Flagship Ale | Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

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79
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174 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
174
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
13.7%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of Chester-NewEngland
2.83/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nickcal
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burkbom23
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of xtonytx
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smb71481
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fank2788
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mltobin
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LoudRed
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of snowmageddon
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
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 emptyglassagain
2.68/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Looks like a typical cream ale with a bit of lacing and a light golden color. A faint smell with nothing jumping out at me and a similar taste. Maybe a bit of breadiness from the malt and minimal hop aroma or flavor. there just doesn't seem to be much there. While very smooth and a bit creamy it feels light and thin as well and if I didn't know better would describe it more as a "light beer" than a cream ale. I was disappointed with this and wouldn't call this my flagship beer. The flavor was lacking but I suppose it was balanced if you want to give it something positive. Nothing harsh or off putting.

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of direwolf00
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes pretty clean. Not a ton of flavor.

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Photo of mnrider
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours clear golden amber. One finger of white head. Plenty of
carbonation. Very good retention and excellent lacing.

S: Sweet. Malty. Grains. Grassy hops. Mostly sweet.

T/M: Chewy malts. Sweet. Light hop presence. Bitterness does not
linger as the beer jumps back to a grainy malty sweetness. Light
bodied and pretty creamy. The finish is malty.

O: Not much here. A thin creamy/crisp ale. Hops need to be stronger
to balance. Easy to drink. Not as easy to like.

Cheers!

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Photo of IanMcGuire
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bfitzge2
2.9/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bp4171
3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Flagship Ale from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
3.43 out of 5 based on 174 ratings.
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