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From:
Modist Brewing Co.
 
Minnesota, United States
Style:
American Lager
Ranked #1
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,186
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 7.13%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
85
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 11, 2023
Added:
May 22, 2016
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  5
Cold Press Coffee Lager

A mystery, wrapped in an enigma, inside a coffee bean, inside a lager. A light-colored, easy-drinking beer with a mind-blowing coffee punch. Pairs well with breakfast, brunch, and late night pick-me-ups.
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Rated: 4.26 by not2quick from Missouri

Jun 11, 2023
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear yellow pour with a full eggshell head. Medium roast coffee with slight cocoa with pale hops for the nose. Taste adds a buttery malt base to the sharp coffee and hops to play off of. Feel is light, crisp, rises sharply to a pale finish. A fun use of coffee in an unorthodox style selection, well balanced makes this work
Feb 17, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Feb 09, 2023
 
Rated: 4.06 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Jan 02, 2023
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Reviewed by Olesjm from Kansas

4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: pours a slightly hazy orange gold with a decent head.
S: pale malt, coffee,
T: coffee, biscuit, hops on the finish. Taste is mostly coffee though, not overly strong but over shadows everything else.
M: medium bodied and smooth
O: easy drinking, would make a nice after dinner beer (for those that like coffee with dessert).
Dec 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
From Brewvana 12 days of Christmas. There's dating on the bottom of the can but it is unreadable.

It pours a not quite clear orange gold with a small but persistent head of foam with excellent lacing.

The smell has strong notes of coffee, pretty much overwhelms everything else. I do get a light hop kick.

The taste is a wee bit more complex. Big coffee, some hops, detecting some lactose like flavour. Hops seem to be noticeable mostly in the finish.

Great mouthfeel.

Very interesting and very enjoyable.
Dec 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by craigbelly from Iowa

Aug 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by Mortarforker from Texas

Mar 16, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from France

3.11/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Caffe latte almost on nitro.
Fresh!
Appears.,.., common.
Nose is ALL COFFEE.
Body is nice and smooth, almost its redemptive quality.
Taste is ALL COFFEE.
Gets a bit bitter as it warms and the “coffee” aspects fade, there are no indications of turtles, cheesecake, pecans or cocoa.
I give it a wobbly ‘OK’.,.

Part of the Awesome Extreme Beer Box 2022!
Feb 19, 2022
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can from the Extreme Beer Box. Pours a clear light amber gold with a finger bubbly white head that sticks around, nice lacing, smell is straight ground coffee beans, chocolate covered espresso beans, cocoa powder maybe hints of graham cracker crust, sourish grain twang, but mostly beautiful fruit roast coffee, taste is roasted espresso coffee beans, sweet espresso foam, coffee ice cream, cocoa powder, caramel hints of nutty pecan, graham cracker and sour grains, feel is medium bodied, creamy and smooth, sweet. The coffee is complimented by the cocoa nibs and the pecans, don’t get the cheesecake but it adds a nice sweetness to the the overall coffee/roast chocolate character, an excellent coffee forward lager.
Feb 13, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
creamy coffee flavored lager with caramel cocoa after taste great beer to enjoy
Feb 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 23, 2021
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Reviewed by PORK from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I never had a coffee lager before, so this sounded interesting. From a 16 oz. can it poured a great caramel color with a one inch head. There was no mistaking the coffee aroma. The coffee flavor was nice and smooth, but it might be a little sweet for some. The head dissipated quickly and the carbonation wasn't overpowering...maybe a little thin.
Jul 11, 2020
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very interesting beer. Billed as a lager but had some nice coffee notes. 4/21/20 date printed on can. Pours a deceptively clear golden color with a little fluffy white head and some scant lingering lacing. Smells of crisp bready malt, medium roast coffee, caramel, vanilla, corn and some faint milk chocolate and perhaps some nuttiness. Taste follows the nose, good balance, surprisingly clean crisp coffee punch throughout. Nicely done. Smooth mild mouthfeel, quite round in the mouth for a lager. Good carbonation retention. Quite an interesting, refreshing, easy to drink beer.
Jun 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.57 by SouthCrescent from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2020
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Interesting oddity here. The aroma is more pale malts and biscuits rather than coffee. On the palate though, the coffee is more pronounced. There is a bit of adjunct-y sweetness at the end.
May 31, 2020
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Reviewed by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned 4/24/2020

Golden straw with a finger worth of latte foam head into a pint glass. Retains nice islands on the way down with little to no lacing.

Roasted malt and cold press scents on top of a biscuit and bread lager base.

Great round palette of cold press, think low acidity coffee, lending notes of dark berry and chocolate due to the cold press extraction process. Tricks you into almost thinking this is a stout or porter.

Dark lager maltiness along with pale grains add a medium-full mouthfeel in tandem with a clean and crisp dimension.

With a 6.5% abv this is a solid choice for fans of ales, lagers or heavier stuff. Really interesting and exciting brewski, glad to have another.
May 17, 2020
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Crowler from brewery. Bright golden, big foamy head subsides. While coffee dominates the aroma, it subsides a bit in the taste, allowing a solid lager base to shine through.
Nov 29, 2019
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Reviewed by paulwagner996

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Coffee Ale
Golden color
Smells and tastes mostly of coffee, with some toffee and malt. Light and crisp. Very drinkable; a good coffee beer for a summer day.
Sep 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Aug 07, 2019
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