Lyndale Brown Ale | Rush River Brewing Company

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Lyndale Brown AleLyndale Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by supercolter on 01-31-2011

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of pat61
4.19/5  rDev +12%
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 richkrull
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of alphagnome
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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Photo of tempest
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Princetons Liquors in Maple Grove. It's a just a big, roasty brown ale with a share of toffee, and then balance from a measure of citrus hops. It's not overly sweet, or bitter, or thick, but rather a nice amplification of the style. Brown ale lovers should check it out.

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Photo of kristenrae8
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of supercolter
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not a bad brown ale, and a good first effort from Rush River. My only complaint on the taste is it has a bit of a metallic and medicinal taste. Other than that, pretty solid offering with a nice white head and pretty clean brown color. The mouthfeel and drinkability are nice with a clean hop finish and medium body.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Well hazed orange amber color, which is a strange color for something called a brown ale. One and a half fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is good and a short ring of lacing is left. Yeasties suspended throughout.

3.5 S: Despite the appearance, it smells like a brown ale. Lots of toastiness with a hazelnutty nuttiness. Grainy malts with a moderate sweetness.

3.5 T: Tastes like it smells. Toasty, nutty, grainy. Moderate neutral malt sweetness with some crystal malt. Super clean despite being unfiltered. Tasty.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and super smooth.

3.5 D: Fairly typical brown, but that not a bad thing because it means it's tasty. Good throughout.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cramerican
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BigBry
3.74/5  rDev 0%
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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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of martyl1000
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of tjb27
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of nmann08
2.17/5  rDev -42%
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 doucmehu
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of KarlHungus
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a brown color with amber hues. The head is one inch of solid tannish-white foam that recedes very slowly into nice sticky lacing. The aroma is of molasses, burnt caramel, toffee, and has a hint of citrus. It is a strong aroma. The is hoppier that the aroma, but still leans toward the malty side of things. There are nice citrus notes up front with aggressive toffee and caramel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is one of the best brown ales I've ever tasted. This beer will surely become a regular in my rotation.

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of pierceska
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Alacy
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle poured into a snifter

A: medium brown, some chestnut, 1.5 inches of big fluffy khaki colored head

S: initially I get citrus hops, then I get some toasty malts

T: toasted malts, light sweetness, hoppy bitterness, some citrus

M: a little thin but overall very nice, good carbonation

O: very surprised by this one, this is going to be a staple in my fridge.

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Photo of Rasmon
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Lyndale Brown Ale from Rush River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 42 ratings