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Pullman Brown Ale - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

264 Ratings
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Ratings: 264
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of GPHarris
4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage, recipe #128 written on bottle

a - poured a two-fingers thick rocky tan head into a snifter that left great lacing throughout. the body was dark brown bordering on black.
s - syrup and cocoa.
t - molasses and other malts with some chocolate flavors.
m - thick and chewy, very creamy.
o - now this is one of the best brown ales i've ever had. it may be the best. so flavorful and rich and the mouthfeel is as good as it gets.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Everyone has their take on what it means to be American brown ale. But Flossmoor pulls it off with a strikingly keen attention to balance and flavor. Careful not to flirt with porter territory and definitely rooted in the darker arenas- the beer proves to be an error-free example with much to celebrate. Let's get started...

Pouring with a dark "bark" brown hue the beer is nearly opaque, yet it seems clear because of its onyx-like sheen. The beer builds an ivory foam stance that tops the beer with dense whipped topping. Firm retention and defined lacy rings celebrates the beer's high character. ...and we haven't even taken our first sip!

Appetizing aromas of chocolate and citrus meet the nose with balance and grace. Complementary malt notes of toast, deep toffee, earthy buckwheat, coffee and chicory kicks things off at first whiff. But then the hop character builds with oranges, grapefruit peels, sassafras, and fresh-cut grass. This straight-forward dialogue is conducted with clean yeast character, void of yeast-derived fruit or spice.

Beautifully balanced, it seems that just as the malty sweet taste of brown sugar, molasses, and maple greet the front of the tongue, and quick accompaniment of hops arrive. Their contributions of juicy grapefruit and orange juice balances the malt taste and take on its sweetness in finish with elements of woody, grassy, and medium resin bitterness. In between, the taste of walnut, buttered toast, and damp sod becomes the bridge between malt and hops.

Medium bodied, the beer seems remarkably light even when the taste wants to celebrate its robust taste. The pep of carbonation dissolves into the malt sweetness and dextrin-rich body very well for its creamy-dry texture from beginning until finish. Warm on the back end, the beer also finishes toasty and lightly resinous because of hop dry-stickiness.

Though not as hop-forward as Dogfish Head's India Brown Ale (IBA) but not as English-y as Avery Ellie's Brown Ale, the beer is crying out for a pairing of savory meat loaf with red-eye gravy. Do yourself a favor....

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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of rfbenavi80
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle sent to me by a friend. Looks like a good choice. Lets find out.

A- Pours a very, very dark brown color barely letting any light through when held up to a light with 3 fingers of thick tan colored head that lingers a while.

S- Smells like nutty, light roasted coffee, with hints of cocoa, and toffee. Smells like it's going to have a deep, rich flavor.

T- Follows nose well. Nice amount of sweet dark caramel / toffee mixed with a small amount of bitterness that comes across like light roasted coffee. It ends with a lingering dark molasses flavor that coats the palate.

M- An easy drinking medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Has a nice smooth silky feel to it.

O- Pretty impressed. Bet it would be better on draft. Love the rich, dark, molasses flavors that really come out as this one warmed up.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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

Appearance: Dark chocolate brown with orange undertones. Generous lace.

Smell: Typical brown ale smell (American or English). Cocoa/Chocolate and yeasty. Light on molasses unlike some browns.

Taste: Flavor has molasses background which makes up for the lightness on the nose. Hops balance the molasses sweetness fairly well. Bread-y/yeasty, with chocolate and coffee.

Mouthfeel: Given the flavors and aroma, the mouthfeel is a little lighter than expected

Overall: This is a pretty darn good brown ale. Some small tweets with maltyness could really make this beer great.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Pullman Brown Ale from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.