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Collaborative Evil 2009 - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

Collaborative Evil 2009Collaborative Evil 2009

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BA SCORE
86
very good

52 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 52
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%


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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redjameskidd

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Finally starting to come around to select Belgian beer. Perhaps the key is first appreciating American 'belgian' beers before hopping the pond, as it were.

Surprisingly mild for a 10% abv beer. Had as a few tastes out of a bomber at a tasting with the brewmaster at a local liquor store. He said it was flavored with hibiscus leaves, interestingly enough.

Not much of the belgian funkyness in the nose. In general, surprisingly mild in both flavor and smell. I am not qualified to review belgian beer, really, but it seems to me like a good place for a neophyte to get aboard. I could probably have polished off that bomber, but it would have likely knocked me back a bit.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 22:56:53 | More by redjameskidd
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cadizkyguy

Kentucky

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 04:30:56 | More by cadizkyguy
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 23:20:47 | More by Phyl21ca
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ackeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-22-2013 02:14:44 | More by ackeeper
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-23-2013 21:48:28 | More by Sparky44
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LaCoursiere

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 03:29:37 | More by LaCoursiere
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-27-2012 00:20:57 | More by t0rin0
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-20-2012 00:29:25 | More by dtx00
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billab914

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 11:30:56 | More by billab914
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 23:56:50 | More by Rhettroactive
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-09-2012 18:23:54 | More by IrishColonial
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-20-2012 23:19:28 | More by imperialking
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-18-2012 05:46:37 | More by djrn2
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birdsellam

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-16-2012 21:46:29 | More by birdsellam
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-28-2012 15:37:33 | More by jophish17
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-04-2012 13:46:43 | More by whartontallboy
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-25-2011 01:42:49 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 02:55:26 | More by mikesgroove
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-14-2011 07:01:52 | More by spycow
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-30-2011 02:10:19 | More by brandoman63
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corby112

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 10:47:21 | More by corby112
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-25-2011 01:17:28 | More by Exiled
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

11-15-2011 18:49:52 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-15-2011 00:43:21 | More by thebouch01
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Arenbeer

Connecticut

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!

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 22:03:15 | More by Arenbeer
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Collaborative Evil 2009 from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.