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Flagship Ale - Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

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Flagship AleFlagship Ale

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bruachan on 01-02-2012)
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Reviews by mattcrill:
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Aroma: Light sweet corn notes up front. Light white bread-like malty sweetness. No hop aroma or fermentation character noted.

Appearance: Amber pour with golden edging. Low white head that retains well. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: Nice bready malt base with solid 2-row character. Bready malts are balanced by moderate earthy hop bitterness. Balance is nearly even. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is fleeting and bready.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly creamy, and moderately high carbonation. No alcohol heat or astringency noted.

Overall impression: A refreshing, light cream ale.

03-30-2014 20:52:46 | More by mattcrill
More User Reviews:
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Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -10.4%

07-18-2014 19:44:52 | More by MikeC144
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3.13/5  rDev -6.6%

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.

07-16-2014 22:08:23 | More by lordofthewiens
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

04-10-2014 21:25:40 | More by HoppySeb
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West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

06-15-2013 18:09:53 | More by williamjbauer
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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

06-19-2014 15:32:56 | More by j_hollings13
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

05-20-2014 20:48:12 | More by MattBeer
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

03-29-2014 01:33:10 | More by Roguer
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3.06/5  rDev -8.7%

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.


05-25-2014 00:23:45 | More by tkelley
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-05-2014 21:56:13 | More by Saxboy10
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

05-28-2014 23:23:51 | More by JamLand
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3.53/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

02-14-2013 00:38:37 | More by tone77
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

09-20-2013 11:50:18 | More by WhitmansNiece
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

08-26-2014 23:32:57 | More by JDelder
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New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev +16.4%

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...

11-30-2012 06:24:25 | More by angrybabboon
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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-31-2014 14:23:28 | More by Rhf9120
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Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -3%

02-07-2013 14:41:00 | More by BColton1
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

07-04-2014 17:09:44 | More by cdoan4
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-07-2013 14:48:10 | More by LCannon4
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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -3%

01-02-2013 18:14:19 | More by RoninTK3
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3.49/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

10-04-2013 02:07:45 | More by cbutova
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Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev +16.4%

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.

01-28-2012 20:38:27 | More by TheManiacalOne
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

03-21-2014 23:35:41 | More by Karibourgeois
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

07-21-2014 23:33:07 | More by curlybird
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3.55/5  rDev +6%

12oz can. Pours a translucent straw color with an inch of frothy head. Good amount of lacing. Aroma is of sweet grains, grass and some bread. Taste is sweet breadiness, grains, and a bit floral at the end. Pretty crisp and easy to drink. Somewhat of a creamy mouthfeel. Seems like it'd be perfect for summer. Overall, its nothing special but worth having some of in the fridge.

02-08-2012 04:28:19 | More by PicoPapa
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Flagship Ale from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
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