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Flossmoor Station ReplicAle Belgian Pale Ale

Flossmoor Station ReplicAle Belgian Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
13 Lucky Brewers - One Similar Recipe - 13 Different Beers. American Belgian Pale Ale. A moderate-strength golden ale with a fruity American hop nose, a spicy and fruity "Belgian" complexity with a slightly sweet character and a dry finish. Ingredients graciously donated by The Mid Country Malt Group and White Labs Pure Brewers Yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2008
Objectively speaking: Interesting blend between authentic Belgian influences and the ruder punch of American hops.
I like: Large lacy white head covers the hazy dark gold. Tart initiation with pleasant juicy character. Growing fruitiness (pear, yellow apples) is refreshing, fleshy. No dull breadiness in the yeast, but rather an almost farmy character which is a great fit. Beautiful orange-blossom and floral hop aromas, beautiful and the sole insurance we can have about not being in Belgium.
I dislike: The finish remains quite sweet despite the generous initial hop hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Draft. Map Room. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was white and left some lace behind on the glass. The aroma consisted of banana, clove, hay, and a dash of brown sugar. Light bodied and dry with moderate lingering bitterness. Moderate carbonation with a spicy finish. I tasted subdued banana, earthy hops, clove, and honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2008
On tap at the Maproom, Chicago, 09.20.08. Clearish gold with white head. Aroma is leafy hops and malty. Flavor is hoppy, malty, spicy, slightly yeasty and funky. A little different and not exactly my type, still drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2008
on tap at MapRoom. pours hazy gold with white head. nice herbal hop aroma met with a pleasent yeast spicyness. flavor continues with that yeast spicy quality and wonderful delicate herbal hop character, dry malt finish. wow this is stellar brew. a 45 overall? what? this is a well made brew and only a secondary fermentation of brett could improve this one. very well done and way underrated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2008
This is kind of weird. A bit tripel-y. Nose is alright. Flavor has some nice hops, but there’s some off-flavors. Very easy drinking, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2008
This poured like a Wit, and I suspect it will sell out afore it settles down. The aroma has sturdy PNW hop elements covering sweet pale malts and a yeasty fruitiness. Very easy drinking. Interesting and tasty flavor, a Belgian spiciness, citrus and banana, American hoppy bitterness, all well blended together. Another treat from Matt & Andrew.

Flossmoor Station, Flossmoor, IL

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Rich clovey body with some nice tartness. Some dry hops flavor. Fairly light, easy to drink and better than the two other versions I have had to this point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazed yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Although the nose isn’t too strong, its dominated with bready notes. Doughy yeast, Belgian sugars and spice especially coriander. Creamy mouthfeel. Banana, lemon, citrus, touch of bread and grass flavors. Hops and corriander/clove in the finish. The spices aren’t overdone and the flavors aren’t underwhelming like other replicales I’ve had. Decent beer and slightly better than the goose version.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2008
pours cloudy yellow little white head, nice lacing. aroma was spice and bananas. i tasted bananas in the flavor and thought at first that i was dtrinki8ng a wheat, but as the beer warmed, the cloves and spice became moreprominant, and the banana faded. i didn’t get any hint of the hops. medium bodied, a bit fizzy on the tongue. once this beer warmed a little, i found it quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2008
On tap at Brewery. Pours cloudy golden blond with thick 1/2 inch head. Aroma is clove, yeast, light citrus and light fruit. Flavor is of light fruit, yeast, clove and other light spices with a touch of citurs. Good carbonation and a dry finish. Not my favorite style but a good effort.

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