August 08, 2007

Flying Monkey amber Ale

Wow, it’s been three weeks since my last beer review. Between sensitivity class and vacation I just haven’t been around to do one, sorry. Anyway this week’s beer was brought back from vacation all the way from Wichita, Kansas. It’s Flying Monkey Amber Ale by EME Squared Brewing and Bottling Company in Olathe, KS. I picked this beer because of its name. I keep telling the boys they’re flying monkeys.

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It came in the standard 12 oz brown bottle. The label is a tan color with an evil looking winged monkey on it. Above the monkey in red letters is the name “Flying Monkey” and under the winged monkey on a red banner is “Amber Ale” There is a diamond checkered pattern on the lower third of the label.

When poured it barely forms a head. What head that is produced quickly fades to almost nothing quickly. The only thing that remains of the head is a slight ring around the edge of the glass. There is no lacing on the glass. It has an amber color to it that is clear. There is no cloudiness at all.

It has an aromatic smell of malts with a slight floral hop accent. There is a taste of roasted caramel malts with a slight citrus finish. A mild bitterness from hops rounds of the flavor. There is almost no aftertaste. What aftertaste there is doesn’t distract from the beer.

There is a crisp, dryness to it. It’s light bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Not so little to make it flat, but not enough to bite the tongue.

This was a decent beer. I had higher hopes for it, but it’s not bad. I don’t know if I’d go out of my way to find it, but I wouldn’t pass it up the store I was in had a six-pack of it. Over all I’ll give it a 5.5.

Posted by Contagion in Alcohol at August 8, 2007 04:10 PM | TrackBack

You better have saved me some!

Posted by: Bruce at August 9, 2007 06:23 PM