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Flying Monkeys Stereovision - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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3.48/5  rDev +1.2%

bad2arwing, Sunday at 07:53 PM
Photo of titvs
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 10A) AROMA: moderate hop aroma with floral and subtle grassy notes. low supporting malt aroma. APPEARANCE: hazy golden colour. off-white medium head with average retention. TASTE: floral hop flavour with moderate-low malt presence with balance towards the hops. moderate bitterness that lingers. PALATE: medium-light body with moderate carbonation and no astringency. OVERALL: a medium hoppy, light and refreshing amber.

titvs, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Orionigel, Aug 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

fostachild, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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

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

JaredKlig, Jul 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of nicholas2121
4.04/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

nicholas2121, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

4ster, Jul 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Jas45678, Jul 12, 2014
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.

Caveworm, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of hunterjames
3/5  rDev -12.8%

hunterjames, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Kerrie, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

target88, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of mick303
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

mick303, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

vhmf1978, May 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Evil_Pidde, May 12, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

CalgaryFMC, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of wordemupg
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
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

wordemupg, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

WillAndSarah, Jan 18, 2014
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.

thehyperduck, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Vyronian, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

biboergosum, Oct 25, 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
79 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.