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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This Belgian Golden Strong ale is a recipe developed by Brian Richards of MI who won the B.O.S.S. homebrew competition and was able to brew his beer here. His beer was named Biere Bella after his daughter, and we are using it for our anniversary beer. It begins with a fruity aroma from the unique Belgian yeast. The medium-bodied maltiness is balanced with a slight spicy flavor and a hint of ripe fruits or honey in the background. The finish is clean and dry. There is a bit of alcohol warmth at the end, but please use caution as it is pretty smooth and drinkable. $4.50/snifter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
On tap at Flossmoor. Pours dark orange with a white head. Aroma is of bourbon, wood, vanilla yeast, wheat, and fruit. Taste starts off with the bourbon and wood, and moves to the vanilla, wheat, and dark fruit flavors. Has a fair amount of banana as well. Lingering taste of vanilla and fruit. Kind of a funky, boozy mess. I did not care for it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2010
On tap at the Pre-Dark Lord Day party at Flossmoor. Pours orange with some off white head. Aroma of bourbon, wood. Flavor is Belgian: fruit, whiskey, pretty nice actually. Smooth mouthfeel. Good carbonation. I dug this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2008
tap at Flossmoor for Collabo Evil release.... pours a cloudy orange, almost hefe like, with a thin circular film of white head..... aroma was syrupy/sugary with a pineapple and banana resembling sweetness.... semi-cloyingly sweet flavor profite almost like a wheat wine. somewhat of an off-bitterness in the finish. a little heat comes through as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Very cloudy yellow with white head. Aroma is yeasty, spicey and wheaty. Flavor is wheat, spice, yeast, alc and banana. Medium body with light carbonation. Way too much alc for me and a wierd choice for an anniversey beer, but here’s to another guys!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2008 Draft at The Map Room. Poured a hazy medium orange color. The head was short, bubbly, white, and reduced quickly to a lasting film. Attractive aroma of clove, pastry, and citrus (lemon greater than orange). Medium bodied and slightly sweet with noticeable alcohol warmth. Tasted of citrus liqueur, clove, a splash of sparkling white wine, and a hint of vanilla. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3714) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Snifter served at the brewpub. Poured a fairly clear,light gold hue with a foamy, white clingy head which reduced down to a small 1/2" ring of lace. Besides the light citrus and spice aroma, detected a little nuttiness. Light malt sweetness & hop dryness balanced with a little yeasty/banana flavor. Creamy mouthfeel throughout. Not overly alcoholic taste for 9% abv., but presence was felt. Pleasant!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2008
On tap at Flossmoor Station and served in a snifter. This beer poured a cloudy golden hue with a one-finger thick head of off-white foam. Decent retention with just a touch of lace. The aroma of the beer was made up of lemon zest, orange peel, and a light yeast spiciness. The flavor consisted of citrus, bread, spicy yeast, and a moderate alcohol warmth. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with mild carbonation. Decent and drinkable, but lacking in complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2008
I had this at the Mug Club tapping and on subsequent visits. It pours a cloudy dark straw body with a short head. The nose is yeasty and has cherries, lemon, alcohol, warm spices, and an underlying pale malt sweetness. The flavor has a light funky sourness to it and a touch more alcohol. Later visits added some soft bananas to the mix. Not bad.

Flossmoor Station, Flossmoor, IL

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2008 On tap at Flossmoor Station. Pours nice light golden in color with billowing white head. Aroma is of grains and yeast. Flavor is on light side with light malts, grain and yeast. This is a nice refreshing ale with some citrus. On the light side for the styly but enjoyed quite a bit for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2008
On tap at the Station 7/10/08. Based upon the 10 and 11, I had pretty high expectations for this one. Pours a hazed yellow hay color with a white head. Yeasty citrus, grain, spice, herb, and a subtle funk. Lemons, yeast, Belgian spices in the flavor. Its a little overly sweet and definitely overly spicy. A bit odd of a beer that’s mediocre overall.

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