R.J. King Wingwalker Lager - World Brews

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R.J. King Wingwalker LagerR.J. King Wingwalker Lager

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Reviews: 31
Hads: 42
Avg: 2.89
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Reidrover on 07-11-2006

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Reviews: 31 | Hads: 42
Photo of smcolw
3.25/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Starts with a decent head (more than a finger thick), but it dissipates quickly to a single layer of bubbles. A couple of spots are left on the glass side. The beer is clear with a light gold color.

Slightly sour smell of predominant malt. I give them some credit for the mild pepper hop spice in the background.

Creamy and grainy malt presence on the tongue. Less thin than most macros, but more so than micro's lagers. Very little hop flavor, but still very smooth drink. Definitely fits into the lawnmower category, but it is a decent one.

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Photo of EricCioe
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the $0.89 bin at Orange Street Food Farm. Always worth it as a single.

This pours a very pale yellow with a decent white head. On the nose there is wet grain with a surprising presence of real, actual hops. They don't dominate but they definitely assert themselves florally. In the mouth the hops provide a fruity note mixing with some basic dough. The finish is pretty short, the body is light.

Overall, there are many, many worse pale lagers than this. The actual inclusion of hops is a well-appreciate change from the norm.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
2.96/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass (also sampled in a pilsener, no change):

A: clear golden yellow body, bubbly white head that slowly falls

S: clean fresh malts, but that's it

T: just malts, no balance

M: light, sessionable, soapy aftertaste, sweet finish saves it a bit

O: decent for the style, decent for me, had it with pizza and it was acceptable then

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Photo of wmtxbb
3.44/5  rDev +19%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: The non-existant head makes this beer look like soda; sort of looks like sprite.

Smell: soft malts and citrus.

Taste: crisp malts, citrus, toffee, butter. Has a very light body, buttery mouthfeel.

Very drinkable, simple taste; this would be a great beer to have with food, or as a session beer.

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Photo of erolevar
1.53/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This beer does not taste good. It smells and tastes like a cheap beer. It is not worth the money that a premium beer can ask. I can't think of anything good to say about this beer other than I'm hoping it will be gone soon. I've tried pawning the beer off on people and they didn't want to drink it either.

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Photo of Tundruth
3.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saw this at the supermarket in 6 packs and picked it up just to try something new and different.

Seems well done for the style and overall I really liked it. Nothing spectacular, but definitely beats any macro "lager" that I've ever had the displeasure of drinking in the past.

pours a clear golden yellow topped with a tall bubbly head that raises and then slowly falls leaving behind a nice roam rim and lacing. Smells clean, fresh, and like a lager should. Taste is on key for a lager, but doesn't have anything to it to really set it off. Mouth feel was pretty good, very drinkable but a little too sweet. The drinkablility on this one is average, Id say. Its good enough that it's sessionable, however, anyone who appreciates their drinking experience would likely get sick of this after a few and want to switch to something with more of a flavor profile to it.

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Photo of jwinship83
2.2/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle with no visible freshness information drank from an american pint glass.

A- this one pours out fizzy and golden. a very small white head forms and vanishes in a matter of seconds. little to no lacing is left behind.

S- the smell is faint. grainy cereal malts. overly sweet smelling.

T- the taste mimics the scent. cereal like grainy malts. sweeter than i was expecting. meh.

M- light bodied and as carbonated as i was anticipating.

D- not a style i typically go for or one that i really get into, but this seems on the lower end of the spectrum. i suppose it would make for a decent lawn mower beer.

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Photo of Jason
3.07/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Head fades quickly to pretty much nothing other than a few crackling bubbles that have freshly risen to the top. Pale yellow golden color, decent clarity. Weak malt sweetness, faint fruit and taffy as well in the nose. Good crispness, wet moderate sized body. Malt is plain, a little husky with some sweetness. Hop bitterness is there and balances, flavor comes in with an herbal note. Finishes semi-sweet.

