Gandy Dancer Honey Ale - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Gandy Dancer Honey Ale
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82
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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Great American Beer Festival - Silver Medal 1999

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2003)
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Photo of Ryan011235
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub on 7/22/12

Irresponsible tick #5

A) Super clear, deep amber color. An uneven layer of foam creeps up the side of the glass. Good, clumpy lace.

S) Very faint fruit aroma. Mild grains with a spot of honey sweetness. I'm not picking out the rye.

T) Tastes a bit better. Dry rye with overtones of sweet honey. Hints of hops. Maybe a tad more bitter on the finish than it should be.

M) Light body with evenly puffy carbonation.

D) For such a tame critter, this one's not all that bad.

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2.25/5  rDev -38%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

amber with a smooth capping of white foam on the top that went over quite nicely. reached around an inch in height before setting back down and leaving great streaking on the glass. aroma was one of the best i have ever come across. tons of grapefruit, so ripe and fresh with the perfect amount of sweetness to balance it, no lie i was in heaven here. sublime flavor. rich, sweet, mouth watering bitter and juicy hops dash across the tongue and just really open up as it starts to warm. just incredibly impressed here by the entire profile. light dryness and an effortless flavor

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this served in a pint glass at the station.

The color of this one was a brilliant crystal clear honey brown with a nice little layer of not so thick foam. The smell of this one was of honey and malt with a nice little hop aroma. The flavor of this one was very unique to me. The initial drink brought the flood of honey and malt to my palate then it followed up with a little hop flavoring which faded away into a rich sweet honey taste that was very pleasant on the taste buds. The mouthfeel of this one is fairly light with a nice carbonation factor. The good taste of this one makes for quite good drinkability and I would definitely have many of these on any given day.

A very solid honey beer, but still not my favorite station treat. Definitely a great beer though by all means.

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3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass at the brewpub.

"Did ya see that dancer? A real gandy, there." Sorry. This brew pours a clear golden amber topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises greens, light leeks, dank oak, and barley husks. Not quite sure what's going on here, but this is a limp smell indeed. The taste holds notes of light toffee, greens, flowers, light orange peel, and a hint of what I can only really describe as mild roasted malts. The body is a light medium, with a light carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a nice little brew, but nothing all that outstanding. I wouldn't be aiming for this one first when I'm here next.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderatly light golden color with a thin white head. Not much lacing. Nose is honey bread plus some very faint hops. Taste is mildly sweet without much else. Feel is pretty light. Pretty tame, but I'm judging this more as a blonde than an APA.

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2.85/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tab at the brew pub.

Pours light clear copper with some really nice lacing and retention...The aroma is is all honey, but still light. The honey has a bitterness to it which is unique. A new aroma I've yet to come across, bitter honey...The taste is really disappointing as all the honey on the front is gone and replaced by very bitter hops. I didn't want as much honey in taste as the aroma but I wanted a little sweetness to start this off and match my expecations. To go from sweet thinking to a very bitter taste is just not right.

A pale not worthy of trying.

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3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Appearance is a golden yellow, hardly any carbonation. Smells like some sweet malt, honey and some rye. Taste is rye, a touch of sweet with a slight bitter finish. Interesting. Light mouthfeel, but a bit sticky. I could only drink one of these in a sitting, well maybe two but that's it.

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Gandy Dancer Honey Ale from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.