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Zephyr Golden Ale - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Zephyr Golden AleZephyr Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Shibbykaiyai
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Shibbykaiyai, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of zeff80
3.08/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

zeff80, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of alleykatking
2.35/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

alleykatking, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of IchabodcraneIpa
3.8/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

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.

IchabodcraneIpa, Feb 27, 2011
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3.28/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

TMoney2591, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
3.28/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Thorpe429, Nov 10, 2010
Photo of jrallen34
2/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

jrallen34, Sep 04, 2010
Photo of weeare138
3.6/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

weeare138, Jun 17, 2010
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Zephyr Golden Ale from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.