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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
With a blend of aromatic rye and a whisper of Orange Blossom honey, our Gandy Dancer is light and sparkling, yet full of flavor. The addition of three varieties of hops guarantees an inviting and complex taste, proving that lighter beers can have character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3540) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2007
On tap at Flossmoor

This was the halfway point of the sampler when things started to go from session beers to sipping beers. The honey ale and Chessie wheat were the last two that were easy to finish off. This one was not bad but it is a fairly unusual beer. I could drink a full pint but I do not think I would order it on a regular basis if Flossmoor was the local brewpub.

Aroma / Appearance - A transparent colored body supports a thin layer of head. The nose reminds me somewhat of a heather ale - honey, thistle and cloves rest on top of a lemony hoppiness. It is a very sweet open aroma that invites more inspection.

Flavor / Palate - A hoppy caramel taste greets the senses on the first sip. Next comes a wave of citrus flavors with a background of honey nut wheat bread. The finish is more bitter than I was expecting with a clean dry finish. It is pretty safe but good at the same time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2007
Clear copper pour with a tiny ring of white lace on top. Weak aroma and flavor of honey with a mild bitter finish. The body is light with a watery texture and moderate carbonation. Boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Sampler flight at Flossmoor Station. Light honeyed nose. Starts bitted but mellows to bready, not as sweet as a Leinie’s Honey Weiss, so much more drinkable, in my mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Had this on draught at the brewpub in Flossmoor, Illinois. Light copper pour with a faint, malty nose of baked bread, balanced finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Draught at the brew pub. Clear golden-orange color with a thick off white head that laced the glass. Smelled predominantly of flowery hops. Flavor was similar. Medium bodied without much hop bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2006
#904 On tap at the brewery on 10/21/2006 at the 2nd monthly meeting of the Chicago Ratebeer group.

My notes for this got kinda messed up but from what I can make out it was average with a medium head. Nose some skin fruits and the taste was rye ish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. The body was medium gold with a white head. The aroma had some apples, honey and a litle hint of the rye. The taste was lots of rye with apples and toffee. Most rye I have ever tasted in a beer. If you like rye, this is for you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2006
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of pine and honey. Flavor of mild hops and honey.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Found some old notes from a visit to Flossmoor Station. Had been so underwhelmed that I never set about rating. Per the notes: Red/orange body with a medium, frothy beige head. Sweet malt, honey, pine hops, touch of rye. Medium body with smooth mouthfeel. Flavor was unoffensive but not appealing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2006
i don’t know what the hell this name means but it’s insignificant. pretty great. copper color. lacking in aroma but pretty decent hop bitterness and full body, yes. one of the better flossmoors.

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