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Flagship Ale - Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

Flagship AleFlagship Ale

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 12.21%


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 youngs11:
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youngs11

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears dark gold, pours into a nice head that dissipates fairly quickly into a thin layer. Subtle lacing on sides of the glass, but does not linger for long.

Not a lot going on in the nose. smells malty with a hint of peach.

Taste is rather sweet with malty notes. Bready after taste that does not last very long.

Very smooth mouth feel. Light, silky texture with good fizz but not overwhelmingly carbonated.

Overall this beer is easy to drink and enjoyable. Nothing stands out as particularly excellent, but there is nothing glaringly wrong either. I think its neutral flavor and light body would make it a suitable beer to pair with any meal where you want the taste buds focused on dinner.

Serving type: can

07-20-2013 21:17:25 | More by youngs11
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden/amber in color, this beer pours out with a foaminess that will not quit. The beer emits a fragrance of caramel and sweet bread with some pear and possibly apple lurking in the background.

This beer has a flavor that reminds me of toasted bread with dough, caramel, and some background fruit and a hint of herbs. There is little hop character and the beer is sweet overall, with some honey notes and flavors of crackers and a little bit of chocolate showing their faces at different moments.

This is an interesting beer and it’s extremely quaffable. With its sweetness level and agreeable taste, a person could knock these back with abandon. That said, it isn’t necessarily an amazing beer and I would probably like it better if it was a little more balanced in taste. But there is still enough positive going on here to recommend it. Just be careful when you pour- my cans all overflowed the moment I popped the top and yours may do the same.

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 05:00:01 | More by BryanCarey
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HoppySeb

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-01-2014 01:47:28 | More by Headgoober
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mattcrill

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

03-30-2014 20:52:46 | More by mattcrill
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

03-29-2014 01:33:10 | More by Roguer
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

03-21-2014 23:35:41 | More by Karibourgeois
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +9%

03-08-2014 05:41:18 | More by Duhast500
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bootdown21

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

02-05-2014 21:35:49 | More by bootdown21
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BigFatOgre

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-01-2014 04:04:36 | More by BigFatOgre
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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

Massachusetts

3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Minimal head that settles to rim bubbles. No lace, even initially. The color is a dirty gold with a notable cloudiness.

Mild aroma of pale malt with a touch of crystal. Nearly no hop.

Tastes like a cross between an Amber and a macro-brew. It's a bit watery and seemingly thin in taste but there's a bit of cream in the swallow. The high carbonation makes it seem lighter than it really is. Short aftertaste. All in all, not a bad beer, but nor is it very exciting.

Serving type: can

01-12-2014 01:23:38 | More by smcolw
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

12-08-2013 18:37:08 | More by nmann08
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VictorFranco

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

11-22-2013 17:39:32 | More by VictorFranco
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear, darker orange color. Big, creamy, off-white head. A whole bunch of sticky, clumpy lace.

S-Sweet breadiness. Oatmeal. Creamy, sweet whey. A bit of adjunct. The aroma is faint but pleasing. Maybe some graham crackers.

T-Ruitier than the nose also hoppier too. I detected some very soft hops in the nose but the flavor has some hoppiness to it. Hops are grassy and sudsy/soapy. Some more toasty bread. Sweet adjunct.

M-Drinks very easily. I enjoyed the initial can a bunch.

O/D-I genuinely like Cream Ales. This one isn't anything spectacular but I would bring this to a get together, know my friends would enjoy it and so would I. Very sessionable and better than advertised on the site.

Serving type: can

11-15-2013 00:09:24 | More by VelvetExtract
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SenorHops

Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

11-10-2013 22:38:47 | More by SenorHops
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-10-2013 22:09:07 | More by TheMultiYeast
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: can

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

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -41.9%

09-20-2013 11:50:18 | More by WhitmansNiece
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-17-2013 00:17:42 | More by rusty3335
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-14-2013 23:26:32 | More by Shawnspl
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yay can.... interestingly cracking the top it starting foaming over the top, forcing me to rush the initial pour, and yielding a deep 3 finger foamy bubbly head that forces me to stop pouring into the SA Perfect Pint glass, fades at a med pace with decent foamy lacing, clear honey tan orange color with very little bubbles coming up frmo the etch.

Nose grainy toasty malt little wheat like straw aroma, little wet hay, bready, into fairly creamy malt base, almost yeasty warm fermentation like aroma, a dank wet hay and light grassy slight herbal like hop.

Taste starts crisp, with lots of malt characters, toasty grainy bready malts, light toasted wheat, little wet hay musty flavor, into creamy blond malt characters, bready almost doughy. Then mild grassy slight herbal dank hops, mild bitterness, and a little thin feeling overall. Finish is dry but a little sticky and more dank hay like flavors, hay and straw again lingering, bit more on the grassy herbal hops lingering with a bit more bitterness.

Mouth is lighter bod, very little creamy, little thin feeling too, lighter carb surprisingly.

Overall not bad but not great either, a little thin, malts are nice, hops are so-so, not very creamy, light carbonation somehow, refreshing but just a decent tasting beer.

Serving type: can

09-13-2013 01:33:32 | More by jlindros
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Burt

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

09-05-2013 11:54:29 | More by Burt
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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

3.09/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden straw-color with orange hues. Creamy very white head with moderate retention. Mild carbonation

Smells sweet and malty. Doughy bread. Some sugary caramel and honey. Definite presence of adjuncts as grainy corn shines through. Hop presence is grassy and understated

Taste follows the nose. White bread and honey. Somewhat biscuity. Lager yeast. Some vegetation and grain. Hops are very mild and grassy. No real bitterness to speak of

Feels smooth and creamy. Fairly light-bodied

Overall decent but not noteworthy. I'd get a 'gansett cream ale before this - more bang and less buck for those anyway

Serving type: can

08-20-2013 02:30:27 | More by MistahBeah
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-14-2013 11:06:33 | More by jwps214
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Flagship Ale from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
79 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.