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Flossmoor Station The Curse
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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A traditional German bock beer, this is a medium to dark copper lager with caramel malt and nice lager yeast aromas. The flavor is predominately malt with a moderate hop presence in bitterness, flavor, and aroma. Bocks usually have a minimum 16P starting gravity, with The Curse weighing in at 16.4P, yielding a nice 6.3% ABV bock.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Rated on 4-01-2010 at Flossmoor. This draft beer pours a small beige head with a long retention, transparent golden body, minimal carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, yeast and hops. The taste mimics the aromas. The palate is sticky and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer does not taste very Bock like to me which is a disappointment as I enjoy Bock beers.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 24, 2010
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent copper orange colored body. The mild aroma was malty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow bock aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of sweet mild hops and Vienna malt. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
dark copper, medium off white head, lacy. subtle malty nose. sweet and earthy malt in the flavor. medium bodeid, sweet finish. kinda pedestrian, but drinkable. on tap at flossmoor station brewpub.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2010
it was descent. light caramel malt and a touch of hops in the aroma and flavor. nice white head and descent lacing. a very sessionable bock.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2010 On tap at the station. Pours clear light brown with off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel,and earthy hops. Flavors of caramel, light bread, toasted malty, and finishes with some earthy hop bitterness. Really liked the hoppy finish. Bryan does pretty good with the German styles. Grabbed a growler to go. Pretty good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2010
On tap at the brewpub: This pours a deep amber body with an eggshell head that provides plenty of lacing. The aroma was grainy with caramel. Nice toasty, caramelly malt flavors were well balanced by a quiet earthy bitterness. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6660) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Growler. Pours a clear reddish amber with a medium white head that dissipates a bit but lasts. Aroma has notes of caramel, sweet bread, a bit of nut and a hint of bitter hops. Flavor was sweet with notes of caramel, sweet grains and a bit of nuts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Deep dark amber pour with off white head. The nose is sweet caramel malt and roasted grain. Caramel/toffe malt sweetness are obviously predominant, but there is amoderate hop bite lurking below the surface (contrary to style expectations) but I thought that worked for me. Good chewy sweet maltiness, without slipping into cloying territory. Decent brew!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerealist (5) - Chicagoland, USA - MAR 2, 2010 does not count
This beer has been mislabeled a Dunkler bock (according to the FS brewmaster.) It is a Traditional German (Style) Bock. Maybe there wasn’t a distinction in the choice to label this on RB, but there is a big difference when tasting. Anyway, on to the rating. The aroma was strong in malt with very little hops. The med. copper beer had a moderate amount of hops and for this reason is why it was a little out of style. There was no chocolate or roasted flavors, but mostly toasty, caramel lingering into the finish. Overall a tasty beverage.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5721) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Mug club draft at the brewpub (Flossmoor, IL). Pours a mellow hazy amber, some brighter golden notes on the edges, a decent offwhite leaning towards beige head that laces ok. Aromas are fruity, a touch estery as we move into bready biscuity malts and a touch of fruity esters, and sweet caramel and toffee, perhaps the perceived esters are a decent floral hopping that is light but definitely there. Faint spice. Initial is fruity and malty, caramel and biscuity malts mix with a light sweet fruity quality, a touch of dried fruit, lighter bodied, a touch of mellow spiciness, sweeter with some light syrupy qualities, a touch of yeastiness. This mellows out on the backend with some light bitterness, but largely a palate pleasing sweetness of caramel, toffee, biscuits, bread. Interesting, as Bocks aren’t normally my thing. I was ok with this, but there was definely a fruity edge in there, sweet, lighter bodied but not light. Alcohol well hidden. Nice.


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