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Flying Monkeys Stereovision - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Amber ale with wheat.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 06-24-2012)
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Reviews by CalgaryFMC:
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3.49/5  rDev +1.5%

355 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass. This brew is supposed to be a hoppier take on the American wheat style according to the label. It is not a kristall weissbier despite the name, which is A-OK in my book. A gold amber brew like dark honey with ample beige head, I get a rich wheat spiciness on the nose with a little caramel, a light fruitiness that recalls red berries, and green grassy hops that recall a well-hopped pilsener. Tastes crisp and clean ... A no-frills wheat spice, the aforementioned grassy hops, root vegetable, hints of caramel, nuts, white grape and dry cacao powder which are initially hard to discern, a touch of lemon and orange rind. Mostly I taste dry cereal and an earthy white pepper spice. Not getting much banana in this, nor should I. This is not a weissbier and I assume the brew is attenuated via a standard ale yeast. The sweet caramel note does reveal more of itself as you go and overall the flavor profile does build over time. Admittedly, these sorts of ultra-clean wheat beers are not really my style. The carbonation is too aggressive and I was hoping for something chewier. I do enjoy the noble hop flavors and the pleasant acidic tang. No regrets but I will not be a repeat customer.

CalgaryFMC, Feb 15, 2014
More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

beerhunter13, May 30, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev +7.6%

355ml single bottle. Another label that looks like one would require 3D glasses to fully appreciate it.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden amber hue, with one skinny finger of weakly foamy, mostly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some random sea spray lace around the glass as it quickly fades away.

It smells of gritty, grainy wheat malt, some chalky banana chips, innocuous muddled citrus, somewhat acrid yeast, and faint earthy, musty hops. The taste is a generally agreeable blend of barley and wheat malt - a heady biscuity breadiness, edgy grainy wheat stalks - a skulking yeastiness, dry banana esters, mild orange-tinted perfume notes, and a softly bitter grassy, leafy hoppiness.

The bubbles are just peppy enough to carry this thing through, the body medium-light in weight, and actually fairly smooth, the graininess doing us all a solid here. It finishes rather dry, the wheat, yeast, and hops all minutely contributing, though their collective pull is enough to seal this one's fate.

While hardly in the same bravado-heavy league as most of this brewery's more prominent offerings, I think that should be duly taken into consideration here. What other Canadian made (if sadly misnamed) 'Kristall wheat ales' can you name? Right, Grasshopper - and Stereovision stomps the holy green guts out of that venerable Prairie staple. So, grain of salt sucked back, and I'm just a bit put off that I got this just as snow is being predicted for the coming weekend.

biboergosum, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

On tap at Volo, tap takeover. More IPA than the wheat advertised, although the latter does bulk up and smooth out the mouthfeel. A decent bitterness, a good summer beer,Mild amber colour and a small significant head. Worth a try.
i had it again at Get Well pub and it was a clean drinkable product, prickly carbonation.Not so bitter, a decent American amber.

Sammy, Jun 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

JaredKlig, Jul 25, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +17.4%

Flying Monkeys Stereovision brewed by Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery with an ABV of 5.5% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a small white head.Flying Monkeys Stereovision is a Filtered brew you can see right though it. This is different from most wheat brews I had because it is filtered. The smell is rich with grains and some bitterness. The taste of this brew is different. It real smooth with a touch of bitterness at the end. It's almost like a light brew. The mouthfeel is nice with no bad aftertaste. This brew goes down nice with clean finish. Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery did a nice job with this brew. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5
I would buy this brew again.

nicholas2121, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

RandyFlameThrower, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Skwisgaar, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.8/5  rDev -18.6%

Bottle: Poured a medium amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention. Aroma of grainy wheat malt notes with some grassy floral hops. Taste is a mix between light dry caramel malt with some wheat notes and light residual sugar mix in with some grassy hops. Body is average with good carbonation. I’m not sure what the intent was but I really did not dog the mix between hops and fruity wheat malt and the caramel notes.

Phyl21ca, Apr 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Flying Monkeys Stereovision from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, my first of this style of brew. Poured from the bottle into a glass, the 1/16 or smaller finger thick head goes away rather hastily. Clear, golden straw body with decent lacing.

Smells like ever-so-slightly roasted malt. Certainly far from other wheat oriented brews I've experienced thus far. Not a light scent, but not robust; fairly neutral as the rating implies.

