frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Served a mostly clear, golden/amber body under a long lasting, frothily-settling white head. Mellow, balanced aroma leaning toward herbal hops and grounded by honey-touched wheat. Consistent, steady, fresh, peppery bitterness carried by a hefty body. Deceptively smooth while satisfyingly bitter, after three mug-club pints I can say this was monstrously sessionable. ~~~~~~~~~~ On draught, Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, Flossmoor, IL.
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Slightly hazy golden body a thin white head. Bready aroma with a hint of spice. Very smooth and refreshing. Malty sweet up front with bread and caramel. Finishes with a nice peppery bite. Quite enjoyable. MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2009
On tap at Flossmoor and served in a nonik. This poured a darker golden hue with a thin, bubbly white head that somewhat lasted. Decent lace. The aroma was bready, lightly sweet, and had a touch of noble hops. The flavor had sweet malt, light toast, bread, and a light herbal hoppiness. Nice, fuller body with light carbonation. Good session beer and a nice representation of the style. inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Nice crisp and malty. Aroma is sweet with some hints of hops, bread and a little pepper. The only thing i didn’t like was the bread aroma and flavor. Other than that this is a solid brew. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2009
On tap at the brewpub: This is Flossmoor’s GABF Pro-Am entry, the "Am" part being Steve Kramp of the BOSS Homebrew Club. He and brewmaster Bryan Shimkos came up with a dandy sessionable lager from Steve’s recipe. It poured a slightly hazed golden body with a smallish but sustained head. The aroma had some biscuity malt and sweet grains offset by an earthy, grassy hoppiness. Nicely balanced and medium bodied, the flavor had a first rush of the malty sweetness quickly followed by herbal, peppery hop flavors and bitterness. Very nicely done.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2009
hazy gold, only tiny bubbles for a head, some lace klings to the side of the glass. nose is slightly earthy malt. mostly sweetish malt flavor up front, followed by a hop bite and pepper. medium bodied, nicely bitter finish. nce offset of malt and hops; a very amusing entertainment. on tap at brew pub. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Imperial draft served on tap at the Mug Club tapping (Flossmoor, IL). Flossmoor’s Pro Am entry for GABF 2009. Pours a well carbonated hazy gold, light struck quite gorgeous with small white head that dies to a film, clings to the glass corners. Aromas are a bit malty, cereal with a touch of sweetness, light biscuit or toffee, grassy and earthy hops prevail with light bitterness to balance this crisp, cereal, almost fresh cut grains feel, refreshing brew. Cereal and grain with grass stick to the palate, mellow and refreshing, the perfect lawnmower beer with good flavors, sessionability, and light sweetness. Grass and quenching qualities, finish shows faint floral on the tounge, goes down easy and smooth. A beer that is obviously lighter fare but drinks extremely well, good flavors. Only qualm is very faint vegetal that I might be mistaken about. Good luck at the GABF, boys! RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2009 What a nice surprise....BOSS recipe chosen by Bryan to ramp up to full production for FSRB and various upcoming beer events...and ramped up very nicely, I might add. Big malt forward brew...caramel and toffee with bread dough and biscuit notes, but a bigger than expected peppery dry hop finish. I really enjoyed this beer...very sessionable. although I never really nailed down an ABV. Nicely done, Bryan and Steve!!!