Good AdWeiss | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Flossmoor Station's 2010 GABF Pro-Am entry replicating the award-winning recipe of homebrewers Zbig and Sylvia Banach.

Added by yeahnatenelson on 09-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Fools need advice most, but wise men only are the better for it."

--Benjamin Franklin

Fantastically foggy lemon with a butter caramel center and a whipped creamy crown of antique ivory. The head had pretty good persistence and deposited several scraggly squiggles of suds on the upper reaches of the glass.

The nose had power to burn and featured the usual fruit and spice of the style. It was obvious from the first sniff that this was going to be a bananarific hefe. A golden grain background was a positive, not a negative.

Good AdWeiss is a well-constructed hefeweizen with a rock-solid yeast strain. It didn't hold up extremely well to my corned beef and swiss sandwich, cheese soup lunch, but that didn't change my mind (or the scores) one bit.

The same untoasted cereal grain bottom end was present on the taste buds, which gave the beer a well-rounded solidity. A score of 3.5/5.0 on the hefeweizen banan-o-meter is nothing to sneeze at, and clove spiciness was right where it needed to be. Good sweet-bitter balance and a lingering finish capped things off in fine style.

The mouthfeel was right in line with the 5.4% ABV. It gained a bit of light creaminess with warming and the fine bubbles gave a gentle crispness to the finish.

It seems that Bryan has a firm grasp of what good beer is all about, no matter the style. My good advice, if you like hefeweizens, is to get yourself down (or up... or in... or out) to Flossmoor Station for a few pints of Good AdWeiss.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub.

A medium honey gold pour with a white head that has good retention...The aroma is sweet and all honey comb and a nice clove on the finish...The taste is all banana, you might as well have blended up and liquified a banana and this is what you'd get. The banana is especially prevelant on the finish. The best banana in a beer I've had, but I'm not a huge banana fan so its a bit too much for me.

If you love, or even mildly like bananas you should run to get this beer.

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Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance -- Pours a cloudy orange/amber with a thin layer of creamy white head.

Smell -- Bananas, clove, bright lemon, and cream of wheat.

Taste -- Pretty much follows the nose: Clove is the most pronounced hefe yeast component, along with earthy yeast flavor and banana in the backdrop. Malt is a mildly sweet, cream of wheat-like flavor. A little bit of lemon tartness in the mix.

Mouthfeel -- medium to medium-full in body with medium sharp carbonation. The bubbles could've been dialed back, but a few swirls brought it closer to right.

Drinkability -- Not too shabby, especially for a Pro-Am with two homebrewers that are likely inexperienced in brewing to scale. I'd probably try it again. Hope they win the Pro-Am at GABF!

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Good AdWeiss from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
3.67 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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