Optimistic
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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Style:
IPA - Belgian
ABV:
5.8%
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Avg:
3.52 | pDev: 11.65%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
3
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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
 
Illinois, United States
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TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tumbler at the brewpub.

This was described to me as a Belgian IPA spiked with lacto and aged on oak. Right on. It pours a hazy light-golden-straw topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, wheat, and a hint of lactic tartness. It's slightly unassuming, much like a mild lemon drop. The taste holds notes of orange zest, funky lemon zest, mild greens, light pine, and cracked wheat. The tartness is severely toned-down here, and the Belgian yeast is nowhere to be seen. It's still pretty good, though... The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a nice Belgian IPA, but one whose promise of lacto-spiking seems mostly unfulfilled to me. Again, it's still pretty tasty, but it could have probably tasted even better.

Dec 14, 2012
Optimistic from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 3 ratings