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R.J. King Wingwalker Amber Ale - World Brews

Not Rated.
R.J. King Wingwalker Amber AleR.J. King Wingwalker Amber Ale

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61 Ratings

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 2.83
pDev: 21.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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2.4/5  rDev -15.2%

micharmony, Oct 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

JMC0054, Mar 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -29.3%

Noelito76, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of paulriccio
3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

paulriccio, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of sparx1100
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

sparx1100, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of stckhndlr
2.19/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

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.

stckhndlr, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
2.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

TMoney2591, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

biboergosum, Feb 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

matjack85, Feb 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

t0rin0, Nov 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev +6%

JJFordick, Sep 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +32.5%

Sm00thM0nkey, Jul 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DerwinWentworth, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.58/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Beerandraiderfan, Jun 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev +6%

nheinzie57, May 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev +6%

robthepenguin, May 09, 2012
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1/5  rDev -64.7%

beerwithoutpants, Mar 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

KingRascal, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Bendurgin
1.58/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

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.

Bendurgin, Feb 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

ONN8, Jan 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev +6%

Stoffel, Jan 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev +6%

verdict603, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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????

BeerKangaroo, Dec 13, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

barnzy78, Nov 29, 2011
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R.J. King Wingwalker Amber Ale from World Brews
67 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.