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Flying Monkeys Stereovision - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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Reviews: 27
Hads: 80
Avg: 3.44
pDev: 22.67%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: Sammy on 06-24-2012

Amber ale with wheat.
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Photo of beerhunter13
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of JaredKlig
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of nicholas2121
4.01/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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.

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Photo of RandyFlameThrower
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of DougT
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Skwisgaar
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.82/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of Caveworm
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of ThinkAgain
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Jared326
2.84/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WillAndSarah
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of irishkyle21
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Mlkluther
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of kp2517
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ssmack
2.85/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good look. Thick head and a continuous volcano of carbonation.

Aroma of wheat hops.

Damn ... the taste of North American hops over wheat. Sour.

Medium feel.

Best of a bad style. I wish brewers would stop doing this ... ruining athe subtle flavours of a wheat ale with strong bitter hops.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of Flying Monkey's Stereovision last week for $1.99 at Boyne Country Provisions. This one caught my eye and I'm interested to see how it turns out. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a nice design and it's a little eye catching. It poured a pretty clear orange amber color that took on more of orange color when held to the light with finger and half worth of white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of sweetness with some grainy pale malts being the first to show up along with some doughy yeast and some sweet malts also showing up. Up next comes a grassy and earthy hop aroma followed by a noticeable wheat aroma. This beer had a nice aroma that seemed to be true to style.

T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of medium sweetness with the grainy and pale malts still being the first to show up, but this time there's a little bit of a biscuit malt aspect with some doughy yeast still showing up in the background. Up next comes the hops which impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time they are lighter. On the finish there's hardly any bitterness with a grainy malt aftertaste. This is a nice tasting beer, it's a little bland, but it is true to style.

M- Smooth, just a little crisp, on the very light side of being medium bodied with a lighter amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is decent, but it could use a little more carbonation.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and a nice example of the style, it had pretty much all the aspects that I look for, but it still ended up being a little bland. This beer had ok drinkability, I think one is enough, anymore than that and I might get bored with it. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance and how true to style it is. What I like the least about this beer is the mouthfeel, it could use a little more carbonation. I might buy this beer again when in the mood for the style and while it's not a must try beer it's worth trying if you like the style. All in all this beer wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either, it came close to falling right in the middle. It's no a favorite from this brewery and it's just a little above average for the style. Nice job guys, it's nice to see a brewery tackle this style.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of RedAleMan
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of vhmf1978
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of KentCstrait
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Nice hoppy wheat ale. Nice roasty malt nose and taste. Complex, flavorful beer. Reminds me of Little Sumpin' from Lagunitas. Original beer that I will not hesitate to try again in the future.

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Photo of SebD
3.67/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Flying Monkeys Stereovision from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.