Flossmoor Station ReplicAle American Red Ale

RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%

Every year the members of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild commit to a style of beer and, using the exact same ingredients, individually brew and present to the public this unique project. The 2007 offering is "American Red Ale" with the recipe created by Jonathon Cutler and Matt Brynildson. The recipe calls for Canadian Pale malt along with wheat, Chocolate malt and Caramel malt, with dry hopping of Cascade and Fuggles hops.

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dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2008
dark brown pour with a tan head, nice lacing. evergreens, grapefruit in the hoppy nose. tart grapefruit flavor (with something sweet there...). full bodied, bitter finish. another great entry for the hopped up. i wonder if hops are addictive....

nolankowal (939) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2007
On tap @ brewpub. Red pour with a light tan head.Aroma of light, bright citrus and caramel malt...abit of spice and lemon as well. Flavors of citrus/grassy hops, caramel malt and a bit of lemon zest. Medium body, malty/bittersweet with a bitter finish. Nice.

chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Another tasty red, not as good as their panama one. This is by far the best microbrew-pub reastauant brews I’ve had and food and service was excellent. Highly recommended.

kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Draught at the Brew Pub. June 26, 2007. Served dark brown with a big light brown head. Very smooth with a touch of sweet hops. Very dry. Good.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/27/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear dark red, fine beige head, drippy lace, hoppy chocolate aroma, rich chocolate flavor, astrengent earthy finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
On tap @ the brew pub: Poured a nice red/brown with a light tan head. Aroma, caramel, earthy with some pine and citrus. Flavor, sweet malts, citrus and earthy hops. Nice bitterness on the finish, earthy and fruity. Good stuff.

MoDog (928) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2007
On tap at Flossmoor. Pours a deep reddish brown with a small light brown head that fades. Some faint lacing is left behind. Aroma is light roasted caramel malts along with a few hop notes. Flavor is very earthy. Notes of roasted nuts, sweet caramel, and floral hops ending in a nice lightly bitter finish. Medium-bodied with a light carbonation. I really enjoyed this one.

HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUN 1, 2007
Draught. At the brewpub. It was pretty cool having this about 2 hours after having the Three Floyds version. Clear mahogany with a good-sized creamy beige head. Nutty sweet roast malt aroma, some dry resin hops, light herbal and chocolate notes kicking around in there somewhere. Taste is more carbonized and wheat/grain -y, bitter, almost burnt finish, but a little too mild for all that. Solid body, soft mouthfeel, light astringency and an alcohol presence that was only middling yet seemed a little much and tended to seem overpowering by the finish. I quite liked it, the TF version was IMO a better effort, but the fuggles came through more with this one and certainly made for an interesting taste.

presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2007
Chicago trip. Saturday 12:31. Sample tray. Mahogany colour. Malty nose. Some hops. A bit tired compared to the Panama. Some woody notes and hops. A bit thin.

Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2007
On tap at Flossmoor. Poured a clear, garnet-tinted amber with a short off-white head. Sweet, lightly-smoked caramel and rye give a nice first impression on the nose.. some darker, woodsy notes represented.. room temperature brought out dark chocolate.. good stuff! Chocolate hits first in the flavor with deeper floral hoppage surrounding.. caramel as well on the base with grainy chocolate sugars and pine bitterness toward the sides.. quite tasty. Almost creamy middle on the palate.. a bit too sharp at times with bitterness and scattered boozy notes at the edges.

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