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Flossmoor Station Rot Geist American Red Wheat

Flossmoor Station Rot Geist American Red Wheat
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
We set out to create a deliciously hoppy American wheat beer that wasn't as burly as our normal I.P.A.s but still satiated the hophead inside of us. What came out was Rot Geist (Red Ghost) American Red Wheat. It's a reddish hued American Wheat made with Summit, Centennial, and Amarillo hops with an additional dry hopping of 1lb/bbl Amarillo for aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the 2007 GTMW: Pours a bright transparent orange amber with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Real fresh sweet dark wheat and lots of piny resiny hops in the nose. Body starts fairly full and toasty malty but not overly sweet with a great balance of crisp, fresh hops. Very smooth, drinkable and flavorful, a great American wheat ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Had I not known ahead of time that this was a wheat ale, I never wouldíve made the guess. Filling my mug club tapping mug was an unfiltered reddish amber brew topped with a tall, sustained off-white head that left plenty of lacing in its wake. The aroma is rife with a citrusy fruitiness - grapefruit, zest of lemon, tart tangerines - and nearly buries the soft malty sweetness beneath it. The flavor is more balanced (darn it!), the smooth malts supporting the hoppy bitterness that still manages to leave an enduring, bitter finish. Nothing quite beats a fresh I.P.A. American Wheat Ale! Nice job, Andrew & Matt!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2007
on tap at maproom. pours dark red with creamy reddish-white head. nose is very sweet hops. flavor is really sweet hoppy but not too bitter, lots of grapefruit and citrus. wow lots of raw amarillo hop flavor. itís more like a hoppy red than say, Gumballhead, but itís delicious. i could get drunk off this stuff. haha. whatís new? anyways, this beer is rich, creamy, hoppy, sweet, and really sessionable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2007
GTMW 2007. Poured a clear orange-red color. with an off white head. Attractive aroma of toffee, malty caramel, and assertive grapefruity/sprucy hops. Dry and bitter with citrusy hops balanced well with malty caramel. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 I have a hard time believing this to be considered an American wheat, but hey, what do I know. Tasted very much like an imperial red. Very much bitterness forward, could have used more malt to back it up, though it finished reasonbly well as it warmed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3009) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2008 Draft at FSRB. Translucent reddish brown like... well, just what color should this be, anyway? Half-finger head looks like a smooth pale ale head than a rocky wheat head. Citrussy hop smell overlaying a light beer malt nose. Taste starts with a big smack of PNW hops: grapefruit, a bit of pine and pepper. Some spiciness may come from the wheat, but itís to say for sure. Mouthfeel is light, like an English PA, but it gets thicker as it starts clinging to the lips. Hints of orange caramel chews and sweet BBQ sauce further down. Hops build up enough to pucker oneís lips, and leave a nice bitter aftertaste. No alcohol burn, but one shaker is enough to leave you feeling just a shade warmer and happier for having had it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Growler at Rayboy01ís Cajun Fais Do Do. Sweet hop aroma. Cloudy amber body with some lace. Sweet hop flavor. Excellent brew! Very enjoyable. Amarillo hops are evident.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Draft at Radio Maria in Champaign, IL. Pours red with a creamy retentive off white head. Aroma of fruity hops and toasted grains. Initial flavor of toasted malt, caramel, and very subtle wheat malts that is quickly countered by a bitterness that is piney, citrusy, and even peppery. Finishes slightly dry. Not as much wheat character as I was expecting. This is sort of like a cross between an imperial red and a dark IPA. Yet another good beer from Flossmor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2007
On tap @ the Brew pub: Pours a clear amber color with an off white head. Aroma, caramel, light toffee notes, some wheat, bready, and some citrus. Flavor, caramel, wheat, with some big citrus flavors as well. Smooth medium body with a nice earthy bitter finish to it. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Hop whore that I am, I was excited to hear that Andrew and Matt planned a Gumballhead-type wheat beer...perfect for these hot summer days. Little did I expect them to come up with this Munster-Buster of a brew! Great amber pour...clear and clean...with a big off white fluffy head that lingers around awhile. The nose is all PNW hopping...grapefruit, orange blossoms, and pine resins. The flavor is hop-forward as well, but the real shocker was I could find zero wheat characteristics, none! Second and third mugs not only confirmed this, but caused me to add a few points here and there with each sample. It grew on me! The hops finish with a dry tongue-tingle of citrus and pine..and yet the caramel malt held itís own admirably. I can honestly call this my new favorite session beer of the year.

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