Kyra Festiv-Ale Sour Blend | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TurdFurgison on 09-17-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by jale:
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4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Festiv-ale event in Chicago. The beer is named after an awesome young lady.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy Lipton Iced tea looking with only the slightest head.

S: Banana, fruity esters, funk, and sourness.

T: Taste is close to the aroma. Banana, funkiness, fruity esters and a nice souriness.

M: Lower then average carbonation.

O: I could drink a lot of this.

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4.07/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gravity cask at Festiv-Ale. Had a few pours of this one throughout the evening in the supplied taster glass. I'm guessing this is the Kirsch von Blucher Dunkel Weiss blended with something from the barrel room.

A - Murky turbid orange-brown color. Typical cask pour with only a think layer of bubbles on top.

S - The aroma is somewhat understated, with a hefty dose of crab apples, funky, slightly overripe fruit, light acetobacter, mild oak. There's some toasted grain and wheat character in the periphery.

T - Taste is more dunkweizen heavy, with milled and roasted grains mingling with funk, fruit juice, mild sourness, and a slightly medicinal finish. Again, it's somewhat understated, but ultimately quite enjoyable.

M - Minimal carbonation, medium-bodied, no obvious alcohol, perhaps a bit watery. It's a cask beer alright!

D - Crushable stuff, but just a bit too bland to blow my mind. Needs a bit more flavor punch beyond the sour apples and mild funk. A bit more time to for the flavors to develop would do this beer some good. That being said, kudos to Flossmoor bringing something special to Festiv-Ale and making a longtime BAs evening by naming the beer after his daughter.

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4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The guys from Flossmoor brought this special project to Festiv-Ale 2011, a very unique beer. From their verbal description it's a dunkelweizen inoculated with brettanomyces and aged until it soured nicely. Thanks to my wife's persuasion this was named for my daughter, obviously we're grateful for the hommage.

It pours a dark rusty brown, fairly clear, with only the minimum of bubbles on top. The aroma is exactly what you'd expect from their description, a weisse bier with a healthy sour note to it. Esters and acids, bananas and funk, interesting that I've never tried this combination from another brewery yet.

It tastes just as it smells, for the most part you can pull out the based beer from the wild treatment. It retains a nice weisse bier character while giving a lightly sour bite. I didn't get a chance to try the un-treated dunkelweizen but I'm guessing it was well made, the flavors worked very well after aging in any case.

From what I heard Flossmoor has several other small sour projects, I'd love to try the others at some point.

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Kyra Festiv-Ale Sour Blend from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 3 ratings