a flow to my reviews, but there is so much sediment floating around this glass - huge, flaky pieces - slowly falling out of suspension that I'd be remiss if I didn't point it out. Looking past this, the murky body is medium brown in color with a hint of red and topped with a nice, pale yellow head. Plenty of lacing and carbonation is visible on after straining your eyes.

Aroma:
Quite unique! There is a crisp tartness to it that I am actually struggling to describe and I like that challenge. Think about eating a pecan roll at a small table with a bouquet of flowers for a centerpiece. Plenty of floral notes mix quite well with sweet caramels and nuts, mostly pecan. For good measure, throw in a glass of fresh apple juice.

Taste:
Packs more bitterness than I was expecting.. This is not a bad thing, just surprising - more of an American Pale Ale/American Brown Ale hybrid. I like it. Plenty of mouth-drying hop character packing a citrusy punch up front and hangs around from beginning to end while sweet, toasted malts weave in and out while various nuts dance around your taste buds. Faint coffee notes sneak in at the finish.

Mouthfeel:
Medium-bodied beer. Light on carbonation. Finish is a bit too dry in my opinion.

Overall:
A well executed beer that blends styles very well. Not perfect by any means, but it is enjoyable.

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Photo of BigBry
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Bulldog in St. Paul, MN.
Slightly hazy, dark brownish red, creamy head left nice looking lace.
Aroma is a solid toasted malt base, some sweet fruitlike smell, sour cherry maybe.
Tasteis well balanced between maltiness and some light hops. Not overly bitter, and not overly sweet either.
Full bodied, rich and smooth, clean dry finish.
Very nice example for my first beer from this brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.25/5  rDev -14%

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Lyndale Brown Ale from Rush River Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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