BVery (5930) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Flossmoor. Reddish pour. White head. Faint hop nose. Taste was malty, touch of hop, but not a lot of complexity.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub in Flossmoor. This one turned out to be quite a nice surprise. It came poured with a thick fluffy white head, some retention, medium appearing body, and amber red in color. Definitely a very hoppy amber, there was some nice hop variety to the aroma, not so unlike the combination 3 Floyds has perfected just down the road, with tropical citrus fruits and leafy flowers, along with other medium sweet fruits, pale malts, and light caramel. A very pleasant scent. The body of this feel was lightly carbonated and the flavors come across pretty nicely, but this definitely the weakest link in a otherwise excellent beer as I loved the bittersweet, hop-strong flavor profile. Nicely balanced as well, with notes of melon, mixed citrus, leaf, caramel malts, mild sweet fruits, and some other malted grains. This beer definitely capped off a nice trip over to Flossmoor. Will have to make it back there soon.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Flossmoor Station. Pours a mostly clear, deep reddish amber colored body with a finger-width, beige, creamy head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Great aroma. Lots of flowery hops, a bit of earth, a light toasty bread, some citrus, fresh grass and yeast, and moderately sweet caramels. Very nice and fresh. Flavor is really nice too, but its lacking a few of the complexities offered in the aroma. Lots of flowery hops again from beginning to end. Balanced caramel malts with lots of fresh grass and a light citrus. A touch of bread comes in before this finishes moderately bitter and dries. Lots of flowery hops in the aftertaste with a light, malty sweetness. Medium body, clean, and smooth. Overall, a damn good red. I wish more were like it. Lots of flowery hops and a nice malt backing.
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours amber with an eggshell head. Notes of floral hops, malt, caramel, grass, and mild spice on the nose. The flavor is bitter from the floral hops and offset well by the earthy notes, spice, maltiness, and caramel. Very good balance. Bitter, with a light-medium body. Very good for the style.
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at flossmoor. pours a clear red with a tan head. awesome lace. nice floral hop aroma. With additional notes of flowers, orange peel, bread. good beer. aroma is pretty tight but the flavor is a little too biscuity.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best yet at Flossmoor Station. Fruity, candy-like aroma. Flavor Is quite bitter with a slow-cooked (roasted?) quality. Appearance is nice deep amber with white head and attractive lacing. Mouthfeel is pleasant—thick and full with a long-lasting aftertaste.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap to a colorful amber with a tint of brown and a medium thick off-white head that lingered to mid-glass and left okay lacing. Aroma was muted, but what was there was malty roasted nuts combined with a slight hoppy fruit. Mouthfeel was fairly thick, and the taste accentuated the malt-hop mixture of the nose. Finish was smooth.
Not a bad amber.
ilovedarkbeer (2220) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste is sweaty and piney, with a little bit of cocoa powder. Medium mouthfeel and long finish. Solid amber ale. Fruity and caramel nose.
Beerman6686 (4169) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a nice red color with a small off white head. Aroma was some sweet malts and surprising hoppy notes as well. Flavor was alot more bitter than expected, this balanced the noirmal too much sweetness and blandness of normal reds and made this pretty enjoyable.
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Flossmoor. Pours amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma is of hops, citrus, and malt. Taste is very hoppy, with floral notes and a decent amount of citrus fruit. Has a nice biscuity malt taste behind the hops and citrus. Finish is of very dry malt. A very drinkable amber, with more hop character than anticipated.