Roundhouse Raspberry | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by TheDM:
Photo of TheDM
4.04/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This brew pours a off white head of fine to medium sized white colored bubbles. It has a suprisingly nice raspberry aroma and a very smooth raspberry flavor that was definately not overdone. The flavor was most excellent and I thought it was one of the better beers we tried at Flossmoor Station.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.15/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a warm golden color on a crystal clear body and a thick white head sits on top.

S- The smell of raspberry perfume is strong but not old lady strong.

T- The tart raspberry flavor is nice but has a bit of a chemical taste to it. It is followed by a soft pale malt and faint wheat note. It finishes with a soft spice note that comes from hops but is not hoppy in character.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel

D- This beer is a good beer base with some raspberry extracts. They are not over the top flavorings but it would be nice to see some fresh fruit notes in there.

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Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I was told by my server at Flossmoor Station that this was a raspberry wheat. Certainly some wheatiness to it. I found a nice balance of fruitiness and hoppiness. A pale slightly hazy body under a thin, fizzy head. Not one of Todd's usual a**-kickers, but a good summer quencher that I hope can improve.

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Photo of nickd717
3.15/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Flossmoor Station pre-DLD.

Pours deep hazy red with a small off-white/pink head.

Aroma is raspberries, wheat, and grain. Decent, better than the cherry wheat beer here.

Flavor has a nice fresh raspberry note, along with some medicinal cough syrup. A little wheat as well. Not too sweet, unlike the cherry wheat.

Medium body. A little watery on the palate, but not terrible.

A pretty average fruit beer overall. Nothing too exciting, but drinkable and not too offensive at least.

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Photo of alleykatking
3.04/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Flossmoor.

A- Poured a coppery red color with some darker almost purple hues toward the middle of the beer. One finger off light pink head shows medium retention. Lacing on the glass was streaked and light at best.

S- Raspberries galore! This actually smelled to me like real raspberries not quite lambic style but this beer holds its own in the aroma department. Underlying this is a nice wheat backbone and hints of alcohol in the final seconds of the aroma. I do like the aroma of this beer as it doesn't go over the top but settle and nice smelling.

T- The flavor has gone down a little bit. The raspberry flavor is a little stale and tastes medicinal to boot. This doesn't lead well into the middle which shows off more a wheat balanced middle. The raspberry still lingers into the ending but dies down a little adding a almost clove like flavor that leads into an alcohol finish. The alcohol kills off most all other flavor except for a stale raspberry taste.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is light for the style I thought which help lead to the medium mouthfeel. Stale raspberry and wheat left on the palate. Aftertaste is sweet hot alcohol, raspberry, and hints of wheat. Flavors were balanced as well as they could be I suppose for this one. No real off flavors just a funky aftertase is all. Light alcohol drying on the palate with each sip.

O- This beer looked average, smelled wonderful, and tasted average. This seems to be the current running with Flossmoor Station. A slump I hope they break as they have made some very good beers in the past. Here's to another brewmaster I guess!!

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Photo of Ryan011235
2.09/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at the brewpub on 7/22/12

Irresponsible tick #11

A) Deep crimson and ruby color. It looks like some manner of fruit drink or tea. 1/2 inch head doesn't last and there isn't much lace.

S) Raspberry, raspberry, raspberry and wheat - there's the syrupy old aroma for you.

T/M) It has a syrupy feel and taste, too. Think cough syrup but not as thick. I'd wager many folks would fancy this, but not me. At least it isn't sickly sweet. I will give it that.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.03/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a nonic pint glass at the brewpub.

Anyone else miss the ol' Snick show Roundhouse? Hm. Anyway, this brew pours a clear sunset amber topped by over a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises raspberry, gauze, and a light blanket of wheat. The taste holds notes of mildly medicinal raspberry, with a peppery and clove-filled finish. The body is a light medium, with a light carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, the fruit seems too fake and the rest is too nonexistent for this to be rated any higher.

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Photo of kimcgolf
3.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at FS. Poured a light orange, with decent carbonation and a thin off-white head that disspated quickly and left little lacing. Strong dominant nose of super-tart raspberry and a mouthfeel and taste that followed suit. The finish tended to be overly sweet, as the tartness wore off.

A nice beer to try, but it wouldn’t be a regular for me.

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Photo of JDV
2.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours cranberry colored. Smell is sweet malty raspberries all the way. Taste is very bland however and surprising compared to the robust smell. Dry light lasting raspberry flavor, but weak body and flavor really keep this from being too good. Eh, nothing great...

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Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +27.4%

Photo of jrallen34
2.61/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On tap at the brew pub.

Poura an ugly dark copper that looks like it had purple dye dumped in the middle, just looks generic. Good retention and lacing...The aroma is really nice raspberries, not generic at all, almost as good and real as a framboise lambic in terms of representing the true smell of a raspberry. The fruit is further balanced by some really nice wheat aromas...The taste sadly is a huge letdown those nice raspberries turn here into some generic and stale and reminds of another crappy stawberry beer that just can't be done right. too sweet, generic, with a weird aftertaste.

A poor fruit wheat beer that's not worth trying.

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Roundhouse Raspberry from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.14 out of 5 with 12 ratings