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Zephyr Golden Ale - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Zephyr Golden AleZephyr Golden Ale

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-13-2002)
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Photo of livin4jc


4.3/5  rDev +30.3%

Sampled on: July 20, 2005

Aroma: Very faint. Has a slight aroma.

Appearance: Clear. Gold color. It has a moderate head.

Taste: I liked the taste of this beer. I could taste the hops which had a mild and almost fruity flavor. It is fairly sweet and was refreshing.

Mouthfeel: It was smooth beer. It has a light body and refreshing.

Drinkability: It is definitely worth the trip!

The brewer, Matt Van Wyk, has achieved an excellent product and I would return to Flossmoor Station in the future!

07-26-2005 00:35:05 | More by livin4jc
Photo of rhoadsrage


4.1/5  rDev +24.2%

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a light golden yellow crystal clear body with a creamy white head that fades after a bit. There is a nice good carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- There is a nice smell of slightly sweet pale malt but it is still pretty neutral and a faint dry corn note in the background.

T- The slight sweet pale malt is balances very nicely by a crisp bittern noble hops at the finish. Not much depth but very fresh crisp flavors.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a soft fizz in the finish texture.

D- I usually don't like this style but they really do a nice job of keeping the beer light while giving good malt and hop flavors. They don't shy away from taste but a BMC drink could easy down a few of these and not be offended. I wished they served this at one of the ballparks.

05-27-2006 00:12:45 | More by rhoadsrage
Photo of birchholz


4/5  rDev +21.2%

12-11-2011 03:50:29 | More by birchholz
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

05-27-2012 02:04:51 | More by KingBiscuit
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

12-14-2011 07:01:23 | More by spycow
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

09-27-2012 01:11:11 | More by t0rin0
Photo of Andy


3.85/5  rDev +16.7%

Light straw color. Nutty aroma. Rice and corn on palate mixed with nutty flavor. Light bitter finish. Pretty simple

05-13-2002 19:16:37 | More by Andy
Photo of IchabodcraneIpa


3.8/5  rDev +15.2%

Had this in a pint glass at the brewpub.

The color of this is a clear golden yellow with a nice thin layer of white foam on top. The smell of this is one of rice stalks and wheat. The taste of this one is very light with hints of rice throughout that reminds me of rice crispies cereal. The mouthfeel of this one was very light with minor carbonation and the drinkability was pretty high seeing as it was extremely light.

All in all this isn't a terrible beer, it just to me is a little plain and there are definitely far better options in beer at the flossmoor station to try.

02-27-2011 21:49:26 | More by IchabodcraneIpa
Photo of TheDM


3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

This brew pours a large white colored head of large mostly lasting bubbles and a transparent yellow colored body. It has a hoppy aroma and a mild hop flavor. I did not get anything else from the beer but hops. Flossmoor Station is a wonderful place to go and sample many fine beers near Chicago.

07-26-2003 13:46:25 | More by TheDM
Photo of weeare138


3.6/5  rDev +9.1%

Appears a transparent light gold with a small white cap that quickly fades into a small collar. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of rye, and cocoa nibs up front with notes of dry grain.
Taste is of the aroma with a refreshing, bready flavor that leads to a mildly tart finish.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sweet, lightly tart, and dry.

06-17-2010 18:48:48 | More by weeare138
Photo of DrunkMcDermott


3.53/5  rDev +7%

Sampled at the pub. This is their "base beer," the one they have to have on tap for the neophytes and ladies. Very light in color and taste. Almost like a pilsener, believe it or not, but redeemed by a good spicy hop taste as the glass warms up.

12-02-2003 14:41:43 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-25-2012 19:04:56 | More by Fuzzycuffs
Photo of emerge077


3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

10-25-2013 16:24:37 | More by emerge077
Photo of JVan


3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-19-2014 18:21:34 | More by JVan
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-26-2012 01:46:16 | More by mds1101
Photo of botham

New York

3.33/5  rDev +0.9%

on tap poured into a pub glass at the brewpub in Flossmoor. pours a light straw/golden color with a half finger of white head that leaves light lacings and has weak retention.

aroma is lightly grainy, with a subtle citrusy hop note and a touch of yeasty biscuit in the base. nicely proportioned and concentrated for a blonde ale.

taste is more of the same with a grainy presence and a mildly hoppy finish very fresh and nicely composed on the palate.

mouthfeel is light bodied with a semi dry texture and finish, with a lightly tart character overall and a lightly bitter finish.

drinkability is good. a mild and dry blonde ale, with a rather hoppy character when compared to the style overall, but still tolerable.

10-25-2008 22:10:49 | More by botham
Photo of Thorpe429


3.28/5  rDev -0.6%

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a golden color with a thin white head and not too much lacing. The nose brings some light grain and a bit of citrus. Very mild dough character. The flavor is pretty plain and muted as well, and just doesn't have all that much going for it, even considering that it's a blonde. Fairly nice feel and goes down smooth, but there are better offerings available there so I wouldn't go back to this.

11-10-2010 22:56:49 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of TMoney2591


3.28/5  rDev -0.6%

Served in a nonic pint glass at the brewpub.

I think there was a Red Hot Chili Peppers song about this beer. I could be wrong, though. Either way, it pours a clear golden sallow topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises rice husks, flowers, flour, and wheat. The taste doesn't bring all that much more to the table, though some crisp greens do make a short guest appearance. The body is pretty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly watery feel. Overall, not much going on here, but it's unpretentious and very easy to drink.

01-16-2011 23:10:35 | More by TMoney2591
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

02-08-2014 19:49:19 | More by Gonzoillini
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

07-16-2014 02:03:14 | More by hoptician
Photo of zeff80


3.08/5  rDev -6.7%

A - Poured a clear, straw yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of grains and caramel with a slight floral aroma.

T - It tasted of grains and caramel with a very low hop bitterness. Almost a little bland.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale that was fairly dry.

O - This wasn't my favorite. It was a little weak even for a blonde ale.

07-03-2011 02:23:48 | More by zeff80
Photo of nickd717


3.05/5  rDev -7.6%

On tap at Flossmoor pre-DLD.

Clear golden-straw in color with a thin white head.

Aroma is grainy with somewhat sweet pale malt. Pretty bland.

Flavor is pale malt, grain, nuts, and a slight ricey/adjunk note. I see now that they actually used rice in this beer. Why?

Light and crisp on the palate with average carbonation.

Not too exciting overall, but decent for the style I guess. Revolution's golden ale, which I had earlier that day, killed this.

05-07-2010 17:25:00 | More by nickd717
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

11-30-2011 02:18:30 | More by brandoman63
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

02-16-2012 21:45:00 | More by birdsellam
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

If you are looking for a brew at Flossmoor to drink while you are munching on an appetizer, this would be the brew to grab. There is nothing great about it...and nothing bad about it. If it wasn't surrounded by the other great beers, it would probably be rated higher and better received.

And the ratings seem to bear out, it's a good solid beer that neither overwhelms or underperforms.

11-08-2011 19:32:10 | More by Shibbykaiyai
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Zephyr Golden Ale from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
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