Collaborative Evil 2009 | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Black wax.

Added by orbitalr0x on 10-06-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.69%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of emerge077
3.04/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.42/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jwale73
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dull burnt orange hue with a slightly hazy clarity and no head. Nose is malty, slightly vegetal and reveals melon and a spicy quality. Taste is peppery and malty with a suggestion of passion fruit. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a lively carbonation. All and all interesting and complex (perhaps a bit too much going on); it's held up fairly well for the age and the style.

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Photo of cadizkyguy
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2009 vintage... stored upright in mini fridge since purchase...

First off, I have to admit I really enjoy the brews from Flossmoor Station... This one I purchased on a night I ate at Flossmoor Station, the beer-b-que ribs are to die for... Awesome. I likely had the house IPA with the ribs and took this one to go.

Appearance.. An earthy golden hue. ..a thin white head initially.. then as the bottle empties, I swirl around the sediment at the bottom and pour in the snifter.. and then I get a nice white head..

Smell.. As the beer warms, the aromatics get better and better. Smells a bit like an English IPA, only better.

Taste.. Wow Even at 3+ years, this beer is exquisite This is what a Belgian strong ale should taste like fresh. The alcohol is mildly masked. Earthy, yeasty, wonderfully brewed.

Mouthfeel.. What can I say. Flossmoor Station brews some excellent brews. This one ranks right up there with my all time favorite, Pullman Brown.

Overall.. Paired with a marie callender chicken pot pie fresh from the oven. This was a great pairing.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a deep orangey color ale with a small foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of sugar with light spices is not the most enticing. Taste is also dominated by overly sweet notes with too much residual sugar with light spices also noticeable. Body is somewhat full with oily consistency and medium carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. I thought this beer was too sweet with too much residual sugar.

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Photo of ackeeper
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of LaCoursiere
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 vintage courtesy of Alewatcher.

A - pours a nice amber color with a yellowish off-white head that dissipates to a thin covering in a few minutes. Nice lacing. Slight haze.

S - Strong aroma that is full of apple. Apple sauce and spiced apple cider. A little one-dimensional in this regard.

T - A little bit of apple, but not as much as the nose. I also get hints of plum, orange and spice, maybe cardamom? There is some phenolic character, but it's not overpowering. There is a good bit of heat and a bit of a numbing sensation. I don't know if this is the spice or the alcohol.

M - This is medium bodied with moderate carbonation level. It has a very slick feel up front with a dry finish .

O/D - This was my first time trying a Flossmore associated beer and also the oldest belgian-style strong ale I've had. I think it held up very well and was a pleasure to drink. I would not turn this down if I had another chance to try it.

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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of dtx00
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of billab914
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a tasting glass. It poured amber orange in color with a thin, creamy head scattered across the top of the beer.

The aroma shows off the orange blossom flavors pretty prominently giving it kind of a floral, honey like flavor. Some bready malts ate there as well, but overall the floral, herbal, sweetness dominates.

The taste shows a lot of the orange blossom flavors to it as well with more of the floral, honey like flavors showing up. I get a little more maltiness to it though in the taste with a sweet and somewhat sugary sweetness in the finish. A little too floral and sweet though overall.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being a little below average. Overall it was an interesting, but not that great of a beer. A little too floral, herbal and sweet for me.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
2.57/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

From 22oz bottle to Portsmouth glass on 4/5/12
*From notes

-- Another off-the-wall pull from billab914 --

A: Clean golden. The dregs, when finally poured, clouds the beer like a Hefe. No real head here. Minor, thin white collar and no lacing follow a standard pour.

S: I seemed to be the only one at the table who thought this smelled like stale cat piss in a litter box. As it opens, I do get a touch of honey and wild flowers.

T: Ugh, liquid honey. Mead, anyone? Too much residual sugar. It's all too one note.

M: No complaints here. It's properly carbed for a three year old beer, and the weight and texture are all alright.

O: If given the chance to tick this, you may want to consider passing. It's like diabetes in a bottle. Too sweet and really fuckin' weird. In a bad way.

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Photo of IrishColonial
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of birdsellam
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Ineedabeerhere
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

nice murky color and a light head that is almost non existent, but still manages to produce a light bit of lacing. but the aroma starts to come up with nice touches of banana, apple, pears, light fruits mixed with hearty spices. nicely done. but as soon as you take that first sip it is over. just a wonderful mix of flavors that simply devour the palate. apples, currants, peaches, banana, clove, its all over the map but blended soo well. really just a wonderful beer. smooth finish with a light dryness.

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Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of corby112
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dark golden orange color with a half finger off white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Sweet malty aroma with lots of caramel apple and pear. Subtle booze and faint hops but the nose is all sweet, toffee covered fruit.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a good balance of sweet malt and faint light fruit. Subtle spice with some pepper and cinnamon but the caramel malt and light fruits dominates. Carmel apple and pear along with a slight buttery presence before a touch of booze comes in, lingering into a dry finish. Much better than the horrid 08 version.

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Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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Collaborative Evil 2009 from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
3.85 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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