Pullman Brown Ale - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Pullman Brown AlePullman Brown Ale

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89
very good

265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 37
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: younger35 on 04-17-2008

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Ratings: 265 | Reviews: 162
Photo of orfeu
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Murky dark chocolate brown with a thin burnt-orange head and very respectable lacing. Natural hazelnut and roasted almond scents mingle with heady cocoa and soft floral hop aromas -- very enticing. Deep chocolate flavors spiked with roasted hazelnuts and a lovely soft yet bitter dark coffee taste. Floral and ever-so-slightly spicy hop notes appear here and there. More cocoa flavors as it warms, with an almost cinnamon-like character peeking through, very reminiscent of nut-infused, lightly sweetened Mexican hot chocolate. It's rather close to a Dark Mild Ale in my estimation, but its nutty character definitely marks it as a Brown. Medium-light body with a soft chewiness to the mouthfeel. Super drinkable. If ever in the Chicago "Southland" area, it is certainly worth your while to seek out Flossmoor Station to pick up a growler of this stuff. It's always on tap, and it's a ridiculously drinkable session brown. In fact, I'd say it defines the last four words of that sentence.

Photo of dogfooddog
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

served 50f, style and name say brown ale but this is a porter if smell counts. clearly roasted chocolate odors are pretty much all i get in the nose. I am fairly certain this beer is bottle-conditioned which may explain why it has held up so well despite being at least 2 and maybe 3yo. Later nose has a nice note of cinnamon.

taste is more of the nose, a sweet roasted malt taste that becomes more burnt into the finish. Very pleasant beer and I am kicking myself for giving away 11 of the 12 I was sent long ago. this *porter* is excellent, pleasant and balanced roast notes, long roasted aftertaste with some hop character.

If you can find it, get it.

Photo of livin4jc
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on: July 20, 2005

Aroma: Clean smell with a caramel and hoppy aroma.

Appearance: It was a dark beer with a brown color and a thick medium tan head. It was fairly clear as well.

Taste: I thought the taste was a little strong. I thought perhaps it was a little over roasted. It had a very strong chocolate-caramel malty flavor to it and was quite bitter.

Mouthfeel: It was a very creamy beer with little carbonation. The head was smooth.

Drinkability: Almost overpowering. I'd say I'd make it through about a glass before I would be content not to have any more.

Overall impression: The flavor of this beer was a little strong for me. However, for it's style I do think it is a good product. I don't know if this would be a good one for having with heavy food, but it was good nonetheless.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A-Nice big creamy tan head. The body was thick and black with no visible carbonation.

S- Very clean smell but it had hints of floral hops and a bit of chocolate or roasted malt. The end had a bit of a spicy note aswell.

T- It started with a sweet but roasted barley flavor and a slight hint of chocolate. The spicy resinous hops were a balance to the malt and there was some prune or black strap molasses in the background. It finished with a slight alcoholic warmth.

M- The mouthfeel felt slippery but still creamy and there was a slight alcohol warmth at the end.

D- I feel like this beer is more of an American Brown Ale or a Porter. It has nice big hops that would make me think that it is a ABA but the awards on the wall are for best Porter. It is a nice beer but I'm not sure why it had an alcohol warmth to it. Maybe it was served to young and needed time to age?

Photo of aracauna
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was dark enough brown to pass for a porter in my book. Nice nuttiness, but also has a little chocolate and roast that really makes the whole thing qualify as a good porter instead of a great brown ale, but who cares. It was tasty and as long as it's tasty, I don't care if it's pushing stylistic guidelines. I don't review by style guidelines anyway.

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well, after sampling everythig Flossmoor currently had on tap, this is the beer that went home in a growler with me and a friend. Good English-style hop bitterness and complex shades of coffee, nutmeg, maybe even hazelnuts and prunes... it's just a different taste with each sip. The glass I'm having out of the growler right now has a burnt coffee taste to it. Chocolate malts apparent, a roasty malt smell on top of a hop aroma and a warming alcohol presence, this one is a winner.

Photo of TheDM
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours a medium head of light brown colored fine to medium sized bubbles that were mostly lasting and left a fair lacing. The body was an opaque brown color. It had a coffee malt aroma and a nutty mild coffee flavor. Another one of my favorite brews from the fine folks at Flossmoor Station!

Photo of cretemixer
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color with a tan head that disapates rather quickly. Light to medium carbonation. Very malty aroma with hints of mollasses. Pleasant hop taste to balance the malts. Very smooth & drinkable.

Photo of Gusler
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark garnet to almost brown color with a light chocolate semi-creamy head that is modest in size, the residual lace a fine sheet to coat the glass. Roasted grains and light hop aromas dominate the nose. Start is slightly sweet, top is middling in mouth feel, the finish pleasantly hopped, pleasingly acidic, malt dry long lasting aftertaste. My bottle says that it was bottled and brewed by "Riverside Brewery" at least this is a drinkable beer, the previous Riverside beers I’ve sampled were totally without merit, and don’t really need mentioning.

Photo of RBorsato
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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

Dark brown to black color with ruby highlights and a nice Brown head. Big Chocolate aroma and a nice chocolate taste (had a slight roasty aftertaste). Medium bodied.

This beer runs along the lines of a Robust Porter in my book - delicious and makes you want to have more than one !

Photo of romanspub
4.68/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

closer to black than brown in color,complex aroma let's you know this is a big beer,molasses & oats come through on the taste,surprisingly smooth mouthfeel,2 or 3 pints is the max

Photo of pbrian
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer deserves a bigger name. Nut Brown Ale? Not even close. Robust Porter. Yeah, that sounds better. My taste buds don't care about names though and they liked this beer. Huge roasted coffee flavors. Nice hop balance.

This beer is brewed and bottled exclusively for Flossmoor (ILL) by Riverside (CA) for distribution to MJ's American Brewpub Club. I wonder if this beer even closely resembles what's offered at the prewpub.

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Pullman Brown Ale from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.