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Station Master Wheat Ale | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Station Master Wheat AleStation Master Wheat Ale
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Station Master Wheat AleStation Master Wheat Ale

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed and slightly dry hopped with Jarrylo, fermented with American Ale Yeast, hints of pear and jasmine on the nose, exceptional clean finish.

27 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-26-2003

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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of botham
3.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

on tap poured into a weizen glass at the brewpub in Flossmoor. pours a light orangish amber color with a single finger of white head that has weak retention and leaves light lacings.

aroma is very sweet and a bit bready in the nose, without much of a wheat malt character, and a distinct note of honey in the background, with a touch of mild citrusy hops.

taste is of wheat, honey, and a malty base with a finish of fresh, mild hops with a semi dry aftertaste. not much else.

mouthfeel is might to medium bodied with a sweet character and a lightly bitter finish. nothing special here.

drinkability is alright. this is a nicely balanced and rich brew for its light character, with a smooth profile and mildly bitter finish.

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Photo of KBomb
3.07/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a glass. Thick soapy white head that dissapaits quickly. A slightly cloudy burnt orange with sizeable bubbles. The first whiff is a little sweet and yeasty with a faint hop smell in the back. The taste is surprisingly bitter for a wheat beer and considering how few hops I smelt at first. I'm also tasting something "off", the familiar metallic taste of some poor quality macros. The feel is dry and light. If I wasn't put off by the flavor this could be fairly drinkable.

This was on sale at Whole Foods a few weeks back and I picked up a bottle but forgot about it till tonight. I'm less than fully impressed. I heard good things about Flossmoor station, but it isn't found in this beer. Bland stuff.

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Photo of marcobrau
3.8/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks deep gold to amber; pours with an ample flourish of a white head, which falls fairly quickly to a thin layer of bubbles. Smells a bit hoppy-fruity covered up by an almost unpleasant cereal smell; the aroma is otherwise hard to pin down. Tastes of wheat and toasted malts with a peppery hop spiciness and firm bitter finish which lingers quite a bit. Very nice. This beer definitely has the trademark Flossmoor house character that I'm a fan of, but based on some of the other reviews here it seems this character might be turn off. Overall, a refreshing wheat beer with some interesting toasted malt notes and lingering hop bitterness. Delicious.

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Photo of JDV
2.16/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Definitely one to try in the sampler, rather than a full pint. Pours a murky golden orange. Smell is bland, bland, bland. Is that a hop in there? Taste is equally bland with a faint wheaty flavor, but this was remarkably mild. Possibly my least favorite of the sampler even though it wasn't offensive at all.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.11/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a big bottle to a pint glass the liquid is light yellow will very good carbonation. The head is nice more then 2 fingers and leaves some lace.

The smell is plain wheat, like white bread.

The taste is ok yet I getting an after taste that is common to many brews from this brewer, I'm not sure if I like it. It cold be the yeast or a finishing hops. The beer is a bit avaerage, nothing here that stands out.

The mouthfeel is good nice body and good carbonation.

The drinkability is just not what I like.


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Photo of largadeer
3.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received from bgramer as an extra, thanks!

Appearance: The very impressive silkscreened bottle should be mentioned here; it's awesome. The beer itself pours a semi-hazy pale amber. Even with a somewhat vigorous pour I couldn't get much of a head out of this one; maybe half an inch at most.

Smell: Graham crackers. Honestly, that's the first thing that comes to mind. The aroma hints at citrus, but maybe I'm trying too hard to pick out subtleties.

Taste & mouthfeel: Malty and dry. There's the subtlest suggestion of fruit as well, but it really is subtle. Hops come through in the middle, providing a decent bit of grapefruit flavor in the semi-bitter finish. Honestly though, this is somewhat bland. I've had better examples of this style in recent memory, most notably from Troegs. That's not to say that this is a bad beer, it's just not a stellar one.

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Photo of tmitch75
3.16/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful 22oz silkscreened bottle, bought at the brewery. Tawny amber color, not cloudy at all, with white head that is thinner than expected. Head drops fast but leaves a thick coating of lace everywhere.

Bready yeasty smell with grassy notes and a lightly peppery aroma at the end.

Sweet honey malt flavor with lemon peel and a spicy peppery finish. A bit watery and musty.

Very light mouthfeel, could use a bit more carbonation.

Goes down easy. Certainly not bad, but my least favorite of the Flossmoor Station brews I have had.

Tasted on 5/11/08.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very medium tan aber hue with mild bubbling and some flash in the pan head. The aroma is a spicy hop character with somesweet malts with a nuance of honey. The taste has a great hop definition for a wheat beer. The herbal hops blend well with the light honey notes in this wheat beer. The palate blends the bitter with the dry sweetness I love in wheat beers. Good session beer.

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Photo of Atron67
4.1/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a crystal clear golden amber, reminiscent of a pils. clean almost white big fluffy head on top that built up quickly and actually had pretty decent head on top.

