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Flying Monkeys City And Colour Imperial Maple Wheat - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Second installment of the "Treble Clef Series" Collaboration Beer

High-alcohol imperial maple wheat ale brewed with maple syrup and infused with fair-trade, organic bourbon vanilla pods.

"We created the beer recipe in spring when the sap was running and local maple syrup farms were rocking. We'd wanted to use these great maple flavours for a while," Flying Monkeys founder Peter Chiodo said in a statement. "Dallas Green is a native son of St. Catharines, so the maple added the perfect touch of Ontario to this beer."

(Beer added by: korguy123 on 06-15-2013)
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4.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours with a hazy consistency and with low amounts of carbonation upon what I see...I guess I'll find out afterwards. The color is a reddish/muddy brown one, and with an underlying tone of dark maple syrup. The head leaves much to the imagination, as I did not get that rich creamy head that I expected....instead I get a thick ring with a thin patchwork of foam connecting it all.....the lacing follows suit, albeit a little better. There are small circular patches of foam that cling to the glass.

S- Maple syrup and lots of it! There are several underlying aromas to compliment this, such as fresh vanilla beans, melted butter, fresh sugar cane, dark rum and even a raisin aroma that starts to border a maderia or ruby port. The only negative aspect of the overall smell is the booziness....however, it really has to get a pass, as this is an Imperial! There is no hop presence noted....just straight up dark sweetness!

T- This follows suit to the aromas quite closely.....again.....maple syrup, and lots of it! There is a yeasty, velvety butter richness that is underlying throughout the taste, to keep all of these flavors in check. Vanilla, hints of milk chocolate, dark rum, black plum, raisins, and I do agree with a previous reviewer, butterscotch.....almost leaves a lingering flavor, such as a Werther's candy will do! Again, no hop presence detected, and there is an alcoholic aspect to this one, but this is a double digit brew!

M/O- Full bodied would best describe this beer, with a dense, yet smooth carbonation. It is syrupy and cloying to say the least, coating the palate with a hit of a broad spectrum of rich flavors. Most definitely a desert beer, I shuttered when I first sipped this, but with every taste, I find I'm enjoying it more and more....perhaps that is the booze kicking in but it really is a nice beer to have over an evening. It goes very well with the Double Gloucester cheese I have accompanying it, as it really helps cleanse the palate in anticipation of the next taste! I would get this again.....it becomes a highly drinkable beer with a little time and would be a great brew to share with somebody!

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4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice amber/nut brown color to it. It has a nice thick beige head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of maple syrup, vanilla, bourbon and dark rum spices.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has alot of sweet maple syrup, vanilla, some bourbon notes, slightly boozy, some warming from the alcohol, a touch of wheat malts and faint spices.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a great overall balance and feel.

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

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4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

Photo of mick303
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of korguy123
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Early "preview" last night on tap at the Garage Party at the brewery.
This monster was a real nice way to polish off the night.

Murky rich brown maple syrup coloured pour. Thin wisps around the top. Zero lacing with excellent legs.

Smells right off the bat with maple syrup, vanilla, some bourbon.

Zero alcohol in the taste, big wallop of maple, brown sugar, vanilla, some caramel. VERY sweet, I found myself wondering if I could drink a bottle to myself as I did with the BNL stout.

Medium to full body, slick on the tongue.

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml loud bottle poured into tulip 22/8/13

A has a reddish brown glow when held to the light, a finger of dense foam sticks around for a few sips leaving some polka dot lace

S massive amount of maple, bourbon, vanilla, butterscotch, caramel, and brown sugar, this one has everything sweet going for it, a little unburnt tobacco, honey and just a little booze but for 11.5% its well hidden

T more booze and very faint chocolate, I also get some cereal I didn't smell, somehow its even sweeter then the nose

M thick and syrupy with a little heat, my lips are stuck together and my palates like a slip'n'slide, finishes sweet, surprise, surprise

O a little much for one person but the bottle did warn me that I should share it, dose well in all areas but I have a feeling I'm going to be hung over with all this sugar

would make a great desert beer to split with 3 or 4 people, a little to much sugar for one person but I managed

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Flying Monkeys City And Colour Imperial Maple Wheat from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.