Flying Monkeys City And Colour Imperial Maple Wheat - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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4.04/5 rDev +3.1%
Intrigued to say the least!
A - deep rootbeer orange brown, no head to speak of, looks flat to be honest, but at 11.5% a certain level of that is expected
S - big rich true maple aromas, brown sugar, mild breadiness, definitely a olfactory pleaser
T - rich maple syrup, candied dates, whole grain bready maltiness, a little nutty, and generally rich
M - it was essentially flat, not sure if this is a one off issue or a common thing, super sticky sweet as expected, and barely a hint of any alcohol much less the beefy 11.5%
O - aside from the flat factor this is what I was hoping for, a rich maplely flavourful brew that is very easy and dangerously drinkable, more of a dessert kind of brew but you should have guessed that going in
03-12-2014 02:35:16 | More by joemcgrath27
3.53/5 rDev -9.9%
Cola coloured brew under a moderate head that quickly disappears. Lots of lace though, so not too bad looking that way.
The aroma of this beer is immediately all over you. Tons of maple syrup, a little burnt caramel, lots of vanilla. Appetizing, but a little foreboding, too. It's clear right away that this is something on the extreme side.
Sure enough. Crazy sweet. Lots of maple, lots of vanilla, slightly herbal. Some bitterness from a burned finish. Did I say sweet?
Nonetheless, it all hangs together. Drinkable despite being extreme. But - fair warning given - this won't be to all tastes. It's a dessert beer suitable for after dinner. And given the size of the bottle, this is something best shared.
03-06-2014 01:08:02 | More by TerryW
3.83/5 rDev -2.3%
Shared a 750 ml bottle with a few friends, which was a good call. I doubt I could get through the entire bottle. A red amber color with minimal tan head, this heavy-duty brew smells incredibly sweet and rich, like breakfast in a bottle, with maple butter, raisin, floral vanilla, strong alcohol, and hints of wood and smoke apparent. Tastes like buckwheat pancakes and syrup, a little roasted flavor is apparent along with a vague woodiness. Mostly though, its just cloyingly sweet and boozy, with low carbonation and a thick syrupy body that makes you want to pour this over ice cream, although somehow I experienced the body as less thick than expected. There is a lot of maple flavor left over post-fermentation and no detectable hops (in fact, the label neglects to mention hops in the ingredients ... Presumably at least some were used for bittering purposes). Not bad and reminds me of some of the uber-sweet dopplebocks I've tried, albeit dominated by a maple character and spicy alcohol with an interesting hint of smoke. Too sweet for me but nevertheless a unique experience.
02-17-2014 23:08:19 | More by CalgaryFMC
3.68/5 rDev -6.1%
Bottle: Poured a clear copper color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of maple notes is quite dominant with light residuals sugar notes also perceptible. Taste is also dominated by woody maple notes which are dominant but also kind of pleasant is maybe tad over the top. Residual sugar notes are also present but not overly so with alcohol not really discernible. Body is lighter than expected with heavy filtration and medium carbonation. I am usually not that fond of overly sweet beer but the maple aromas kind of kept me interested in this beer.
01-14-2014 20:09:23 | More by Phyl21ca
4.53/5 rDev +15.6%
750ml bottle poured into a Leffe goblet. ABV 11.5%.
A - Poured a murky copper brown with minimal head and minimal lacing.
S - Perfectly toasted whole wheat bread, maple syrup, vanilla, and spiced rum. Wow this smells good. It really smells like toast dipped in maple syrup with a shot of rum.
T - Sweet, maple syrup, whole wheat bread, hint of vanilla, some spice, some herbal hops. As it warms some alcohol is noticeable in the finish.
M - Medium light carbonation. heavy body, sticky, smooth, slight burn in the finish.
O - Definitely the best maple syrup infused beer I've ever had.
11-15-2013 03:14:55 | More by decimator
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
750 bottle into a wine glass. Poured basically no head was able to coax some lacing and bubbly film out of it. Colour is a darkish chestnut brown with some dark maple syrup look. No visible carbonation, fairly clear. 4
S – a really rich aroma with a strong maple syrup on pancakes character, behind that some raspberry, wheaty body, with fresh pancakes, jammy with some hops providing rich berry fruit notes. Some alcohol presence for sure. 4.25
T – start is a nuanced sweet maple syrup not with a wiff of woodsmoke pancakes, a bit too sweet, blueberry, and the alcohol is moderately spicey and hot. Wheat is a pleasant character on the palate with some silky, very syrupy feel with a noticeable heat, bourbony vanilla is there with a nice compliment, some light hops are there with some syrupy fruit, cherry, and earthy jamminess. A fair bit of heat but the flavor is quite good but could have some more balance. 4
M – a very thick syrupy body, an alcoholic maple syrup wouldn’t be a stretch, it is quite hot and syrupy, but quite a rich pleasing warmth of it, spirituous for sure. 4
For a beer to encapsulate fresh pancakes and maple syrup this is as close as Ive come across. The maple character is quite steller and has lots of depth. I’m quite new to Wheatwines, but certainly want to try some more after this. Rich and syrupy with a rich maple vanilla character, good spiciness and the wheaty body works well as a robust sipper, rounded enough to be very pleasant. 4.25
10-14-2013 00:52:57 | More by mick303
4.13/5 rDev +5.4%
Second beer in the Treble Clef Series.
Appearance - Pours a dark mahogany brown with a finger width of bubbly beige head.
Smell - Maple syrup, bourbon vanilla, wheat... like a stack of pancakes!
Taste - Whoa maple! Lots of sweet maple syrup, along with vanilla and wheat to back it up.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light carbonation. Leaves the same feeling in your mouth as maple syrup does.
Overall - An excellent dessert beer by Flying Monkeys. I'm happy that the maple plays a starring role (as opposed to other beers that use maple and it can hardly be found). Definitely meant to share with others, as the sweetness will be too much for one person.
09-02-2013 03:26:18 | More by leaddog
Flying Monkeys City And Colour Imperial Maple Wheat from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
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