Flying Monkeys Stereovision | Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

Flying Monkeys StereovisionFlying Monkeys Stereovision
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Flying Monkeys StereovisionFlying Monkeys Stereovision

Brewed by:
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Amber ale with wheat.

Added by Sammy on 06-24-2012

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1/5  rDev -70.8%

Photo of TheHammer
2.37/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Call me crazy, but when your bottle advertises your beer as a krystal Wheat beer, generally the expectation is that the beer will be clear. This beer boasts a very unpleasant looking cloud in the body that while showing lots of carbonation is far from looking even remotely filtered. At least the finger of decent lacing and solid retaining head save it.

Smell: Dominant dry yeast accented by mutually dry citrus hops. These are not traits that I'm looking for in a wheat beer, or a red ale. Warming brings out the citrus a bit more.

Taste: Starts with a rather humble orange zest taste with a hop oil texture that seems out of place, it then builds quickly on that as yeasty overtones and wheat malt clash in awful cacophony of warring tastes that abruptly ends with an introduction of excessive citrus and earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is very aggressive from start to finish and the beer jumps all over the place. The wheat, hop and citrus aftertaste is thankfully mild, thank goodness that oily taste was at the start of the beer instead of lingering at the end.

Drinkability: The other factors conspire upon this beer, which is far too medium bodied, far too aggressive and far too dry for a wheat beer.

Final Thoughts: Don't fool yourself, this is a pale ale in disguise. At least with Hoptical Illusion and Smashbomb it was clear you were getting into a hop filled experience, but this is not a wheat beer I enjoyed, and as a pale, it would only be marginally better. About the only good that has come from this one is that it has lowered my expectations on that bottle of BNL Chocolate Stout I have in the fridge.

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Photo of bylerteck
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of TerryW
2.61/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Looks fairly decent. Clear golden amber. Big head settles to a cap, leaves lots of lace.

After that, very macro-ish, nothing special about it. Sweet, corny nose. Also drinks sweet, with a slightly dry metallic finish. No noticeable wheat character. Nothing about this would make me go out of my way to find it.


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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.82/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottle: Poured a medium amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention. Aroma of grainy wheat malt notes with some grassy floral hops. Taste is a mix between light dry caramel malt with some wheat notes and light residual sugar mix in with some grassy hops. Body is average with good carbonation. I’m not sure what the intent was but I really did not dog the mix between hops and fruity wheat malt and the caramel notes.

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Photo of Jared326
2.84/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ssmack
2.85/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good look. Thick head and a continuous volcano of carbonation.

Aroma of wheat hops.

Damn ... the taste of North American hops over wheat. Sour.

Medium feel.

Best of a bad style. I wish brewers would stop doing this ... ruining athe subtle flavours of a wheat ale with strong bitter hops.

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Photo of Caveworm
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Flying Monkeys Stereovision from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, my first of this style of brew. Poured from the bottle into a glass, the 1/16 or smaller finger thick head goes away rather hastily. Clear, golden straw body with decent lacing.

Smells like ever-so-slightly roasted malt. Certainly far from other wheat oriented brews I've experienced thus far. Not a light scent, but not robust; fairly neutral as the rating implies.

I taste malt or some kind of sweeter characteristic. Balancing hop bitterness is well masked, but its there somehow. I'm kind of thrown off-guard by this. I guess its alright. All in all, its a lighter taste.

Mouthfeel here is light and crisp. Quite refreshing, actually.

Overall a 3 for Flying Monkeys Stereovision from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery. It was my first American dark wheat brew and will hopefully have introduced me to yet another style I'll enjoy. I may buy this again, we'll see.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of hunterjames
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Exeter
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Jas45678
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Devon_
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IdeaSpeeder
3.11/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Serving Type - 355ml bottle, poured into a small pilsner glass

Appearance - 2-3 Fingers of frothy white head that sticks around for a few minutes, leaving behind a moderate amount of lacing. The beer is a golden-copper like colour. For a supposedly kristal wheat beer its surprisingly cloudy. Not as cloudt as say...a good hefe. But there is still a decent haze to it.

Smell - Very sweet. Perhaps some hints of banana and citrus light fruits. Pretty biscuity and 'bready' otherwise. Meh.

Taste - Overload of biscuit and bread. The citrus and fruit notes are there but are pretty understood. Bitterness is more or less non-existant.

Mouthfeel - A decent body. Medium? Maybe even a little heavy for the style. Unobtrusive carbonation. Not shabby. Not shabby at all.

Overall - 3/5 Side note - What kind of beer is this anyways? Doesn't seem like a wheat beer (let alone a kristalweizen!), nor does it seem like an amber ale. Made it difficult to review this for style. I guess its unique if nothing else.

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Photo of beerhunter13
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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