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Collaborative Evil 2009 - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

52 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Black wax.

(Beer added by: orbitalr0x on 10-06-2009)
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Photo of cadizkyguy
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2009 vintage... stored upright in mini fridge since purchase...

First off, I have to admit I really enjoy the brews from Flossmoor Station... This one I purchased on a night I ate at Flossmoor Station, the beer-b-que ribs are to die for... Awesome. I likely had the house IPA with the ribs and took this one to go.

Appearance.. An earthy golden hue. ..a thin white head initially.. then as the bottle empties, I swirl around the sediment at the bottom and pour in the snifter.. and then I get a nice white head..

Smell.. As the beer warms, the aromatics get better and better. Smells a bit like an English IPA, only better.

Taste.. Wow Even at 3+ years, this beer is exquisite This is what a Belgian strong ale should taste like fresh. The alcohol is mildly masked. Earthy, yeasty, wonderfully brewed.

Mouthfeel.. What can I say. Flossmoor Station brews some excellent brews. This one ranks right up there with my all time favorite, Pullman Brown.

Overall.. Paired with a marie callender chicken pot pie fresh from the oven. This was a great pairing.

cadizkyguy, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.03/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a deep orangey color ale with a small foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of sugar with light spices is not the most enticing. Taste is also dominated by overly sweet notes with too much residual sugar with light spices also noticeable. Body is somewhat full with oily consistency and medium carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. I thought this beer was too sweet with too much residual sugar.

Phyl21ca, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of ackeeper
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

ackeeper, May 22, 2013
Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Sparky44, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of LaCoursiere
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 vintage courtesy of Alewatcher.

A - pours a nice amber color with a yellowish off-white head that dissipates to a thin covering in a few minutes. Nice lacing. Slight haze.

S - Strong aroma that is full of apple. Apple sauce and spiced apple cider. A little one-dimensional in this regard.

T - A little bit of apple, but not as much as the nose. I also get hints of plum, orange and spice, maybe cardamom? There is some phenolic character, but it's not overpowering. There is a good bit of heat and a bit of a numbing sensation. I don't know if this is the spice or the alcohol.

M - This is medium bodied with moderate carbonation level. It has a very slick feel up front with a dry finish .

O/D - This was my first time trying a Flossmore associated beer and also the oldest belgian-style strong ale I've had. I think it held up very well and was a pleasure to drink. I would not turn this down if I had another chance to try it.

LaCoursiere, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

t0rin0, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of dtx00
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

dtx00, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of billab914
3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a tasting glass. It poured amber orange in color with a thin, creamy head scattered across the top of the beer.

The aroma shows off the orange blossom flavors pretty prominently giving it kind of a floral, honey like flavor. Some bready malts ate there as well, but overall the floral, herbal, sweetness dominates.

The taste shows a lot of the orange blossom flavors to it as well with more of the floral, honey like flavors showing up. I get a little more maltiness to it though in the taste with a sweet and somewhat sugary sweetness in the finish. A little too floral and sweet though overall.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being a little below average. Overall it was an interesting, but not that great of a beer. A little too floral, herbal and sweet for me.

billab914, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of Rhettroactive
2.58/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

From 22oz bottle to Portsmouth glass on 4/5/12
*From notes

-- Another off-the-wall pull from billab914 --

A: Clean golden. The dregs, when finally poured, clouds the beer like a Hefe. No real head here. Minor, thin white collar and no lacing follow a standard pour.

S: I seemed to be the only one at the table who thought this smelled like stale cat piss in a litter box. As it opens, I do get a touch of honey and wild flowers.

T: Ugh, liquid honey. Mead, anyone? Too much residual sugar. It's all too one note.

M: No complaints here. It's properly carbed for a three year old beer, and the weight and texture are all alright.

O: If given the chance to tick this, you may want to consider passing. It's like diabetes in a bottle. Too sweet and really fuckin' weird. In a bad way.

Rhettroactive, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of IrishColonial
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

IrishColonial, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

imperialking, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

djrn2, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of birdsellam
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

birdsellam, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -22.3%

jophish17, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -22.3%

whartontallboy, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Ineedabeerhere
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Ineedabeerhere, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

nice murky color and a light head that is almost non existent, but still manages to produce a light bit of lacing. but the aroma starts to come up with nice touches of banana, apple, pears, light fruits mixed with hearty spices. nicely done. but as soon as you take that first sip it is over. just a wonderful mix of flavors that simply devour the palate. apples, currants, peaches, banana, clove, its all over the map but blended soo well. really just a wonderful beer. smooth finish with a light dryness.

mikesgroove, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +3.6%

spycow, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +3.6%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of corby112
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dark golden orange color with a half finger off white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Sweet malty aroma with lots of caramel apple and pear. Subtle booze and faint hops but the nose is all sweet, toffee covered fruit.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a good balance of sweet malt and faint light fruit. Subtle spice with some pepper and cinnamon but the caramel malt and light fruits dominates. Carmel apple and pear along with a slight buttery presence before a touch of booze comes in, lingering into a dry finish. Much better than the horrid 08 version.

corby112, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Exiled, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of thebouch01
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

thebouch01, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Arenbeer
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle not sure who sent me this but thanks!!

Poured at fridge temp into a tulip glass

A- Pours a nice golden copper with no head but a good amount of carbonation. Tiny bubbles sticking to the sides of the glass even being from 09.

S- Fruity begian yeast, bread, citrus or orange peel, spices, caramelized burnt sugars and strong hibiscus.

T- Creamy lighter malts with sweet caramel and burnt sugars create a nice base and mouthfeel followed by fruitiness from the yeast and fruits. All that is strongly complimented by a strong array of spices, citrus orange peel and tons of floral hibiscus.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice slight bitter finish.

This beer is holding up great and definitely one of the most unique Strong Belgian Pale's I've had. The hibiscus creates a very interesting flavor unlike any I've come across.

SkÅL!

Arenbeer, May 22, 2011
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 release acquired from pochman, courtesy of BA Secret Santa 2009 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, spices, caramelized malts, apples, honey and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of honey, fruit, caramel and some spice. Then some bready flavors of Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character follow. The hops presence is very mild but brings some balance and there is little trace of the 10.00% ABV. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, well-disguised kick, good representation of style, this is a nice bold and flavorful “Belgian Style Golden Ale” that is worth drinking for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, May 04, 2011
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Collaborative Evil 2009 from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.