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Express ESB - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 2
Avg: 3.87
pDev: n/a
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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States | website

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: cretemixer on 12-08-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 2
Reviews by cretemixer:
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4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, coppery brown with a cream colored head. It fades fast and leaves an intricate sheeting of lace.
Clean aroma of caramel, toasted bread and a mild floral hops. Mouthwatering.
Sweet and bready with a "back of the tounge" bitterness. Nicely balanced and refreshing. Drier by mid-glass as the hops become more pronounced.
Mediumish body with delicate carbonation. It almost has the mouthfeel of a cask ale. Nice and drinkable.
This was my first of the Brewmaster Specials I have sampled since they changed brewers and I must admit, Matt did a good job with this one. A great session brew. Welcome to Flossmoor Matt.

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3.74/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

The first Special by new Brewmaster Matt VanWyk: perhaps a “safe” choice, but then again, I don’t believe FS has ever offered a bitter.

A nice hand pull into a 22 oz. weizen-type glass (a “Monday Night Football” special) presents a thin lacy head on a darkish brown body. Medium malty nose complemented by English hops. A good session ale flavor, taste runs a bit to the dry side, with a decent malt presence; more toasty than roasted, and no noticable esters. The alcohol is completely unnoticeable until it sneaks up on the back of your head. Made straight to style of a strong bitter. This might be a good one to add to the permanent beer board. I hope to see what Matt brews up when he gets playful.

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Express ESB from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
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