Munich Winterbock | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mdm46410 on 01-17-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 8
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Photo of mdm46410
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Flossmoor Station and served in an English pint glass. This beer poured a dark mahogany hue with a one-finger thick head of tan foam that quickly settled, leaving behind some light lacing. The aroma was rich with malts. Caramel, chocolate, raisin, and dark fruits were accompanied by a light whiff of noble hops. The flavor also included and abundance of rich caramel and a lasting note of chocolate, delicately balanced by a light herbal hop finish. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied and had moderate carbonation. I thought this turned out rather nice. Always nice to see these guys experiment with the occasional lager.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a Pokal)

A- This beer has a warm dark walnut brown dense body with a thick light tan head of foam that last for a few sips.

S- There is a soft clean aroma with hints of roasted malt with no bitterness and a faint toffee note that comes through more as the beer warms.

T- This beer has a peanut butter taste. I like peanut butter don't get me wrong, but once I got that in my head it was all I could focus on. There are some smooth brown malt flavors with dark raisin qualities and faint earthy malt hint that increases as the beer warms. The finish is a soft hop bite with a faint sulfury note.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a tight fizz finish and no alcohol heat.

D- This beer has a smooth lager quality with some nice malt flavors but they are pretty faint. It is easy to drink but there just gets a little drab without any contrast or more depth.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

64 oz growler into an over sized mug. Big thanks to joe1510 for another Flossmoor growler o' goodness in a recent trade. Thanks man!

Pours a deep clear amber with a caramel sheen to it and a thin head of creamy off-white colored head. Retains around the edges with some thin wisps in the center that leaves a steady ring of spotty lacing back with each sip. The aroma is quite nice and deep smelling with thick chocolate and caramel sweetness and a quick snap of bready malts in the nose. I'm also picking up a twinge of dark fruit tang and some floral and spicy hops in the back.

The taste is full flavored and just seems to explode in the mouth at times. Bready malts and caramel hits the palette first, followed by some fruity tang in the middle, before leaving with a solid smack of cocoa powder and hop bitterness that lingers with some additional notes of coffee like roast and spice. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a crisper feel up front that then gives way to the type of creamier feel that I really like in my Bocks. There is a bit of a thicker sense to the feel but this is drinking pretty darn good overall!

I was really overall pretty darn impressed with this! A well done Dunkel Lager that's been beefed up with the feel of a thicker Bock beer. Bursting with flavor and extremely quaffable, this growler went down perfectly on this cold late January evening. Another great Flossmoor brew!

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Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had on draft at flossmore named ruby brown munich dunkel

A-a dark brown, almost black colored beer that lets just a hint of light through, a deep caramel colored head that has decent retention and leaves a nice lacing on the glass

S-the nose is very faint but brings a light roasted malt, hint of chocolate and some coffee with some citrus towards the back

T-nice flavors of roasted malt, some sweet caramel, hints of dark chocolate and some coffee balanced with some citrus hops at the finish

M-very smooth, a light to medium body, with a fair amount of carbonation that burns a little on the back of the throat

D-pretty sweet with good flavor, i enjoyed it!

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Photo of LoRezDave
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had a pint at the brewery on Feb 1 09 while picking up my Wooden Hell.

It pours a deep clear brown. A thick-to-medium head reduces to a very thin but consistent layer. Some lacing, but just barely. Taking a whiff or two, or four, produces very little. I get a smooth nutty aroma but that's about it.

The taste is wonderful. A rich toasty malt, slight hop-bite, and a semi-clean crisp finish. No florals or esters as expected. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly chewy in a very nice way.

Overall the flavor, drinkability, and mouthfeel are all very high. Great stuff. Would have had two more if I wasn't driving!

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Photo of joe1510
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

64oz Growler
Flossmoor Station

I stopped by the brewery yesterday and got myself a growler of this dunkel turned bock. The body shimmers from a garnet hue at the foot of my pilsner glass to a glowing mahogany at the top. There's a nice clarity to the body that deepens the color. A bone white head rose to a finger on the pour before slowly fading to a solid cap with both chuck and strand lacing left in its wake. This beer is a beauty in a pilsner glass.

This dunkel/bock has a crisp snappy aroma of bittersweet chocolate, lightly roasted grains, and plump raisins in that order of intensity. The clean graininess sits atop a base of freshly baked bread that adds a touch of spice like pumpernickel. I get pulled in and begin to salivate each time I stick my nose in this glass.

Each drink brings all dunkel goodness the nose suggested. The chocolate kicks things off and is the most noticeable accompaniment with the mild roastiness and raisins bringing up the rear. The breadiness isn't as spicy and snaps across my tongue. This beer is super clean with a touch of alcohol on the swallow. The flavor doesn't have a huge complexity but does its job perfectly.

The body is moderate with a livelier than expected carbonation that keeps things moving. The flavors are so crisp and clean it's a joy to drink. There's minor lingering chocolate on the surprisingly dry finish.

Munich Winterbock is scary easy to drink. Each drink begs for another until the beers gone and I'm left wondering where it all went. The dry finish adds to the drinkability.

I have here yet another good beer from the guys at Flossmoor. I don't usually go for the style that often but now that I drink this I wonder why. I'm sharing this growler and it's going fast. How do you two constantly brew these awesome beers?

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Photo of KrautAficionado
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Draft at the brewpub. Pours a brown copper color with a beige head that laces the glass. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, sweet roasted malt, hops, banana, and dark fruit. Flavor matches the nose pretty well, with more of a yeasty, malty, bready character to it. Medium bodied, with a roasty finish. In the midst of sampling all of the beers available at the brewpub, this one didn’t stand out at all. But I should admit that dunkels are not my favorite beers, and this is not bad at all.

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Photo of mynie
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap as "Ruby Brown Munich Dunkel"

Pours dark. Deep dark ruby brown, stoutish, with a big and tight brown chocolate head.

Smells of thick chocolate malt with a little burniness built in. Little grainy little sweet, little sour. Nice combination.

Tastes like smooth, smooth malt. Sour and grain up front, moving into roasted wood and cocoa in the middle, ending on a light hop node that fades into lingering bittersour malt. Nice.

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Munich Winterbock from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 9 ratings