Run of the mill lager, pretty plain even though it has more flavor than most of the mass produced industrial lagers. If it is priced more than $5.99 a six-pack then it is not worth it IMO.

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Photo of Minkybut
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this average Joe beer into my tired tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a golden color with a white head. The head went away very fast. The smell was average beer smelling bready maybe yeasty with a sweet aftertaste. It was a pretty normal tasting beer that was not terrible but did not open your eyes and say yum either. i will not buy again.

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Photo of matjack85
3.13/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is the 3rd Wingwalker product I have tried. The picture is the same on every bottle, only the flight number and background color change with each variety. The lager is listed as flight:4 and comes with a blue background. No freshness date. The only other information on the bottle says "Smooth hops. Fully krausened lager"

The beer pours a medium gold color and makes a nice 2½ finger white head with good retention, but it leaves only minimal lacing.

The smell is very bready and sweet. There is also a slight alcohol aroma despite its low abv.

The taste is mainly sweet malt with only a minimal hop presence. Sweeter than most lagers but not bad.

Mouthfeel is light but I wouldn't call it watery. The high carbonation keeps it crisp and refreshing.

This is not a great lager by any means, but it is serviceable and quite drinkable.

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Photo of Trappissed
3.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An easy drinking lager. Definitely a small step up from your average macros, but still not very impressive. I wanted something refreshing and it definitely was that, but not much else. Very one-dimensional in terms of flavors, nothing worth mentioning really.

Extremely low ABV, so low in fact that I had three and was not even buzzed. Also wanted to report that my bottle says 4.5% rather than the 4.8% suggested. I won't completely write off a beer just because of ABV, but I won't be getting this again. Wish I would have read the reviews before picking this up at random.

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Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
3.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pale, little carbonation, piss-like.

Smell- Sweet, malt, slight roasted notes.

Taste- Sweet malt, vaguely sour, watery.

Mouthfeel- Average.

Drinkability- Nothing great here. A fairly typical macro-ish lager with no really distinctive characteristics.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
2.64/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled this one out of a six pack from City Market. The beer poured a yellow gold with nice clarity and a small head. Good retention but the lacing was intermittent. The aromas were pilsner like in a stale, European way, not appealing. The flavors were better, honey sweetness right up front followed by grainy malt and some hops. There was a metallic twinge to it I did not care for. The mouthfeel was ok but the carbonation was too high. Glad I only bought one.

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Photo of sudz42
3.35/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

too sweet. was psyched to see a wisconsin lager in maine as i grew up in the badger state surrounded by excellent semi macros (eau claire all malt; augsburger, leini's).

the brewers should have split the malt for other batches. i'm thinking a lot of refining sugar.

it's a great drink if you like goya malt beverage.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Albertson’s in Tehachapi, CA. This beer pours a clear yellow-gold color with a medium thin and bubbly white head that burns off steadily. Spotty lacing. Mild hops and stale malt aroma. Light-bodied with subtle hops and malt flavors with touches of sweet honey. The finish is short and lightly bitter. Pretty forgettable overall.

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Photo of czechsaaz
3.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light hop aroma with good pilsner malt backbone. Clean lager fermentation, just a little yeasty but not fruity or estery.

Goldne and clear with a very small head and nice rising carbonation around the glass. Not enough head to leave any lacing.

Starts off very sweet. Mid palate it's balanced out by bittering hops. Then it finishes sweet again. The sweetness is a little sugary but does have some pilsner malt taste. Finish is mostly clean with the lingering sweetness.

Pretty highly carbonated and fizzy. Body is appropriately light for a lager.

A pretty good representation of a lager. Unfortunately that makes it like tons of other beers with really nothing to make it stand out from the crowd,

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Photo of Brad007
3.2/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden yellow color with a decent head. Aroma is crisp with a decent amount of malt showing through. Taste is simple and inoffensive. The aftertaste is nice and not too sweet though. It's a little bland though but I could drink something like this in a session. Not too bad of an attempt at this style.Definitely more drinkable than the Amber Ale.