S- smells pretty malty, the wheat is really light, there is also strong pilsner malts. there is a distinct yeast finish with light phenolic character as well

T- malt is the main flavor here as well, pils malt character, light wheat character, and a smooth clean finish.

M- full body and strong carbonation

D- great for this really hot day where im wanting something light and crisp, its kinda outta style if your looking for what even could be an american wheat, but its pretty tasty as a stand alone.

also could be considered like a Krystal weizen, where the wheat has fallen out and given a much more delicate flavor

overall pretty solid but a distinct take and maybe should re-adjust what style they call it since i think that surprizes people

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Photo of DavidEddie
3.83/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at Sal's Beverage World in Elmhurst on 6-4-08 (the same day my son Jack "Eddie" was born). Enjoyed on the night of 6-6-08 to celebrate the arrival on my new son home from the hospital!

Appearance - Pale straw yellow with a white head that diminishes quickly.

Smell - Faint aroma of citrusy lemon and cereal grains. Not bad, but really not much to it.

Taste - Much better than the smell. Crisp citrus, bread, with a dry slightly bitter finish.

Mouth feel - Light bodied with a fair amount of fizz.

Drinkability - Damn good. This one has a nice refreshing (almost pale ale like) quality. Perfect for enjoying during warm summer temps!

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Photo of tiger88
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a glass. Pours a clear, golden wheat that bubbles up nicely then lays down while leaving lace tracings but nothing too dense. Good looking beer. It really doesn't have a strong aroma but I do get a scent or freshly baked bread. It tastes pretty good. it's a solid wheat beer that goes down smooth. I'm not a wheat fan but I'll try them and this one would probably get a repeat performance just not a repeat buy. I like a little more punch but for a cookout or a just got finished mowing the lawn beer, this will do just fine.

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Photo of GbVDave
3.85/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the hook-up!

4.6% abv stated on the bottle.

Listed on this site as a Hefeweizen but I feel it's more like a American Pale Wheat Ale. Heck, it says "American Wheat Ale" right on the label!

A: Pours a slightly hazy deep honey-gold color. Small, bubbly, and frothy off-white head recedes quickly, leaving no lace and some hints of whispy skim and a small ring.

S: Aromas of caramel malt, tart grain, citrus, and toasted breadcrust. The label promised me some Amarillo hops but I had to sniff long and hard to find any.

T: Nice flavors of honey/sweet caramel malt, toasted grain, lemon-y citrus, biscuits, and refreshingly dry and spicy hops.

M: Sweet caramel that's quickly eclipsed by a tart, bready, graininess. That is then followed by some pretty dry hops. Pretty darn refreshing.

D: Drinkability is good. This is no Gumballhead but with some more agressive hopping, this could approach FFF territory. I liked this and think this would be a hit at summer BBQ's.

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Photo of younger35
3.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up this brew yesterday at Dobby's in Palatine for $5.99. Drank from my mini Widmer Hefeweizen glass.

Appearance- Pours a super light straw yellow with a soft bright white head. Head never really subsides leaving a pretty nice cap and collar but not a lot of lacing.
Smell- Very feint and rather unimpressive. A bit of raw and grainy malt/wheat and a light crisp citrus undertone. The bottle said they used Amarillo but apparently they didn't use very many.
Taste- Dang, I was hoping with the Amarillo hops used that this brew was going to be more like Gumballhead. Instead it's very light with a bit of wheat graininess and subtle yeast presence. Lightly citrus middle with a bit of grapefruity bitterness. Finishes with a raw, doughy bread like aftertaste.
Mouthfeel- Light and crisp with not a lot of body but a nice refreshing feel.
Drinkability- Well definitely not the tastiest wheat I've ever had but it's definitely not horrible. It's light and refreshing and will definitely make for a nice summer wheat (although not for $5.99, five bucks more will get me a sixer of Gumballhead). Probably best to try this one at the brewpub.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
2.93/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a weizen glass)

A- This beer has a straw yellow clear body with a bright white head and a gentle carbonation.

S- The smooth light smell of pale malt had a faint spice quality that was probably from the hops.

T- The pale soft malt notes had a tartness to it and was followed by a spicy hops that had a faint lemon zest note to them. Overall the flavor was pretty light.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a fizz texture in the finish.

D- This beer was very light with a nice spice finish, however not much was in between. Perhaps the fruit would have really helped.

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Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a real standout wheat. Color is dark amber to orange, with no haze, under a very thin head. There's a very slight coriander nose. It's a little dry, with a slight fizzy tartness on the lips. Not much hop presence, just a counterbalance to the maltiness and a bit of an aftertaste. Fills the role of a great brewpub's regular tap beer.

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Photo of TheDM
2.14/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This brew pours a small head of off-white colored bubbles that left a fair lacing and an orange colored body. It had a very smooth light hop flavor with little discernable aroma. This was the least enjoyable brew from my visit at Flossmoor Station, a brewpub everyone should try and visit.

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