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Station Master Wheat Ale - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Station Master Wheat AleStation Master Wheat Ale

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BA SCORE
78
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86 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2003)
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Photo of largadeer
3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received from bgramer as an extra, thanks!

Appearance: The very impressive silkscreened bottle should be mentioned here; it's awesome. The beer itself pours a semi-hazy pale amber. Even with a somewhat vigorous pour I couldn't get much of a head out of this one; maybe half an inch at most.

Smell: Graham crackers. Honestly, that's the first thing that comes to mind. The aroma hints at citrus, but maybe I'm trying too hard to pick out subtleties.

Taste & mouthfeel: Malty and dry. There's the subtlest suggestion of fruit as well, but it really is subtle. Hops come through in the middle, providing a decent bit of grapefruit flavor in the semi-bitter finish. Honestly though, this is somewhat bland. I've had better examples of this style in recent memory, most notably from Troegs. That's not to say that this is a bad beer, it's just not a stellar one.

largadeer, Jun 27, 2008
Photo of tmitch75
3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful 22oz silkscreened bottle, bought at the brewery. Tawny amber color, not cloudy at all, with white head that is thinner than expected. Head drops fast but leaves a thick coating of lace everywhere.

Bready yeasty smell with grassy notes and a lightly peppery aroma at the end.

Sweet honey malt flavor with lemon peel and a spicy peppery finish. A bit watery and musty.

Very light mouthfeel, could use a bit more carbonation.

Goes down easy. Certainly not bad, but my least favorite of the Flossmoor Station brews I have had.

Tasted on 5/11/08.

tmitch75, Jun 17, 2008
Photo of scruffwhor
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very medium tan aber hue with mild bubbling and some flash in the pan head. The aroma is a spicy hop character with somesweet malts with a nuance of honey. The taste has a great hop definition for a wheat beer. The herbal hops blend well with the light honey notes in this wheat beer. The palate blends the bitter with the dry sweetness I love in wheat beers. Good session beer.

scruffwhor, Jun 16, 2008
Photo of Atron67
4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a crystal clear golden amber, reminiscent of a pils. clean almost white big fluffy head on top that built up quickly and actually had pretty decent head on top.

S- smells pretty malty, the wheat is really light, there is also strong pilsner malts. there is a distinct yeast finish with light phenolic character as well

T- malt is the main flavor here as well, pils malt character, light wheat character, and a smooth clean finish.

M- full body and strong carbonation

D- great for this really hot day where im wanting something light and crisp, its kinda outta style if your looking for what even could be an american wheat, but its pretty tasty as a stand alone.

also could be considered like a Krystal weizen, where the wheat has fallen out and given a much more delicate flavor

overall pretty solid but a distinct take and maybe should re-adjust what style they call it since i think that surprizes people

Atron67, Jun 07, 2008
Photo of DavidEddie
3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at Sal's Beverage World in Elmhurst on 6-4-08 (the same day my son Jack "Eddie" was born). Enjoyed on the night of 6-6-08 to celebrate the arrival on my new son home from the hospital!

Appearance - Pale straw yellow with a white head that diminishes quickly.

Smell - Faint aroma of citrusy lemon and cereal grains. Not bad, but really not much to it.

Taste - Much better than the smell. Crisp citrus, bread, with a dry slightly bitter finish.

Mouth feel - Light bodied with a fair amount of fizz.

Drinkability - Damn good. This one has a nice refreshing (almost pale ale like) quality. Perfect for enjoying during warm summer temps!

DavidEddie, Jun 07, 2008
Photo of tiger88
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a glass. Pours a clear, golden wheat that bubbles up nicely then lays down while leaving lace tracings but nothing too dense. Good looking beer. It really doesn't have a strong aroma but I do get a scent or freshly baked bread. It tastes pretty good. it's a solid wheat beer that goes down smooth. I'm not a wheat fan but I'll try them and this one would probably get a repeat performance just not a repeat buy. I like a little more punch but for a cookout or a just got finished mowing the lawn beer, this will do just fine.

tiger88, May 14, 2008
Photo of GbVDave
3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the hook-up!

4.6% abv stated on the bottle.

Listed on this site as a Hefeweizen but I feel it's more like a American Pale Wheat Ale. Heck, it says "American Wheat Ale" right on the label!

A: Pours a slightly hazy deep honey-gold color. Small, bubbly, and frothy off-white head recedes quickly, leaving no lace and some hints of whispy skim and a small ring.

S: Aromas of caramel malt, tart grain, citrus, and toasted breadcrust. The label promised me some Amarillo hops but I had to sniff long and hard to find any.

T: Nice flavors of honey/sweet caramel malt, toasted grain, lemon-y citrus, biscuits, and refreshingly dry and spicy hops.

M: Sweet caramel that's quickly eclipsed by a tart, bready, graininess. That is then followed by some pretty dry hops. Pretty darn refreshing.

D: Drinkability is good. This is no Gumballhead but with some more agressive hopping, this could approach FFF territory. I liked this and think this would be a hit at summer BBQ's.

GbVDave, May 06, 2008
Photo of younger35
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up this brew yesterday at Dobby's in Palatine for $5.99. Drank from my mini Widmer Hefeweizen glass.

Appearance- Pours a super light straw yellow with a soft bright white head. Head never really subsides leaving a pretty nice cap and collar but not a lot of lacing.
Smell- Very feint and rather unimpressive. A bit of raw and grainy malt/wheat and a light crisp citrus undertone. The bottle said they used Amarillo but apparently they didn't use very many.
Taste- Dang, I was hoping with the Amarillo hops used that this brew was going to be more like Gumballhead. Instead it's very light with a bit of wheat graininess and subtle yeast presence. Lightly citrus middle with a bit of grapefruity bitterness. Finishes with a raw, doughy bread like aftertaste.
Mouthfeel- Light and crisp with not a lot of body but a nice refreshing feel.
Drinkability- Well definitely not the tastiest wheat I've ever had but it's definitely not horrible. It's light and refreshing and will definitely make for a nice summer wheat (although not for $5.99, five bucks more will get me a sixer of Gumballhead). Probably best to try this one at the brewpub.

younger35, Apr 18, 2008
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.93/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a weizen glass)

A- This beer has a straw yellow clear body with a bright white head and a gentle carbonation.

S- The smooth light smell of pale malt had a faint spice quality that was probably from the hops.

T- The pale soft malt notes had a tartness to it and was followed by a spicy hops that had a faint lemon zest note to them. Overall the flavor was pretty light.

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

D- This beer was very light with a nice spice finish, however not much was in between. Perhaps the fruit would have really helped.

rhoadsrage, May 27, 2006
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a real standout wheat. Color is dark amber to orange, with no haze, under a very thin head. There's a very slight coriander nose. It's a little dry, with a slight fizzy tartness on the lips. Not much hop presence, just a counterbalance to the maltiness and a bit of an aftertaste. Fills the role of a great brewpub's regular tap beer.

DrunkMcDermott, Dec 03, 2003
Photo of TheDM
2.15/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This brew pours a small head of off-white colored bubbles that left a fair lacing and an orange colored body. It had a very smooth light hop flavor with little discernable aroma. This was the least enjoyable brew from my visit at Flossmoor Station, a brewpub everyone should try and visit.

TheDM, Jul 26, 2003
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Station Master Wheat Ale from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.