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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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A strong wheat wine with a wide bouquet of fruit flavors and a touch of honey, aged in oak barrels for nearly twelve months which contributes a faint oak dryness and a kiss of vanilla. http://www.flossmoorstation.com/brew/selections.htm


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (4110) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Draft: Pours dark yellow with a tiny white head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, brandy. Taste is sweet, sticky, fruit....vanilla, booze. Fairly hot alcohol notes...a little burn..... Very well crafted.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7970) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
Draft. Vanilla, oak, and apple brandy aroma. Golden yellow with minimal head. Sweet vanilla, oak, and brancy flavor. Pleasant but very boozy - definitely a sipper.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3019) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
Draft @ brewery. Heavy oak, vanilla, and sweet apple brandy aroma. Clear light copper with a minimal white head. Fruity sweet apple, oak, vanilla, and boozy brandy flavor. Medium, hot boozy body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5950) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Flight pour on tap at the brewpub (Flossmoor, IL). I almost forgot about these with the phone dying.. got a few more to add. Pours a blonde golden hue, gentle haze, frothy head. Aromas show some strong barrel presence, oak and spirit mix, vanilla, whiskey, some bread, toasted coconut, and gentle fruity elements. Initial is medium bodied, a bit thin. The barrel has ravaged this beer, it doing itís best to stand up. Bigger spirit, vanilla and whiskey. Oak, tannic, with some gentle bready malts, flaked wheat, gentle estery fruit as it warms in the middle. Banana, apple, and some gentle pear. Touches of spice, yeast, and a dry heated backend finish this one off. I remember this beer, it was big.. but the barrel did it due time and then some. A bit big and hot for most, but it certainly isnít a bad beer. Not bad. Good display of barrel but not necessarily too overdone. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rhsiung (848) - USA - JAN 12, 2013
golden, sweet, served in a massive goblet. nice after the ride over from 3f.


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