Flagship Ale | Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

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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
Ratings:
175
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
13.74%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 36
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5/5  rDev +46.2%

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4.92/5  rDev +43.9%

Photo of VictorFranco
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of asafarc2
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of GreggSr
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.03/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy lemon/straw yellow colour, foam and lacing better than average.

S: Big noble hop nose with mild notes of bread.

T: Noble hops bring a tasty grass, grain and biscuit malt join in. Finishes crisp and dry.

M: High end of light bodied.

O: I read some of the reviews and they baffled me. My can is tasty and vibrant and a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of kirms2113
4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of foureyedgeek
3.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thought I'd do a quick review as this one doesn't have many.

Can dates 6/11/12, from a beer run while visiting RI.

Pours golden with a bit of haze and an off white head. Decent lacing but the foam doesn't stick around long.

Smell is sweet and grassy, nothing overpowering but good and fresh.

Taste is nice and easy, a mild sweet, almost vanilla flavor washed away with a mellow hop bitterness. Exactly what I'm looking for in a cream ale.

Mouthfeel is nice and light, very drinkable.

Overall this is a style often ignored by brewers, so its nice to see another one around. One of my favorite summer beer types and this one fits the bill just fine.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; pale gold in color; 1 finger moussy white head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: grass, grain, a bit of DMS;

T: very mild flavor; grainy; very light bitterness on the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation; lightly dry finish; crisp;

O: not especially interesting, but easy drinking;

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
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...

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3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
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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Photo of Patlee3324
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jwale73
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. can served in an nonic. Pours a translucent straw gold with a one inch, bright white head. Nose expresses sweet cereal grains and perhaps a slight buttery quality. Taste consistent with nose - there's almost a buttermilk character that comes out towards the middle and gradually drops off leaving some residual grainy notes. Mouthfeel is light in body with a pleasant, even carbonation that asserts itself just enough to tickle the tongue and palate. I don't have a lot of experience or depth with this style, but this is a very simple and drinkable brew without much complexity. An easy session beer for the summer that would go great with grilling.

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3.82/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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Flagship Ale from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
3.42 out of 5 based on 175 ratings.
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