Zephyr Golden Ale - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
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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
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
2.35/5 rDev -28.8%
Had on tap at Flossmoor. This beer always makes me second guess Blonde Ales.
A- Pours a golden yellow color. One finger white head shows light retention. Almost gone before it is even set down for me. Specks of lace on the sides of the glass when drinking this one down.
S- Muted aroma. Sweet grains and corn are the dominate aromas in the front. Light wheat like undertone throughout the rest of the beer. The alcohol is very light in the aroma as well. Doesn't really smell like a blonde ale to me.
T- Flavor is just as bland as the aroma is. Nothing really stands out at all. Corn is a dominate flavor throughout the beer to me along with wet grain. Some fried veggie flavor toward the middle of the flavor. Ending is more corn adjunct along with light wheat undertones. The alcohol is crisps and light overall as well.
M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is light for the style. Corn and wet grain are left on the palate. Aftertaste is hints of alcohol, corn, and light adjunct flavors. Balanced?? Maybe but most of the time I was struggling to taste anything. No off flavors were present in the beer itself. Light alcohol drying on the palate with each sip.
O- This beer to me is not worth the time to drink it. Blonde ale is not the description I would give this one. Do yourself a favor and try something else out while there at Flossmoor.
06-21-2011 23:55:19 | More by alleykatking
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
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
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
2/5 rDev -39.4%
on tap into a tasting glass at the brew pub.
Why oh why does each pub continue to dumb their self down to placate the dumb macro beer masses. This beer is nothing less than a crappy sell out. It looks and tastes exactly like a bmc. The taste is total garbage. At least the aroma has some character as its not at all skunk and provides a little sweet corn and actual hops.
Avoid this unless it comes as a freebie in a sampler.
09-04-2010 20:14:03 | More by jrallen34
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
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
Zephyr Golden Ale from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.