Flossmoor Station Optimistic
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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A unique experiment: Our Belgian IPA from earlier this year, aged in oak barrels with a small dose of Lactobacillus to give just a touch of tartnesss. The hop prsence adds a nice complexity to the beer, leaving it a crisp finish with a soft malt body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Basically a nicely-hopped ipa wtih some sourness. The hops come through with a piney herbal deliverance and the lacto is tangy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6956) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Flossmoor, IL). A delightful new sour offering (and recent stuff has been pretty fun). Pours a nice gently hazed golden amber hue, a touch darker in the middle but some striking glow throughout. Deadened offwhite head dies to a film and laces small. Aromas give a distinct pineapple brett, gentle yogurty tartness on the nose. Kiss of lemon, some dry citrusy and floral hops remain. Some dough, gentle fruit from the Belgian yeast, crisp cereal and bready malts mix with a soft oak quality. Initial is lighter end of medium in body, putting pineapple, gentle bready malts, a good oaky tannic jolt into the equation. Some mellow tartness jumps in but more bretty and dry on my palate. Touches of dry florals and citrusy hops give some life, gentle bready malts, doughy into the middle. Oak, dry, tannic into the backend with a mellow hop presence clinging on. Tart and yogurty lactic elements give some life but again, more bretty for me overall. Its a fun beer, works well for my palate with some mellow tartness, bigger brett. The lingering elements from the base offering are pleasant and give some nice complexity. Solid.

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