Special Reserve Mallow
Modist Brewing Co.

Special Reserve MallowSpecial Reserve Mallow
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Style:
Lager - American
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 9.62%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
69
From:
Modist Brewing Co.
 
Minnesota, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Special Reserve MallowSpecial Reserve Mallow
Notes: Imperial Lager with marshmallows, Madagascar vanilla bean, milk sugar, more marshmallows and aged in our oak foeder.
Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 69 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Weisenbeer:
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting lager ... More full and more full bodied than most ... Certainly getting the "marshmallow" under current ... Smooth to drink and the relatively high ABV is well disguised

Feb 10, 2021
More User Reviews:
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Mremy234 from New Hampshire

3.12/5  rDev -21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Feb 06, 2021
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KBarn from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 18, 2021
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GregSemenza from Connecticut

3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Feb 26, 2021
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BeerPHD from Texas

4.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 07, 2021
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Grackos from Florida

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I thought I would hate it but it's actually good.

Feb 07, 2021
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entheos from California

3.51/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks average, smells wanting, but this one is really good!

Feb 07, 2021
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docr89 from Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Feb 07, 2021
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smithj4 from New York

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 07, 2021
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VikingEric13 from Massachusetts

3.16/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Feb 07, 2021
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - slight hazy yellow slight tan color with a really nice white head
Smell - pilsner malt grainy vanilla boozy
Taste - sweet vanilla slight milky hearthy grainy beer
Feel - medium body and carb
Overall - very different interesting beer and tasty

Feb 13, 2021
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deereless from Colorado

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 07, 2021
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cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Part of the 2021 BeerAdvocate Virtual Extreme Beer Fest. Poured from a can into a tulip. Pours yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of sweet grain with a little bit of marshmallow. Tastes of sweet cereal grain with slight marshmallow flavor. Beer is light bodied and very easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

Feb 07, 2021
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Jcarriglio from Florida

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 09, 2021
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jckeller1 from Indiana

3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 07, 2021
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redfox405 from California

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 13, 2021
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated 12/18/20

Pours foggy hazy pale yellow with visible particles, and a dense creamy fluffy lasting white foam head with good retention and lacing. Smells like buttery marshmallow, vanilla, creamy milk sugar, rice krispies treat, light oak, pale malts, with mild earthy hops. Tastes like creamy fresh vanilla beans, milk sugar, marshmallows, oak foeder, slight rice krispies treats, pale bready crackery malts, with some earthy hop notes. Feels medium bodied, creamy smooth, fairly crisp and dry with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice oak foeder aged imperial lager with marshmallows, Madagascar vanilla bean and milk sugar.

Feb 07, 2021
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Manta200 from Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extreme beer fest
The marshmallow really works with the lager.

Feb 07, 2021
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Blazer22 from Colorado

3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mar 06, 2021
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cryptichead from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 07, 2021
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ChipChaight from New York

4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can from Half-time/BA for EBF 2021. Pours a mostly straw yellow with a finger of foamy white head, that sticks around, great lacing, smell is nice cracker malts, marshmallow, vanilla, oak, hints of sour grassiness, taste follows the nose with cracker/bread malts, vanilla, marshmallow, and finishes with oak and a hint of grassy twang, feel is light to medium bodied soft crisp carbonation. A cream soda lager, nicely balanced, delicate sweetness, and still recognizable as a lager.

Feb 07, 2021
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snaotheus from Washington

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2021-02-06
16oz can served in a sample glass. Part of Extreme Beer Fest.

Pours slightly hay, mostly clear, light yellow, medium head. Smell is lager, a little oak, some lagery funk. Marshmallow is there basically only because I know it's an ingredient -- I wouldn't pick it out otherwise.

Taste is confusing. Some oak, some grass bitterness, definitely some marshmallow sweetness. Maybe too much sweetness. Might be some other sweetness. Vanilla is pretty clear.

Mouthfeel is medium to thick. Overall, it's a pretty good beer.

Feb 07, 2021
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fostwal from New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

EBF R2. Slightly hazy blond color. Well carbonated with a tall head. No bitterness. Nothing tart. A very mellow vanilla flavor on a kolsch base. Soft mouthfeel. Clean finish.

Feb 07, 2021
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socon67 from New York

4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden colored lager, with a white frothy foam. The smell of vanilla is very much present. Flavor is creamy; somewhat like there is lactose sugar in there but does give the sense of marshmallows in the beer. I'd equate it to hot chocolate once marshmallows melt. The finish does give a slight musty nod to lager yeast.

A fun lager, and I do think the vanilla addition doesn't put it too far out the norm to be a niche beer.

Feb 20, 2021
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sluna1174 from Texas

4.88/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Feb 07, 2021
Special Reserve Mallow from Modist Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 69 ratings