Flagship Ale | Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

Flagship AleFlagship Ale
BA SCORE
19.3%
Liked This Beer
3.36 w/ 176 Ratings
Flagship AleFlagship Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Rhode Island, United States
greysailbrewing.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bruachan on 01-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,515
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
176
Liked:
34
Avg:
3.36/5
pDev:
13.69%
Alströms:
3.61
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 36
Reviews by Duhast500:
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3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap into a pint glass.

The color is golden/amber with two fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell has a nice caramel aroma that brings along with it some biscuit aroma. There is also some slight fruit aroma that teases its identity but disappears before it can be identified.

The flavor has a touch of bitterness at first before a bread flavor moves in. There is a hint of apple skin flavor in the background that is present for just a moment before some bitterness comes back toward the end with some hoppy floral flavor.

The feel of this beer was pretty light and makes for a good session beer. There is a good drinkable feel that goes down easy.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.61/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #84 (Jan 2014):

A rustic Cream Ale. No problem knocking back this flagship. An ideal session ale in a can—what else can you ask for? If this ale was cleaned up a little and was able to keeps its smoothness, it would be a Cream Ale to reckon with. Worth a go regardless.

STYLE: Cream Ale
ABV: 4.9%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Hazed golden straw, great retention

SMELL: Fresh grain, faint buttery tone, mild caramel, doughy, floral, light citrus rind

TASTE: Deep smoothness, crisp graininess, bready, peppery hop, wildflowers, modest hop bitterness, earthy, nutty yeast, vegetal, faintly dank and spicy, crackers, drying finish

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.8/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeC144
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.12/5  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.

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Photo of Doomcifer
3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jefftuck47
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HoppySeb
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of j_hollings13
4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of LXIXME
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kirms2113
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of MattBeer
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Roguer
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tkelley
3.04/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

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Photo of Saxboy10
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The appearance was a light yellow color with a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds and not leaving any head whatsoever. The smell had some sweet corn. The taste was basically the same. On the palate, it sat pretty light and sessionable. Overall, cream ale by style, what more was I expecting, not bad, just nothing out of this world.

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Photo of JamLand
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Jasoncolliver
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of TWStandley
3.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.82/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fank2788
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WhitmansNiece
2/5  rDev -40.5%

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Flagship Ale from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Beer rating: 19.3% out of 100 with 176 ratings
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