Panama Limited Red Ale - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Panama Limited Red AlePanama Limited Red Ale

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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-28-2002

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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 39
Photo of NitroGen
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Received this growler from jaustin72403 (Growling at the Moon GIF)

A: Poured a slightly hazy dark reddish amber. Although shipping all the way to AZ it has a strong one finger, perhaps the middle one, of off white foam that quickly settles to a slight cover and minimal lacing.

S: Bright grapefruit, pinecones and roasted grains.

T: At first, the bold and invigorating bite of hops on the tongue and then a feint sweetness of the roasted malt.

M: The slight carbonation really carries the roasted malts and the bite, but nothing harsh, of hops to the entire mouth to participate in tasting this really well balanced beer.

D: This was such a wonderful brew that it did turn out to be a session beer. Thank you again jaustin72403.

Photo of emerge077
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fresh growler from the brewpub, consumed within 24 hrs.

Looks like a 1/2 gallon jug of reddish maple syrup in the sunlight. It pours a deep orange jewel tone, with a slight unfiltered haze. Spotty lace, but not a ton of foam. Some lazy streams of carbonation, but not alot. It resembles a pint of real ale.

Mild fruity/citrus hop aroma, light but strong enough to be distinctive. It's hard to pinpoint the type of fruit it is, but it's very pleasant.

Juicy hops reappear in the taste. A light biscuity malt runs underneath the fruity hop character. Lower carbonation gives it a supple "cask ale" feel, although there are a few bubbles. The hops aren't excessive, which made this very approachable. Brewer's notes mention that nine malts and four hop varieties go into this one.

This is the epitome of a session beer, which is why a growler seemed necessary. Next time i'll get two, one for me and one to share...it's that good.

Photo of gpcollen1
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Week old growler thanks to a trade with jaustin72403 - thanks.

Pours a deep coppery red into my imperial pint. A firm pour yields a one inch head that quickly dies right down. Aromas are of deep roasty bready malt with nary a hint of sweetness but a whisper of it here and there. A bit of hops sticks around your nostrils.

The taste on this is nice as it starts out with a big fizz of carbonation on the tip of my tongue. Thick and rich with roastiness and hops as the combine together in harmony. Hops like to longer for a while and lay a nice layer on the back of the mouth encouraging another sip.

This is pretty nice and drinkable and I am glad I have the growler to myself. Very highly recommended and many thanks to jaustin72403.

Photo of orfeu
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh pint at the brewpub, last day of 2006. Burnished copper, with a few stray lines of languid carbonation; Modest but dense onionskin foam cap. Fresh citrus-pine aromas; cleansing grapefruit, like a naturally-scented earth-friendly dish soap. Some bready malt notes peek around from behind, as well. The taste is more of the same, sturdily spiced with "American" hops, with a solid biscuit-bread malt backbone. Seems to be lacking any sort of fireworks, though. Easy-going lightly juicy mouthfeel, with a crisp and acidic finish. Body is the lighter side of medium. A sure-fire sessioner for certain, but not as outstandingly delicious as their brown ale.

Photo of scoobybrew
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pint glass at the brewpub. The color is a deep amber. It has a nice head that is well retained. The aroma is one of lightly roasted grain with noticeable hops. It has a very malty, roasted grain taste with a nice earthy hop flavor balance underneath. It is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall, this is probably one of favorite offerings I've tasted here. It's very enjoyable and worth having another.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- light tan head that turned more yellow as it thinned out. deep reddish brown body that was opaque and no visible carbonation

S- Strong citrus aroma with hints of pale malt.

T- Big citrus hops that are balanced by a slight resinous hops and some pale malt flavors. I little caramel malt and hints of roasted malt pop out at the finish.

M- creamy mouthfeel with a nice light fizziness that gives it more body.

D- This is a big hoppy red but not big enough to be a hop monster. It didn't really have the malt to stand up to balance the hops if it wants to be an American Amber. Nice beer but I wish it had more maltyness to blend with the hops.

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Well, I find I don't have too much to say about this. A nice roasty quality and a decent enough taste, but it gets overwhelmed because the Nut Brown is the next item on the "sampler platter." This is actually the best session beer of the place, instead of the Zephyr. You would likely have a much higher opinion if it's the only beer you have in one night.

Photo of TheDM
2.66/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew pours a medium head of finely sized light brown colored mostly lasting bubbles that left a good lacing. It has a red ale aroma and a strong sour hop initial flavor with a lingering red ale hop finish. Yet anothe nice brew from the folks at Flossmoor Station.

Photo of RBorsato
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: Tasted bottled version contract brewed by Riverside Brewing Co., Riverside, CA.

Copper-ish amber with a full pillowy tan head, good carbonation, and good lace. Nice malty light spicy aroma. Light spicy malt flavor; not overly sweet. Dark caramel malts (?) and a bit nutty. Medium-full bodied (leans medium) with a drying finish.

Photo of fattyre
3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy reddish copper color with a very large tan head. The nose is mild hoppiness with a slight tealike aroma. It tastes of slight malt ovepowered by an almost astringent hoppiness that was not altogether pleasant and a thinnish mouthfeel. Overall a pretty average tasting beer that is drinkable.

Photo of Bunnyhop
2.93/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A slightly hazy, reddish copper Red Ale, with a very large tan head. The smell is definitely hoppy. At first I taste a slight maltiness, there is a bitterness in the middle, and a bitter finish. In my mouth this beer is thin to firm in texture. Overall, I did not care for this Ale, I didn't like how the bitterness "sat" in my mouth.

(source: Beers Across America)

Photo of cretemixer
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, dark amber brew. Nice creamy off-white head that lasts longer than most. Great hoppy aroma that doesn't bury the maltiness or caramel undertones. Really nice hoppy flavor, hopheads won't be dissappointed, but very nice balance. Really smooth & flavorful. Great lace left on the glass. Recommended.

Photo of Gusler
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours a ruby red crystal clear color with a colossal frothy beige head and tons of lace that clings longingly to the glass. Hop floral nose, hints of malt, brisk and sweet. Quite sweet start, the top skinny, the finish has minimal carbonation, the hops pertinent to the style, the aftertaste dry, and a quite drinkable beer.

Photo of pbrian
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall a nice hopped-up style red ale with nice toasted biscuit undertones. A little rough around the edges but not to a major fault. If this were readily available around here, I'd have it around now and again.

Contract brewed by Riverside Brewing, Riverside CA

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Panama Limited Red Ale from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
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