Optimistic | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TMoney2591 on 12-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3
Reviews:
1
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 1
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4/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Optimistic from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
3.54 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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