Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at the brewery in August 2009. The beer poured a hazy tangerine color with a slight white head. The smell featured quite a bit of apricot sweetness, but it didn’t feel entirely natural. The taste was quite similar, with some sweetness and a little bit of tartness from the apricot, but it felt too much like an artificial fruity character as opposed to a subtle fruit presence. The body was light and it was fairly drinkable, but not Flossmoor’s best offering.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-20-2009
frankenkitty (1984) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served a lightly-hazed amber with a frothy, off-white head. Tart, stone-fruit nose with green Euro-hop edges. Tart, fruity flavor mellows to become refreshingly "summer". Low impressions of an English Mild (possibly due to the malt?) Certainly not bad for a fruit beer. ~~~~~~~~~~ On draught, Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, Flossmoor, IL.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GTMW 2009. Poured a clear medium orange color with a white head. Light fruity aroma reminiscent of orange and apricot. Light bodied and delicately sweet. Tasted of subdued apricot juice with a fresh cereal grain note that strengthened toward the end and lingered. Simple fruit beer. Decent enough, but not much of a stand-out.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the GTMW. Light amber with a thin white head. Aroma of apricot, honey, malt and mild grassy hops. Taste of apricot, light bready malt and light hops. Very thin palate and finishes up dry with a hint of bitterness.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, citrus, apricot, and earthy herbals. Flavor of mild hops (grass, herbal, citrus), apricot, and cracker with a bitter finish.
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pint at FS. 3% abv? Sure, that’ll be my second beer. Brownish amber color under a thin but slightly frothy head. NO fruit in the first sniff, but some piny hops. Clearly continuing the tradition here of hoppy session beers, mouthfeel is a tad light at the start, but then the taste kicks in. First offers some catty hoppiness, partly due to the apricot, too. Fruit works its way in via a slightly sour and zesty character. I’m put in mind of the bastard child of an American Pale Ale and a Berliner Weisse. Truly tastes great and less filling.
tmoreau (3150) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at the brewpub. Poured a clear golden tone with a white, fairly lasting, foamy head and blotches of clingy lacing. The aroma was a little floral and fruit as concentrated apricot puree. The flavor fell off from the expectations of the aroma with undistinguishable fruit juice tartness, low carbonation, thin body, and low hop bitterness with some saved for the finish. Disappointed.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy apricot color, small quickly disappearing head, nicely lacy. aroma has hint of apricot, a touch of florally hoppiness. flavor is apricot, a bit ’fuzzy’ (almost like a peach ’fuzziness’), and a light bitter hoppiness. medium bodied, dry finish. quite amusing. i really like apricots, so this is one fruit beer that might appeal to me. and it is light on the alcohol, so you can enjoy it at the brew-pub and still be of a mind to drive home (unless you drink it all night ans start singing at the bar. why didn’t they cut those guys off?). on tap at the brew-pub. and someday i might complete my quest to finally kill off ’recession-ale’ .
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer that stubbornly refuses to die is secretly reincarnated as an apricot ale. Thankfully it is pretty subdued...light aroma of apricots and caramel malts. Flavor is light and refreshing...sweet apricot, but very subdued, and sweet caramel malt and some distant PNW hopping in the background. Decent hot weather brew, light and refreshing...I wholeheartedly endorse Cornfield’s suggestion that everyone hit this one hard and repeatedly...before it’s gone forever! I realy mean it!
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extremely drinkable and tasty brew. Pale amber bosy with a light white head. Nice, sweet aroma of apricot...but not overpowering. Smooth, sweet, and refreshing. Like the aroma, the apricot is evident, but not overpowering. The low ABV doesn’t bother me. This would be a great beer to down after cutting the grass on a hot day.