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Flossmoor Station Hi-Fi Rye Wine

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Our "Hi-Fi Rye" is brewed with almost 60% malted rye to give this beer a very rich and intense maltiness. The American hop varieties used impart complex citric, spicy, earthy notes, and combine to amplify the rye character. The tradition of the barley wine-style ale is carried out with this ode in rye. Cheers!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5025) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2012
bottle thanks to RC0032 shared @ rbwg ’12. amber pour with a cream ehad. nose is rye, malts, sweet syrup, dried fruits, and vanilla. smooth on the palate, rye, hops, malts, and a smooth finish. 1:30 am rate

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Shared by a generous individual at Dark Lord Day. A: Pours a nice, deep mahogany with an off-white head and a good amount of lacing. S: Initial whiff is spicy rye atop some bready biscuit malt, hints of anise, and a bit of caramel/toffee sweetness in the background. T: Slightly spicy rye is again at the fore, although there is a very nice somewhat sherry-like sweetness backing it up. M: Medium body and somewhat cloying, but not overly so, as the rye’s dry and spicy characteristics balance it out nicely. D: Very drinkable. A fairly complex brew, and one of the best beers I’ve had from Flossmoor. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-06-2010

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4867) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Tooch4321 from back in the day, this is at least a 2011 bottle. Pours a dark amber with an off-white head. Nose is big dark fruit, toffee, caramel, and some oxidation. Flavor is somewhat oxidized with fruit, toffee, and some earth. Medium in body and while past its prime, still has some fruity/ sherry character.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4740) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle via trade with TheAlum, thanks man. Poured a super deep amber/muddy brown body underneath a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, rye seeds, bread and candy. Nice fuller body with small bubbly tight carbonation. Flavor is nice with a slight hint of rye towards the end, initial flavor is far more sweet with notes of candy, caramel, toffee, bread and a dry finish. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4726) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Poured an amber color with aromas of caramel, bread, toffee, light rye and some booze. Flavors were the same with some wet cardboard/oxidation in the aftertaste. Decent beer overall.

1.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
obguthr (4684) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2010
From Brewengineer @ 12th Richmond Gathering: Rye, dates, and bread on the nose. Dark copper, thin head. Cloying flavor of dates. Very syrupy. I like barleywines as much as the next beer geek, but this didn’t flip my trigger. Bad ryewine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Thanks to Josh for sharing. Pours a deeper amber with a creamy bubbly off white head. Aroma of sweet rye, caramel, dark fruits. Flavor was sweet like a barleywine with a nice rye bread finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4559) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Appearance: Slips out a hazed, amber-gold body in color and capped with a full, foamy, off-white head. Smell: Some heady alcoholic wafts out ahead of the caramel-glazed pale malts, scant dark fruits, subdued snippets of rye, and light citrus. Taste: Establishes a sugary sweetness at the opening sip, with a slight spicy rye bread element (though, I don’t find it ultimately plays a large role in the taste -- maybe a bit low-fi rye) and plenty of caramel sauce. Some dark fruitiness. Citrus and lightly resinous pine alongside a fair degree of bitterness. It’s certainly boozy throughout, finishing dry and a bit hot with a lingering bitterness to it. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation. Some stickiness to the mouthfeel. Overall: Quite frankly, I found this one to be simply OK.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (4319) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle thanks to Shane (Weisguy). Beautiful amber-red pour with off white head. Aroma of toffee, spicy english hop, brandy, very nice. Hop bitterness is quite present in the taste, english toffee, strong, boozy, malty notes. Palate is heavy bodied with medium carbonation, nice long finish. Excellent barleywine style ale, done to my taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4169) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2012
This has a really strong alcohol nose. It comes through much milder in the palate and makes for a nice biting taste.


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