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Modist Brewing Co.

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From:
Modist Brewing Co.
 
Minnesota, United States
Style:
American Lager
Ranked #1
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,119
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 8.29%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
55
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 28, 2022
Added:
May 22, 2016
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  5
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: A light-colored, easy-drinking beer with a mind-blowing coffee punch.
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Rated: 4.24 by craigbelly from Iowa

Aug 28, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by TerribleBeer from Minnesota

Mar 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by Mortarforker from Texas

Mar 16, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

3.11/5  rDev -24.1%
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 +3.7%
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 -3.9%
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 +8.5%
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 -0.2%
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 XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2020
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
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%
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 -8.5%
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%
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
 
Rated: 4.09 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Aug 03, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
On-tap at Modist Brewing Co., Minneapolis, MN

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of coffee are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has both malty and coffee flavors.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an easy to drink coffee beer and the coffee is of the fruitier variety (compared to dark and roasty beans).

Serving type: on-tap
Aug 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by ian_graf from Minnesota

Jul 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by nruhlig from Minnesota

Jun 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by BalancingBrooms from California

May 12, 2019
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Reviewed by BucannonXC5 from California

4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Modern Times 16-oz. Willi Becher glass
From: Sam K.
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received Jan. 18, 2019
Consumed: Jan. 26, 2019
Reviewed as: American Pale Lager
Misc.: Canned on Sept. 10, 2018 at 10:43 a.m. CT

Thanks, Sam!

Got this on Sam and Laura’s visit out here. I always like my coffee-flavored beer, whether it be a stout, IPA or lager. This one was labeled as a, “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.”

Poured a dark gold-to-light amber semi-clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy white head. Lots of bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Excellent foamy lacing. Almost perfect retention. (Sight - 4.75)

Smelled grinded coffee beans, espresso, brown bread, Cheerios, roasted grain and hints of chocolate milk. Even better out of the can with coffee notes and the addition of char wood. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste was not nearly as good as the nose, but still solid nonetheless. Got espresso, brown bread, semi-char wood, grinded coffee beans, roasted grain, Cheerios and chocolate milk. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Just a really good coffee lager. Love the style and this was as good as I hoped it would be. (Overall - 4.00)

4.11 | 92 | A-
Mar 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.14 by tylerstravis from Colorado

Mar 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Czequershuus from Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
This beer pours a rich bronze with a solid head. The aroma features strong bright acidic coffee, vanilla wafers, and dark chocolate. The flavor is rich and nutty, with notes of toffee, digestive biscuit, whole grain, mild coffee, milk chocolate, an graham cracker. The mouthfeel is medium bodies with a luscious creaminess. Overall a very tasty beer - maybe a bit off putting on first nosing, but one that settles quite deliciously.
Feb 23, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can. Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of strong roasted coffee with a touch of caramel. Nice coffee taste with toffee and caramel.
Jan 02, 2019
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Reviewed by ipeters1017 from Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Looks and smells the part of a nice pilsner with an added blast of coffee on the nose. Taste is primarily coffee with a sweet malt character. The coffee taste is good, but has a syrupy quality too. Well carbonated and a bit sticky. Sweeter than expected, but pleasant all around.
Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Nov 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.89 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Sep 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.42 by cmsfish from Minnesota

Sep 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by Cliffy21 from Canada (QC)

Jul 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

Jul 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Jul 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by TooGood from Minnesota

Jul 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This beer pours a clear light golden color with nice carbonation bubbles rising in the glass. The head is white and 2 finger. Retention is average.
The nose is smells of coffee, with a hint of peppers.
The taste is mellow, and at the same time rich with coffee.
Lighter bodied, but not watery.
Effervescent and tasty. Good post fishing beer.
Jun 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by mothman from Minnesota

Jun 09, 2018
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours clear and golden with a thick head of foam that leaves wispy lacing

Smell: Brown bread and coffee tones waft with a hint of chocolate

Taste: Brown bread, husky grain and coffee; just a hint of chocolate, in the middle, but the finish is crisp with the coffee lingering

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A coffee lager is a nice twist here; very enjoyable
Jun 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.11 by Dave2234 from Minnesota

Apr 15, 2018
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 82 ratings