Oak-Aged Pretty Metal
Modist Brewing Co.

Oak-Aged Pretty MetalOak-Aged Pretty Metal
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Modist Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States
European Dark Lager
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4 | pDev: 4.75%
Jan 08, 2023
Nov 09, 2020
Black Lager brewed with Eraclea pilsner, dark chocolate malt and roasted caramel black malt. Hopped with Saphir then lagered and aged in our oak foeder.
Recent ratings and reviews.
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a dark, nearly completely black color with a strong tan head. SRM of 23. (4.25)

Aroma: Moderate aromas of dark grains, wheat, slightly earthy and okay. Some cereal and roast underneath. (4.00)

Flavor: Moderate flavors of dry grains, dark malts, wheat, with a light chocolate and roasted noted that mixes with some oakiness. Dry. (4.25)

Feel: Medium-bodied, strong carbonation. Dry and clean. (4.25)

Compared to Utepils Muni Franconian Landbier 1/8/2023: Pours darker, stronger aromas. More chocolate, roast, oak. Less grains and wheat. Cleaner.

Compared to Portage North of Schwarz 2/2023: Pours identical. Milder aromas. More smooth yeast and bread. Less dark, roasted grains and pepper. Smoother and softer. Winner: Modist

Overall: A very nice release once again from Modist. Fantastic dark chocolate, dark grain flavors with some hints of Oak. Just like their Pilsner and Festbier oak series. This one has slightly less oak that is masked by the dark malt. Done extremely well, this one is clean, dry, and drinkable. (Rating: 4.19)
Jan 08, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Dec 08, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
nice aged lager the oak gives it a rougher lager taste - great for a different taste
Nov 22, 2022
Rated: 3.62 by kudsak from Minnesota

Nov 17, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Dec 24, 2020
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can. Nice large tan head with lace. Caramel hued black color.

Toasted malts. Earthy and zesty hops. Caramel and toffee. The oak aged foeders don’t really show here. Has a smooth but faint bitterness mouthfeel. Light bodied. Solid!
Dec 06, 2020
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Reviewed by gatornation from Arizona

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a light black color with a mocha head. Smell is roasted malts a hint of smoke. Taste is nutty with roasted malts chocolate subtle hints of smoke . Mouth feel smooth and creamy some citrus and vanilla. Very tasty.
Nov 29, 2020
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Reviewed by cheeseheadinMinneapolis from Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can, canned 11/02/2020.
nice looking beer, impressive head with a aggressive pour, last a while leaving plenty of lacing.
smell: roasted malt
taste: roasted malt, chocolate, micro hints of caramel. Plus Oak witch is rather faint and comes across like vanilla or marshmallow. Hint of floral hops near the finish when it gets warmer. rather neutral sweet and bitterness wise with both sweet and bitterness elements mixed in. Very smooth and easy drinking beer.
Feel: soft, velvety and slightly creamy mouth feel.
A nice beer, nothing heavy duty. but a good sippin or slamin beer. 4.09/5
Nov 23, 2020
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16oz can. Bottom of can is stamped '11/02/20'.
Dark cola colored body, with a sapphire colored back lit edge. Pours with a light tan head, that sticks around as a moderate cap. Leaves an interrupted sheet of lacing on the non-sipping side.
Aroma is rich, dark roasted malts with caramel and chocolate. Close to a smoke quality from the oak aging.
Taste is chocolate and caramel, brought forth by the dark roasted malt. Definite smoke from the oak. Slight pine hop addition. No bitterness in the after taste.
Mouth feel is quite thick and creamy. Provides good coverage for exploring the flavors. Lower carbonation.
Aroma is the most impressive aspect, but the taste does catch up as it warms. Straight forward dark lager, no sourness.
Nov 17, 2020