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White Lady Double Wit | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Kegatron on 05-04-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Deuane
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Hazy golden orange with a thin white veil for a head. Head leaves spotty lace.

S-Sharp coriander note up front with some biting lemon rind, orange zest and a touch of biscuit sweetness.

T-Strongly spicy up front with the coriander and lemon zest really coming through. Good support from a lightly sweet biscuit malt base.

M-Medium-light fairly crisp with good lingering spicy and bitter notes.

D-Quite spicy but that works well considering the ABV. Good citrus notes work through with warming presenting a nicely drinkable brew.

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3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours to a hazy yeast hay or straw colored orange body. Head is just a hint of skim of off white foam. Served in a brandy snifter during DLD pre party. Nose has hints of orange peel and soft phelonic wheat. Tangy fruit rinds wrap around the tongue. The yeasty wheat feel is the dominate taste profile. Some citrus fruit really hangs on to the back of the taste buds. Mouthfeel is soft fruity and yeast driven. Nicely drinkable but not special for me.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a snifter)

A- Thick hard peaks of white foam stick to the glass with each sip sit upon a hazy deep yellow body. No sign of carbonation except for a random bubble or two.

S- Full fruity yeast aroma with soft candy sugar and circus peanut notes are followed by a fresh orange hint which decreases as the beer warms while the aroma of white pepper increases as the beer warms.

T- The smooth sweetness of spun sugar leads to a emptiness that then finishes with a soft spice bite in the finish with pink peppercorn and citrus zest burning the lips and a light green note on the tongue.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with no real alcohol heat until the beer is pretty warm.

D- The smooth big wit has a menu description that is much more complex than the actually beer but as the beer grows pretty warm more flavors to come through.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the Flossmoor brewpub. The server's notes: "This belgian white style of ale is brewed with bitter orange peel, coriander seed, and a five peppercorn blend, yielding a complex brew. Pacific northwest hops used in this beer impart a slight citrus and complements the fruity belgian yeast." The beer was pale yellow and cloudy/hazy with a thick 2-finger white foam that lingered for a short while (I didn't give it long). It smelled like Hoegarden Grand Cru times two, strong with all the wit signatures (coriander, phenols, esters, and extra indeterminate spice). Same with the taste, this was rich with wit bier flavor, I could taste everything sensed in the smell + bitter orange pith and some ethanol. Very very tasty. As might be expected from a beverage with this much punch the body is full and mouth-coating, the flavor stretches out for a long sit. Absolutely a winner, this is among my favorites of the witbier style.

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Photo of zebulon
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap in a snifter at the brewery.

Foggy light yellow (almost a bright yellow). One finger of head which declined by half but lasted the whole slow glass. Slight lacing.

Yeasty aroma with some clove like spice

Dominant taste was a light sweet/sourness (not my favorite in a beer but not that bad), more sour than sweet, lemony citrus, yeasty, some clove like spice in background. A little hoplike bite that made it more interesting.

Light to medium comfortable mouth feel. Pleasant mouth feel, no alcohol bite at 9.2% abv, but some warmth.

Sippable. Good for desert if you like sour (the sourness was on the mellow side)

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Photo of roadhouse
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at the brewpub tonight in a snifter. Listed at 9.2% on the board.

Poured a hazy gold color with a one and a half inch white head. Retention was good and a bit of lacing was left behind.

Aroma was bready with a ton of spiciness, somewhat clovey, and a good amount of orangey citrus.

Taste was sweet intially with the citrus coming in next. A bit of bubble gum. Then some heavy herbal spiciness comes in with clovey phenols. It's almost overwhelming though and lasts into the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, pretty smooth going down despite the slightly harsh phenols.

An interesting beer, but I'll stick to my opinion that this is a style not meant to be imperialized. Every one I've had has been disappointing.

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Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a bit shocked that no one has added this yet, considering it was a special 5 gallon cask that made it's debut at the Pre-Darklord Day gathering @ Flossmoor Station on 4/24/09. Described as a Belgian-style double wit, this came off more to me like a Witbier than a Belgian Strong Ale, which is why I entered it as such. Your mileage may vary though, as this really towed the line at some points. Served in a little 6 oz or so clear plastic cup.

Pours a deep, hazy burnt orange/yellow with a thin head of brite-white head. Solid retention, with a thin layer of foam that sticks around. Well this certainly looks like a Witbier. The aroma is very large smelling, with sweet bready wheat, grassy hops, big spicy notes, and yeasty and fruity esters that yields a good bit of citrus and banana. I'm also getting a pretty stiff undercurrent of alcohol warmth as well.

The taste closely follows the aroma, with a thick mix of bready pale malts, lots of spice, (including clove, coriander, and pepper), citrus, some light hop bitterness, and a strong presence of yeasty bubblegum and banana. The mouthfeel is medium bodied in the mouth, with a softer and creamier carbonation, yet the overall feel has a good bit of beef to it. Fortunately though, not much so as that you would immediately distinguish this as a 9% beer.

Interesting to say the least, this took some classic Witbier flavors and jacked them up to a new level. Instead of the flavors coming off as delicate and crisp, the high levels of yeast and alcohol kind of punch you in the face with them instead. That being said, despite the "in your face" nature of this, I still found this to be nicely drinkable, despite the boldness and higher ABV. I wouldn't want to go to this for a refreshing summertime quaff but this certainly was an compelling sipper that pushed the limits of the Witbier style to a new realm.

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White Lady Double Wit from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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