1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Flying Monkeys Stereovision - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

Not Rated.
Flying Monkeys StereovisionFlying Monkeys Stereovision

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

49 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Dark Wheat Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Amber ale with wheat.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 06-24-2012)
View: Beers (69) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by peensteen:
Photo of peensteen
peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reddish-amber colour, solid ring of white head, decent retention and a nice amount of lace. Smell is quite hoppy, some citrus and a bit of pine, malt is a bit biscuity and toasted, wheaty as well as it opened up. Taste is hoppy with nice toasted grain flavours, wheat and citrus, some earthy notes come across as well, citrusy aftertaste. Medium carbonation and body, decent feel, carbonation a bit too prickly. A nice easy drinking beer that seems to work pretty well, something I would revisit gladly.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2012 12:32:10 | More by peensteen
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jas45678
Jas45678

Michigan

3/5  rDev -12.5%

07-12-2014 12:50:24 | More by Jas45678
Photo of Caveworm
Caveworm

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 03:10:56 | More by Caveworm
Photo of hunterjames
hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.5%

07-06-2014 20:39:42 | More by hunterjames
Photo of Kerrie
Kerrie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-04-2014 17:59:19 | More by Kerrie
Photo of target88
target88

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-29-2014 04:05:14 | More by target88
Photo of mick303
mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a weizen/pils glass, a copperish light brown colour with a good white head and quite a lot of active carbonation, beer is very clear. Has good retention and lacing though.

S - crisp. Some grassy hops and graininess. Mild spices, some of the wheatiness comes in on the background with some bananas, but overall this is fairly bland and grainy.

T - steps ups a bit with some immediate fruitiness, pears and bananas, some more full malty aspects with a chewy banana aspect, strong wheaty body with creamy vanilla, lots of graininess still, tends more toward grassy notes on the finish. Finish is dry, a bit sour, and has some lingering noble hops.

M - Quite light, but with a distinct wheaty creaminess, quite a bit of stripping carbonation to attempt to balance that. Feels a bit muddled. Obviously it was intended to be a quenching refresher, it is a bit full for that, like chewing down on a lot of (underipe) bananas. Drinkable but not inspiring.

Overall, middle of the road, this could use some adjustment to tame the wheat and bring out some of the more complex hopped notes that are added and lurking below the surface. Mouthfeel is quite thick, but overall this is quite an enjoyable beer, a different take at least, and has some potential but this falls short.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 00:19:41 | More by mick303
Photo of vhmf1978
vhmf1978

Brazil

3.5/5  rDev +2%

05-17-2014 00:32:14 | More by vhmf1978
Photo of Evil_Pidde
Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3/5  rDev -12.5%

05-12-2014 16:53:23 | More by Evil_Pidde
Photo of CalgaryFMC
CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 19:59:35 | More by CalgaryFMC
Photo of wordemupg
wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle poured into tulip 23/1/14

A clear golden yellow with plenty of bubbles and tiny suspended particles throughout, finger of foam falls quickly to a thin film that the bubbles sustain, polka dot bubbles deep down the glass

S floral citrus, wheaty cereal, some toffee, sweet orange peel and some faint hoppy spruce

T more cereal then the nose, earthy herbal notes are added to the mix, doesn't have the hops going for it like the smell

M a little thin and foamy, just a little grit with wheat and citrus on the finish

O decent version of the style, more hops then I expected but that works for me, simple brew well suited for a hot day

nothing to be ashamed of but nothing to really write home about either, not my favorite style but not a bad version of one

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 07:04:11 | More by wordemupg
Photo of WillAndSarah
WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +16.6%

01-18-2014 00:09:44 | More by WillAndSarah
Photo of thehyperduck
thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev +9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 01:30:40 | More by thehyperduck
Photo of Vyronian
Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2%

12-09-2013 14:30:07 | More by Vyronian
Photo of biboergosum
biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 00:41:31 | More by biboergosum
Photo of Kmat10
Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2%

10-07-2013 01:42:36 | More by Kmat10
Photo of schnarr84
schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +16.6%

10-06-2013 19:30:19 | More by schnarr84
Photo of HATS4BATS
HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

09-25-2013 18:47:07 | More by HATS4BATS
Photo of TwilightTavern
TwilightTavern

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

09-24-2013 02:00:11 | More by TwilightTavern
Photo of Will12
Will12

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

08-17-2013 23:57:57 | More by Will12
Photo of Skwisgaar
Skwisgaar

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2%

08-05-2013 06:05:33 | More by Skwisgaar
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

07-16-2013 14:07:44 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
Photo of GoHabsGo
GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2%

07-08-2013 01:46:55 | More by GoHabsGo
Photo of justforrazors
justforrazors

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +2%

06-23-2013 12:57:23 | More by justforrazors
Photo of TerryW
TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.6/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Looks fairly decent. Clear golden amber. Big head settles to a cap, leaves lots of lace.

After that, very macro-ish, nothing special about it. Sweet, corny nose. Also drinks sweet, with a slightly dry metallic finish. No noticeable wheat character. Nothing about this would make me go out of my way to find it.

<yawn>

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 02:15:39 | More by TerryW
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Flying Monkeys Stereovision from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.