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Flossmoor Station Le Chién Blanc
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A refreshing Belgian Wit spiced with orange peel, coriander and chamomile and fermented with a French Saison yeast to accentuate the spicy bouquet of fruity flavor.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2003 Draft. My impression of this brew may be clouded by the Dark Star Imperial Stout and IPA I had before it, but I haven't seen anything like this (okay, I'm not a Belgian expert). A fine lacy head fails to cover an opaque, whitish-yellow beer. Strong weissbeer taste of coriander, orange peel and berries. Sugary Belgian finish aided by traditional slice of lemon… No, officer, this was only my third beer tonight. Really? Call a cab? Okay.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Flossmoor, IL). Stopped in to try the new sour and tried this for free. A recipe I remember from my high school days as a busser, but never tried. I guess Todd’s trip back is what I owe this to, oddly. Pours a murky hazy golden hue, a good haze with a moderate frothy white head, laces well with a thicker layer. Aromas are orange peel, citrus, and coriander. Touches of spice mix with bread dough, flaked wheat, and mellow yeast. Crisp and refreshing, well balanced with a good mellow orange bite. Into the end lingering coriander, sun tan lotion, and dry flaked wheat offers bread dough, touches of light hops. Sweeter, citrusy, and fairly clean on the finish with lingering spice. Nice and fresh. Enjoyable, as much as I don’t want to admit it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Nice job on a style that is not really my favorite. This refreshing wheat has an appealing cloudy pour, with a strong brisk orange-lemon citrus flavor and bright acidic finish. Good winter wheat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 Strangely, they’ve never had this on tap as Flossmoor when I’m there. I had it at the Maple Tree Inn (a great place for brews) in Blue Island a couple of times. Nice light hazy yellow with a respectable head. A floral, grassy aroma with a bready yeast smell. A full mouth-feel with a citric taste and mild spicing. A truly excellent drink.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Tap: Light cloudy yellow - like fresh pineapple orange juice. Light yeasty aroma with pineapple core/stem, some soft dough and oranges as well. . . Pulpy mouthfeel, that is surprisingly clean. Thick orange flesh, lightly spicey finish. Well done ToddA!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2003
Very opaque - just what I like to see in a wheat beer. Light floral nose - yeast, citrus, wheat and lemon included (yes, I'm aware that lemon is a citrus). Fairly light taste...toasted biscuits.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11652) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Cloudy yellow with small white head. Aroma is banana, light lemon, wheat, medium sweet. Taste is light sweet, wheat, lemon, and trace of banana. Light body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9555) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2006 Draft...RBSG2003... Murky, pear juice-colored beer. Small, creamy white head with great lacework. The aroma is of banana and clove, coriander, orange peel, bubble gum and butter. Perfectly-balanced flavor. Fruity and spicy up front. Astringent and lightly pungent on the backside. Very refreshing! Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and light carbonation. Not even close to being my favorite style, but a very good, high quality wit nonetheless!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
Light, malty , yeasty aroma . Same goes to taste. Good ingredients are not always guarantee of good beer guys

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Cloudy yellow appearance with thin long lasting head. Moderately wheaty with slight clove and banana notes. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2003
With a beautiful, cloudy lemony appearance and a fresh, fresh mildly sweet aroma, I was expecting something special. But the taste didn't quite deliver - it seemed a bit flat. But the professor in me thinks it has potential, if it would just apply itself!


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