Chessie Cherry Wheat Ale | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-13-2002

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 22
Reviews by TheDM:
Photo of TheDM
3.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a small head that left a good lacing. It had a transparent yellow orange colored body and a mild cherry aroma. Its flavor was also that of cherry and was very smooth. It was suprisingly good and I found myself likeing it very much, but not sure that I could bring myself to enjoy flavored beers all taht much.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
2.06/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer is a clear warm yellow body with a thick white head and a gentle carbonation.

S- The smell of cherry cough drops is strong and chemical which blocks out all other aromas.

T- The medicinal taste of cough syrup has an alcohol or at least cough medicine flavor that makes me cringe.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel and what feels like a syrup texture that coats the throat but I think I'm biased by the flavor and smell.

D- My mom couldn't get me to drink it when I was little and I'm not drinking it now. They really need to cut back on the extract flavoring and some fresh fruit would do wonders for the taste, smell and appearance.

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Photo of DrunkMcDermott
2.42/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I can see its points, but it just isn't for me. Strong Smith Bros. cough drop aroma. Cherry flavor seems to be fighting it out with the malt and hops, with no clear winner. Interesting cloudy wheat appearance. A bit of hop taste does pop up at the end, though. Just need to refine it a little further.

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Photo of nickd717
2.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Flossmoor Station pre-DLD.

Pours cloudy red with minimal head.

Aroma is somewhat simple: cherries, wheat, and a little medicinal note.

Flavor has a decent cherry aspect, but a considerable medicinal cough syrup note sort of counteracts this. Very sweet and a little wheaty. They claim this is tart, but it's really not.

Palate is medicinal and somewhat cloying. Medium-bodied with fairly low carbonation.

Overall, this is nowhere near something like New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red. A below-average fruit beer. Not very easy to take down.

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Photo of alleykatking
2.58/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had on tap at Flossmoor. Dug around for older notes since I had it yesterday. Compared and wrote this review.

A- Poured a super hazy light reddish orange color. Very small white head came up and went nowhere since it was at the tip of the glass. No real lacing on the glass at all.

S- Pretty simple and to the point. Sweet cherries mixed with a huge wheat undertone. Some light alcohol in the backend. The wheat almost has a musty smell too it.

T- The taste was a simple combo of cherries and wheat. Almost a sweet cherry with a long wheaty flavor. Alcohol comes in the backing of it..nothing too much. The wheat does taste a little funky but in a bad kind of way.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little lacking and makes it heavy than what it should be. Cherry notes and wheat left on the palate with a wheaty alcohol in the aftertaste. Flavors were not blending well together and it tasted like a mess.

D- Even with the little bit I had last night I still had a hard time choking this down. This is a beer for people who do not like craft I think as it seems like it would be geared to them. Flossmoor has a lot more to offer and you should check those out first.

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Photo of emerge077
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.22/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a hazy light orange color with a bit of brown. The nose is some sweet cherries with a bit of dry grain and wheat in the background. Taste is overly sweet with cherries dominaing the entire palate. Feel is a bit cloying. Drinks okay and is refreshing as a summer beer, but not something I would really want again.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a nonic pint glass at the brewpub.

The final beer of my Flossmoor Station adventure. What a ride, indeed. It pours a clear light pale amber topped by finger of white foam. The nose comprises wheat, rice, and cherry. I'm not sure if saying this is too straightforward makes sense, but that's how my brain is processing this. The taste holds more of the same, though the cherry comes through a bit stronger than in the smell. Honestly, this helps quite a bit. The body is a hefty light, with a very light moderate carbonation and a finish that comes close to drying. Overall, this fares better than the raspberry, but still isn't all that great. It's pretty drinkable, but the desire isn't fully there.

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Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Lemke10
3.43/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I got a 16oz glass of this that poured a cloudy amber orange color with a nice off-white head. The aroma was that of a cherry wheat scent. The taste was mild with a cherry and wheat taste delivering a slightly sweet tone. Was ok but could really use some more cherry flavor here. A decent fruit/wheat beer but there are better ones on the market.

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Photo of JDV
2.58/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours hazy, yellowish gold to orange. Smell is storng cherries and is sweet and cough syrup like, but still somewhat nice. Taste is thin cherry malt. This one was exceptionally thin flavor and body-wise and was definitely one of my least favorite of their otherwise pretty good beers.

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Photo of ncaudle
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Andy
3.67/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden color doesn't warn of what is to come. Sweet maraschino cherry aroma. Cherry flavor is present but remains very beer like throughout. With a fruit essence.

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Photo of jwinship83
2.58/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

on tap at flossmoor station. the black board says 4.5% ABV. drank from a pint sized nonic.

A- this one pours out a hazy golden colored body with a reddish tint to it. a small white head forms on top and lasts a while. small rings of lacing are left behind.

S- the smell is mostly of a medicinal cherry odor dominates this one. it smells decently sweet as well. very little in common with regular wheat beers.

T- the overly sweet cherry scent comes through strong in the taste. it also has a distinctly metallic taste that doesnt seem to quit. its really hard to get over.

M- medium bodied with an average level of carbonation.

D- nope. never again. the worst beer ive had from this normally good to great brewery.

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Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a plastic pint glass. Review from voice recorder.

Color is a very hazed peach color. Definitely unfiltered wheat. Filled to the top of the cup so no head.

Aroma: Just like SA Cherry wheat. Sweet cherries with wheat. Maybe some clove or coriander. Very straight forward.

Taste: Very sweet. Cherries. Nothing tart. Again, like SA Cherry wheat which I was never a fan of. Just basically wheat and cherries. Not to much else.

Mouthfeel: Creamy. Kind of bitter. Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. A bit lower. Ends very sticky.

Overall, it is an easy drinking beer if you are in the mood. Maybe on a hot summer day it would be alright. It is what it is and I knew somewhat what it would taste like. I don't want to much of it.

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2/5  rDev -32%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +36.1%

Photo of jrallen34
2.46/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the brew pub, grrr, another attempt at a fruit beer...A super dirty river water mud brown, ok retention and lacing...The aroma is totally dead, can't get a thing at all...Taste is overly sweet and generic syruo with a light wheat middle, and a metallic finish. No redeeming qualities in this one at all, skip it.

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3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of hoptician
3/5  rDev +2%

Chessie Cherry Wheat Ale from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
2.94 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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