I taste malt or some kind of sweeter characteristic. Balancing hop bitterness is well masked, but its there somehow. I'm kind of thrown off-guard by this. I guess its alright. All in all, its a lighter taste.

Mouthfeel here is light and crisp. Quite refreshing, actually.

Overall a 3 for Flying Monkeys Stereovision from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery. It was my first American dark wheat brew and will hopefully have introduced me to yet another style I'll enjoy. I may buy this again, we'll see.

Caveworm, Jul 09, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev +2.6%

Thanks to korguy123 for this bottle.
Bottled on NOV 16/2012. Poured in to FM pint glass.

A - Slightly cloudy medium orange with a thin layer of white head.

S - Sweet bready malts, light citrus and some caramel.

T - Slight bitterness up front that gives way a to bready and caramel malt backbone that takes centre stage. Some floral notes, yeast esters and fruity notes are also present.

M - Light body. Moderate carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Dec 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

ThinkAgain, Feb 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

WillAndSarah, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

irishkyle21, Aug 05, 2012
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3.49/5  rDev +1.5%

12oz Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 2$

Appearance - Slightly hazy light copper colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faintt lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, grass, caramel

Taste & Mouth - There is a high amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts and hops. There is also some very faint grapefruit, and some grassy notes. It ends with a malty sweet aftertaste with a bit of a hop bitterness.

Overall – A very drinkable beer with just enough flavour to keep it interesting. I can see this working well as a session beer or a warm weather refresher. I'd like a touch less carbonation.

spinrsx, Jan 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

RedAleMan, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

vhmf1978, May 17, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev +6.1%

Appearance: It has a nice semi-cloudy burnt golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, some sweet bready and caramelly malts and earthy hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus, grassy/earthy hops, some bready notes and sweet caramelly malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

SebD, Feb 18, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +8.7%

355 mL bottle taken from a six-pack picked up at the LCBO; bottled Sept. 24 2013 and listed at an even 5%. I've tried this beer on multiple occasions in the past, but this is the first opportunity I've had to sit down and review it. Served well-chilled.

Pours a foggy golden-amber colour, topped with one finger of frothy, off-white head that slowly dies down over a period of minutes. Eventually, a soapy cap and collar are all that remains at the surface, with a narrow band of lacing left to adhere to the glass. The aroma is approachable but straightforward - bready malts, caramel, orange citrus, and some grassy, earthy hops, with a touch of banana becoming detectable as the liquid warms. Not bad at all.

This is a nice, light, highly drinkable ale, though its construction is highly unimaginative compared to most FM offerings. Bready, biscuity pale malts and caramel sweetness comprise the backbone, but remain deftly balanced with the mild citrus and light, leafy earthiness of the hops. Fairly dry aftertaste, with some weak bitterness that does not linger at all. Light-bodied and quite fizzy - in fact, a little overcarbonated for my tastes - but all-in-all this is a very quaffable American-style wheat ale that tastes pretty good and goes down smoothly.

Final Grade: 3.74, a B. Stereo Vision is far from the most creative beer in the Flying Monkeys portfolio, which is a little disappointing given how much they play up the 'unique hybrid of multiple beer styles' angle on the packaging. That being said, it's still a serviceable wheat ale that has grown on me for some strange reason - I've bought this before and will likely do so again. Worth a try if you're in the market for a sessionable pale ale with a less-aggressive hop bill than your average APA.

thehyperduck, Dec 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Slongie, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

MattPS, Jul 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

justforrazors, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of andrenaline
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%

A - Pours a crystal clear copper colour with an amber hue, solid finger of head with decent retention and some nice sheeting lacing.

S - Scent is musty, grassy moss, candied sugar, hints of fruity yeast, and a caramel malt comes through on the finish.

T - The earthy hop notes come through alongside grassy wheat flavours, a muddled citrus flavour lingers alongside a bready caramel malt.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and surprisingly dry on the finish.

O - A tasty brew and a unique style. The flavour profile is unique and is certainly growing on me. I could easily see myself consuming a few of these in a single sitting. An easy drinking summer ale whose hybrid style makes for a memorable experience.

andrenaline, Feb 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Kmat10, Oct 07, 2013
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Flying Monkeys Stereovision from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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