Flagship Ale - Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: bruachan on 01-02-2012)
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Reviews by constantine_272:
Photo of constantine_272
3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: Light copper with a little yellow to it. Medium low carb and a low white foam film on top.

S: Steel. Grain and maybe wheat. Spice of caraway.

T: Starts off smooth light and juicy. Grain, wheat and oatmeal. Finishes with a light crisp tanginess. However, weird mineral copper and iron aftertaste ruined a this for me. The taste finishes long oily and mouth coating.

M: Again, long lingering oily aftertaste doesn't work for me. Thin with a small amount of viscosity.

O: After a few drinks, the mineral aftertaste was all I tasted. Not a fan.

More User Reviews:
Photo of MikeC144
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In a pint glass, this beer was a gold color with virtually no head.

One dimensional aroma, just a bit of sweet malt.

There were some hops noted in the taste, but still not much more than sweetness.

Very light, almost like drinking water.

Something to drink when mowing the lawn.

Photo of HoppySeb
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of j_hollings13
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of kirms2113
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of MattBeer
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Roguer
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tkelley
3.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz can from my third beer-of-the-every-other-month-club. Poured into a large tulip glass.

A -- Pale kind of copper color with decent white head. Good carbonation. Not too hazy or clear. Highlights around the edges.

N -- Metallic. Light malts.

T -- Very subtle. Not a lot going on. Not bad, but not a lot of complexity either. Mostly a light toasted malt flavor.

M -- Light.

O -- Okay, for what it is. Would not seek out again.

Cheers.

Photo of Saxboy10
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JamLand
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another beer courtesy of woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, a touch of sweetness. Taste is crisp, malty, creamy, a touch of hops, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Photo of WhitmansNiece
2/5  rDev -40.7%

Photo of JDelder
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of nebula1999
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 11/30/12

Appearance: Light amber, dark gold in the light - mostly clear, slight chill haze- pours with a small, off-white head, keeps a little cap, leaves some nice spots of lacing

Smell: Interesting, mostly good - pale and lightly toasted grains - hearty white bread with a touch of honey - dough and some flowers - slight vegetal edge, like sweet corn - clean, lightly sweet, with some grassy hops

Taste: Doughy, yet lightly toasted, bread - kind of like a grainy bread with corn and honey - a light grainy sweetness balanced by a mild bitterness - lightly earthy, with some grass and fibrous vegetables - some hints of light citrus in the background

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely smooth as a cream ale should be, nicely carbonated

Overall: Good enough to be a flagship

Choosing a Cream Ale as a flagship beer for a new brewery seems a bit odd. But Grey Sail pulled it off. This is an all-around solid beer, more interesting than the "average" Cream Ale. If only these came in tallboys...

Photo of Rhf9120
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.92/5  rDev +46%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of RoninTK3
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cbutova
3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

New cans in MA, haven't had a Cream Ale in a long time.

A- Poured from the 12oz can into a can shaped glass. Tiniest amount of haze to the light amber body. A fizzy white head forms to a finger tall with lackluster retention, falling quickly to a bubbly ring and pillow. Lacing is very spotty and rarely found on the mostly untouched glass.

S- Faint cracked grains and hints of sweets and even corn. Slight fruity esters with yeast hints of pear, apple and light sweet fruits.

T- As with the aroma, just a faint and even watered down feel to the flavor. Yeast offers up some bread notes as well as the light fruits mentioned above. Notes of cracked grain, corn, pear, sweets, grape and light grassy hops.

MF- Light bodied but a pretty smooth and somewhat creamy texture overall. Foams up on the palate from the medium-high carbonation.

Really not bad for a Cream Ale and fits the style pretty well. No off flavors or anything that turns me off. Just not a thing I would personally buy a lot of but I could see how some would enjoy this.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 1/24/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a short dense white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains light caramelized malts, grain and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with breadiness from a light malt character which transitions into a mild malt sweetness. Then a decent hops bitterness for the style comes in creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a nice lighter beer to drink for a long time.

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Flagship Ale from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
77 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.