ads135 (3633) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sadly, this is one of Flying Monkey’s best beers. They manage to limit the off flavors in this one to a little bit of creamed corn. More sweet than I would’ve expected with a thicker mouthfeel. Sessionable if it only tasted better.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle at home, from my Minneapolis Town Hall glass. Pours clear deep red/amber, thin white head, poor lacing. Nose is green apples and candy. Flavour are more of the same. Poor effort.
czar (6011) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours clear brigh golden with a decent white head, decent retention. cereals, light wheat, pepper, lemon zest, semi-sweet fruitiness. average to soft carbonation, light body, short but present herbal-citrusy finish.
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. i like this beer. it’s mellow and crisp and has a smooth finish. i recommend this if you like amber ales.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Originally reviewed: 4/23/09. Pours a darker gold with very little head on top. Retention is lacking as is any sort of lacing or webbing. Smells of corn, biscuits, and vegetation. Reminds me of a lager...
Mouthfeel is nice and crisp which aids drinkability. Flavor is of buttered corn, malty breads, and finishes slightly bitter. Is this really an Amber Ale? Everything about this tells me this is a lager. Weird. Drinkability is surprisingly high. It’s a good thirst-quencher.
This beer gets low scores by my judging it according to style. As an "Amber," this is horrible, but as a "beer" this is actually pretty good. If this was labelled as a lager, my scores would be much higher. Get your styles right, Flying Monkey!
probstblueribbon (3352) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: hazy light amber with a decent light tan foam.
Aroma: Fruity caramel, slightly nutty and earthy, slightly old apple juice, kinda sweet and malty, some biscuit malt notes, a touch tight due to serving temperature.
Palate: Medium body, creamy effervescence with a few sharp bubbles.
Flav.: Sweet, malty and fruity, light caramel, earthy/nutty notes, more fruitiness, sweeter than the nose would imply, a bit British, not bad but not terribly interesting; off-dry with minimal bitterness and a pleasant and simple sweet malty finish.
Meh, not bad.
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty meh beer. Has more flavor than some other ambers but that’s really not saying much...
SudsMcDuff (7122) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had on Tap @ Grinders, Kansas City .. . Pours a light caramel tan, light foam .. . some caramel, old maple and copper.. . not a nice beer at all, i drank about 3-4 ounces of my pint and couldn’t drink anymore.. . bobby is most likely suffering from some kind of brain aneurysm ..
rader58 (826) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 20, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear, moderately dark amber with orange hues. Aroma of dried fruit, cooked vegetables, leaves. Flavor is grain, bread, leaves. Finish is of corn and has a sour taste. Not too good
jandd1983 (3245) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampler at the pub. It poured a copper color, with a small white head. The aroma was some subtle malts and hops. The taste was about the same as the aroma. Not bad, not what was expected.