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Photo of Bookseeb
2.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is light golden in color with a crisp thin head. Aroma is clean, slightly sweet and not much to it. Taste has a sweetness right up front with a slight metallic grainy flavor thats thin with a light mouthfeel. A pretty simple lager that I don't think will be on my next shopping list.

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Photo of taez555
2.82/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer poured a light clear orange/yellow, hay colored body with a small white head.

Nose has a nice soft bready and mild biscuit smell. Sweet with nice fruit touch. Classic macro lager type smell but big and in your face. This is what all BMC beers should smell like.

Taste is light with a strong watered-down sort of taste. Grain, corn, some yeast, touches of potato bread. A strong carbonation as well as well as a nice firm bitterness to balance out the small watered down malt. Hints of hops are only some mild touches of earth. Very smooth and very drinkable without any off flavors.

It's not the greatest beer in the world, but compared to BMC beers this is 10 times better. You can taste hops, bitterness and malt, but... it has this strong watered-down sort of flavor that is just so distracting. If I had to choose between this and miller light this would win hands down, but... it's still nothing to write home about.

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Photo of HochFliegen
2.28/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Found this at my local grocery store so I thought Id give it a try.
Well it poured a clear light amber color with a thin whispy head that fell from view rather quickly.
The smell was very much grain like and sweet. Didnt seem to really catch my attention.
The taste was rather sweet with little hop or other flavor. There was a metalic or medicine like flavor that really through this one off for me.
The mouthfeel was very light and watery.
Cant say I would have another.

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Photo of jdhilt
2.4/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a four finger white head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Slight skunky nose. Starts with a slight sweetness, hops are lurking in the background, mildly bitter aftertaste. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Capital Convenience Concord, NH. Unusual to find a WI beer in NH.

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.15/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Lighter yellow translucent body with almost no white head. Scent is largely absent, but hints at hop and sweetness. Tastes sweet with only a hint of hops. Tastes kind of like a macro lager... Lighter mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Not that impressed with this one. It's like a macro, but a bit tastier and without the adjuncts... A pretty average beer.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.2/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was very suprised to see this one in Southern,NH as well (Shaws supermarket in Keene) We rarely see anything different around here...it was a nice change of pace. They only had 12 packs, so I took a sample of each one and made myself a mix-six pack. You have to improvise when you have the kinda of crappy selection we see around this area. Most supermarkets don't even notice if you mix the beers. And if they do, tough cookies.

Lable states: Flight:4 Smooth hops. Fully Krausended Pilsner

AP: Pours an ultra clear yellow Golden color with decent carbonation that creates a small 1/4" thick white head, displays decent retention.

Nose: A wheaty and herbal malt scent with a earthy hop scent underneath.
Not very aromatic.

Taste: A hearty wheat flavor with mild nutmeg-like sweetness detected in the malted flavor. There's a sour- yeasty and herbal mellow hop finish.

MF: Clean, crisp and light feeling with a decent bite on the tongue.

DA: This is not my favorite style overall and I'm rarely impressed with this sort of thing....I've had better and I've had worse with this style.

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Photo of jettjon
2.87/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours into the pint glass a clear yellowish-gold color with very few bubbles. Head is weak and thin to begin with; it quickly fades to virtually nothing, leaving no lacing. Nose is mildly ale-like with some sweet malt evident and a small hops presence. Initial flavor is mildly sweet, more ale-like than a lager. Hops begin to assert themselves after a bit, though overall, the flavor character is quite weak. Mouth is watery and lightly carbonated. Drinkability is so-so. It’s fairly smooth and satisfying, but why bother? I’d say it would make a decent lawn-mowing beer and not much else. Avoid.

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Photo of Drew966
2.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

R.J. King Wingwalker Lager pours a light straw color with a white head that disappeared quickly from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is grainy. The taste is also grainy with just a slight hint of hops. There's also an off taste, sort of metallic. There's better lagers out there.

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R.J. King Wingwalker Lager from World Brews
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