Obama Brau | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by paco1029384756 on 01-22-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of joe1510
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flossmoor Station

A pint of Obama-brau was set in front of me at the bar with a creamy bone white head atop a walnut brown body. Ruby highlights jumped throughout the body as this was one of the lighter shades of brown. The head settled to a solid cap rather quickly but left some excellent sheet lacing down the glass.

The nose was what you would expect in a freshly brewed brown ale with a twist of interesting spiciness that I'm assuming comes from the hopping. Moderately toasted grains and freshly spent coffee grounds jump from the glass while undercurrents of light cream and nutmeg flow through the back. The faint nutmeg adds a nice depth that I wouldn't have expected.

The flavor followed the nose closely. Toasted grains, some of which lean toward heavily toasted, start things off and flow throughout. Spent coffee grounds bring up the rear with a roasty bitterness that toes the line of being just right and too much. There's also mild hop bitterness on the finish but the coffee grounds seem to overtake it. This is a solid brown ale.

As this beer moves across the tongue I get a slightly prickly carbonation that pushes the body through rather quickly. The body is medium and has a bit of a dry finish.

This is an easy beer to put away but one was enough for me with the other offerings on the menu.

This is a good beer but I when Pullman Brown is on the menu that's the one I will be reaching for, it is nice to see another good brown though because I haven't found many.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a Pokal)

A- This beer pours a black body with a brown glow to it and a thick creamy tan head. The had last for most of the beer and there is a soft carbonation trailing up the sides of the glass.

S- The smooth roasted and chocolate malt aroma has a light tartness to it.

T- Roasted malt notes are dark but not heavy with a smooth chocolate flavor and bit of a darker roasted note in the finish. There is a light coffee roasted malt flavor that lingers after the finish.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with no alcohol heat or fizz. There is a slightly watery quality to the texture.

D- This beer has some nice depth to the roasted malt flavor and isn't sweet but there is no real roast bitterness or hops to finish off the flavor. That is not a bad thing just an observation. Very easy to drink but not interesting enough to drink more.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 12oz glass 2/7/09 at Flossmoor Station during the Killer Kapowski release party. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Served a dark, mahogany-brown with lighter patches at the edges. Small and creamy off-white head receded quickly and left no lace behind.

S: Hearty aromas of roasted malts, brown sugar, coffee, dark chocolate, and a faint whisp of campfire smoke.

T: Roasty malts, chocolate, and coffee dominate. Also noted were carmelized brown sugar, hints of tobacco leaf and smoke and a faint citrus fruit tang that pokes out briefly at the finish.

M: Dry and sticky with a slightly thin mineral quality. Dry and roasty bitterness adheres to everything during the long finish.

D: Very nice. This is a fine example of a satisfying and sessionable ABA.

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Photo of paco1029384756
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a dark ruby color with two fingers of off white head.

Scent of brown sugar, hazelnuts, and some chocolate. Pretty simple, but good regardless.

Taste of brown sugar, maple syrup, and chocolate. I really liked this beer, and I'm not a big fan of the style. Balanced very well, though there isn't a ton of flavor to begin with.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and smooth, lending to the excellent drinkability.

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Obama Brau from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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