Gandy Dancer Honey Lager | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

BA SCORE
3.63/5
39 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States
flossmoorstation.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with an unique malt bill and orange blossom honey, fermented with German lager yeast. Beautiful honey nose with a smooth dry finish.

29 IBU

Great American Beer Festival - Silver Medal 1999

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,646
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
39
pDev:
11.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Ryan011235
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub on 7/22/12

Irresponsible tick #5

A) Super clear, deep amber color. An uneven layer of foam creeps up the side of the glass. Good, clumpy lace.

S) Very faint fruit aroma. Mild grains with a spot of honey sweetness. I'm not picking out the rye.

T) Tastes a bit better. Dry rye with overtones of sweet honey. Hints of hops. Maybe a tad more bitter on the finish than it should be.

M) Light body with evenly puffy carbonation.

D) For such a tame critter, this one's not all that bad.

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2.25/5  rDev -38%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.42/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

amber with a smooth capping of white foam on the top that went over quite nicely. reached around an inch in height before setting back down and leaving great streaking on the glass. aroma was one of the best i have ever come across. tons of grapefruit, so ripe and fresh with the perfect amount of sweetness to balance it, no lie i was in heaven here. sublime flavor. rich, sweet, mouth watering bitter and juicy hops dash across the tongue and just really open up as it starts to warm. just incredibly impressed here by the entire profile. light dryness and an effortless flavor

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of IchabodcraneIpa
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this served in a pint glass at the station.

The color of this one was a brilliant crystal clear honey brown with a nice little layer of not so thick foam. The smell of this one was of honey and malt with a nice little hop aroma. The flavor of this one was very unique to me. The initial drink brought the flood of honey and malt to my palate then it followed up with a little hop flavoring which faded away into a rich sweet honey taste that was very pleasant on the taste buds. The mouthfeel of this one is fairly light with a nice carbonation factor. The good taste of this one makes for quite good drinkability and I would definitely have many of these on any given day.

A very solid honey beer, but still not my favorite station treat. Definitely a great beer though by all means.

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3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass at the brewpub.

"Did ya see that dancer? A real gandy, there." Sorry. This brew pours a clear golden amber topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises greens, light leeks, dank oak, and barley husks. Not quite sure what's going on here, but this is a limp smell indeed. The taste holds notes of light toffee, greens, flowers, light orange peel, and a hint of what I can only really describe as mild roasted malts. The body is a light medium, with a light carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a nice little brew, but nothing all that outstanding. I wouldn't be aiming for this one first when I'm here next.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderatly light golden color with a thin white head. Not much lacing. Nose is honey bread plus some very faint hops. Taste is mildly sweet without much else. Feel is pretty light. Pretty tame, but I'm judging this more as a blonde than an APA.

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Gandy Dancer Honey Lager from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 39 ratings
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