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R.J. King Wingwalker Amber Ale - World Brews

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R.J. King Wingwalker Amber AleR.J. King Wingwalker Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
69
poor

59 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 21.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
World Brews visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scruffwhor on 07-12-2006)
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JMC0054

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -12%

03-12-2014 23:38:35 | More by JMC0054
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Noelito76

New York

2/5  rDev -29.6%

02-22-2014 16:16:33 | More by Noelito76
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paulriccio

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

10-29-2013 22:41:27 | More by paulriccio
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sparx1100

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -12%

10-02-2013 02:18:34 | More by sparx1100
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stckhndlr

Virginia

2.19/5  rDev -22.9%

A- Clear dark golden color, have to work really hard to build up a head on this one and it doesn't stay around long. Lots of bubbles from the bottom.

S- Has a caramel tone to it, but you get a mineral metallic smell mixed in. Smells like a canned beer.

T- Tastes like caramel sugar water with some honey mixed in. Not very exciting.

M- Hardly any carbonation to it and has a syrup watery feel to it.

O- This is a sad beer. If you are still tempted to try this after reading this post, get someone else to by it so you don't have to waste your money.

04-27-2013 23:17:29 | More by stckhndlr
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -4.9%

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Admittedly, I haven't been very impressed with the other Wingwalker brews I've had so far, but I soldier on regardless. This stuff pours a clear bronze topped by a finger of relatively short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises buttery biscuit insouciantly buoyed by the lightest possible touch of candied orange peel. I got a bit light-headed whilst deeply inhaling, searching for something hidden amongst the butter and bread. The taste breathes a bit more citrusy life into the proceedings, but creating a zombie ain't quite crafting life, if you catch my drift: things remain dominated by the buttery biscuits. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick, fluid feel. Overall, a substandard amber at best, one that can't escape its diacetyl-laden roots.

04-22-2013 06:28:06 | More by TMoney2591
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev +10.9%

12oz bottle, yet another pithy offering from this pseudo-brewer, one which has the temerity to avoid my attempts at communication for a while now, which of course calls into question the legitimacy of their existence.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of foamy, mildly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a few thin streaks of bridge-like lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds into the ether.

It smells of musty caramel malt, semi-sweet orchard fruit, a bit of overripe black berries, and some mildly funky earthy, leafy hops. The taste is grainy caramel malt, a touch of sour breadiness, bland earthy fruitiness - peaches and apples, mostly - and dead-eyed (anthropomorphized, apparently) leafy hops.

The carbonation is quite neutered, and barely noticeable, the body a so-so medium weight, and too pithy and cloying to be deemed all that smooth. It finishes on the sweet side, the grainy caramel malt still buoyed by a stale fruitiness, as the hops seem to be truly absent by this point, replaced by a small, finally evolved plastic twinge.

I'm not getting that unpleasant from the get-go impression that its colleagues seem to engender, so colour me surprised, I suppose, but its overall essence still gives me the minor willies, only if there's really nothing else on offer to make me change my mind.

02-10-2013 06:02:03 | More by biboergosum
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matjack85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

02-03-2013 01:14:59 | More by matjack85
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

11-19-2012 16:51:25 | More by t0rin0
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JJFordick

Illinois

3/5  rDev +5.6%

09-15-2012 02:15:15 | More by JJFordick
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Sm00thM0nkey


3.75/5  rDev +32%

07-04-2012 04:39:53 | More by Sm00thM0nkey
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

06-18-2012 04:24:05 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.58/5  rDev -9.2%

Clean weak amber and yellow color, lots of clarity, mild head. Aroma was that usual bland red thing going for it.

Taste, nondescript mildness. Not much in the way of hoppiness, some bitterness, some sweetness. Lots of carbonation. What started out as mild sweetness seems to increase throughout the drinking experience. I'm not a fan of this style, but I can recognize this is definitely a subpar representation of style.

Given the cheap ass guy who brought this around, I should have known its quality, but you have to drink it to know I guess.

06-05-2012 19:05:00 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3/5  rDev +5.6%

05-30-2012 18:04:17 | More by nheinzie57
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robthepenguin

Illinois

3/5  rDev +5.6%

05-09-2012 04:57:46 | More by robthepenguin
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beerwithoutpants

California

1/5  rDev -64.8%

03-01-2012 06:28:21 | More by beerwithoutpants
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KingRascal


3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

02-28-2012 00:09:14 | More by KingRascal
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Bendurgin

Maine

1.58/5  rDev -44.4%

Somehow this ended up in my refrigerator. Poured into a pint glass. This one pours a light amber color with a small pillow of white foam with a little bit of soapy lace.

The aroma has a faint grainy toasty malts with a little bit of sweetness rounding it out. Seems to have a little bit of caramel in the background with no real hop presence. Ugh, that's bad. Kind of tastes like cough syrup. Actually, this tastes exactly like cough syrup.

Heavy body with low carbonation. Pretty syrupy flavor. Overall, this sucks. Not even close to enjoyable.

02-18-2012 05:02:47 | More by Bendurgin
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ONN8

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -12%

01-16-2012 15:05:26 | More by ONN8
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Stoffel

Texas

3/5  rDev +5.6%

01-02-2012 20:21:02 | More by Stoffel
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verdict603

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev +5.6%

12-27-2011 05:09:54 | More by verdict603
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.11/5  rDev +9.5%

Into a pint glass:

A: slightly golden and not necessarily amber with a fair amount of bubbles and a head that disappears within seconds. It is mostly clear.

S: pale malts with a good amount of sweetness to it, but are not overbearing.

T: pretty grainy has some of the pale malts come out.

M: highly carbonated, and because there is a good amount of bubbles they cause a good amount of burping. It is light bodied with a sweet finish.

O: it is not a bad beer, maybe one to get those friends who drink that malted stuff off of, would I get it again ...., unsure????

12-13-2011 17:53:49 | More by BeerKangaroo
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -12%

11-29-2011 05:04:47 | More by barnzy78
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ackleydg

Virginia

2.45/5  rDev -13.7%

Poured into a glass. Very bubbly/fizzy head that goes away very quickly. Beer is the color of apple juice. Definitely not very Amber in color.

Hard to pick out any particular aroma. Kind of smells like apple juice too.

Tastes of sweet malts. I could go for some hop flavor of any kind. Very light.

Feels surprisingly medium-bodied and creamy, but pretty prickly from the carbonation.

Over all, I think they could have done much better. Could make a good session brew though.

07-14-2011 20:08:37 | More by ackleydg
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beertunes

Washington

2.65/5  rDev -6.7%

Thanks to Shannon C. for finding me one of these. The label on my bottle said that this was a Marzen and brewed in Rochester, NY, not LaCrosse, WI.

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a clean, clear, light amber color with about about an inch of white head that had immediate dissipation and no retention or lacing.

The aroma was on the bland side of typical for the style. Good, full malts, a bit of grain and just the faintest whisper of hops. The flavors were also typicalish, sweet, malty and nothing special.

The body was average for the style and perhaps a bit too sticky. Drinkability was OK, but if you're in the mood for this style you can do better. Overall, perhaps this would be a decent sixer to grab for a situation where you're not focused on beer and it would make a good training wheel beer to introduce someone to better beer.

06-05-2011 21:56:47 | More by beertunes
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R.J. King Wingwalker Amber Ale from World Brews
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