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Optimistic - Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.52
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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 12-14-2012

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3.55/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tumbler at the brewpub.

This was described to me as a Belgian IPA spiked with lacto and aged on oak. Right on. It pours a hazy light-golden-straw topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, wheat, and a hint of lactic tartness. It's slightly unassuming, much like a mild lemon drop. The taste holds notes of orange zest, funky lemon zest, mild greens, light pine, and cracked wheat. The tartness is severely toned-down here, and the Belgian yeast is nowhere to be seen. It's still pretty good, though... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a nice Belgian IPA, but one whose promise of lacto-spiking seems mostly unfulfilled to me. Again, it's still pretty tasty, but it could have probably tasted even better.

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Optimistic from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
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