Chili Cheese Brew
Modist Brewing Co.

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Modist Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States
American Adjunct Lager
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4.2 | pDev: 19.05%
Yesterday at 02:33 AM
Jan 23, 2023
Chili Cheese BrewChili Cheese Brew
Notes: This crushable American lager features Minnesota Pilsner barley malt and flaked corn. With this delicious corn chip flavored base, we concocted a mix of savory spices and hints of cheddar cheese powder to bring the flavors of HORMEL® Chili Cheese Dip to life.
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.39/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
16oz canned on 1/4/2023

On the pour a nice big, white, doming head reminiscent of a German lager forms up to 2.5 fingers over a few minutes it recedes to a rocky cap, leaving lacing. Body is a hazy solid golden yellow with a few particles.

Aroma is definitely Chili Cheese. Canned meat product/jerky and nacho cheese come through big on the aroma. Sortof reminds me of a premixed michelada. Almost a comedic aroma. It's not bad, but I'm also someone who says McDonalds isn't bad so take it as you will.

Flavor is more mild than the aroma suggests, but it is still definitely a "Chili Cheese Brew". The corn chip base they advertise is there, but it comes off as simply a corny adjunct lager with some extra adjunct flavorings (and apparently yellow food coloring) added. Not bad, but not the best beer in the world. For a novelty however the quality is surprisingly high. A lingering Chipotle smoky flavor stays in the back which is actually pleasant.

Feel is a bit heavy due to the implication your brain assumes due to the meaty aroma. It makes it not a chugging beer, but more of a conversation starter amd novelty that you could actually drink. The mouthfeel itself is full and at first has a slickness but it is quickly replaced by a standard full flavor lager mouthfeel with a bit of extra thickness. An almost spicy feeling begins in the throat although that may just be heart burn.

Overall not a bad novelty, but definitely overpriced with shipping. Not something I'd consistently reach for by any means, but also definitely not a drain pour. Still definitely a beer as well. It is what they said it would be even though I had no idea what it would really be of that makes sense.
Yesterday at 02:33 AM
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Reviewed by TerribleBeer from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
If I am evaluating it based on what it claims to be, it hits on all fronts.

It looks like a nice clean lager, light straw and clear.

Spiced with the makings of a chili, light aromas of chilis, cumin, garlic, herbs, and a touch of cheese

Follows the aroma with an added corn-like crisp of a clean lager.

Do I like the beer, hard to say, but does it deliver on what it's advertised to be? Yeah, it actually does and I'm not mad about it. I won't be drinking a lot of it, but I'm glad I tried it. Nice work.
Jan 25, 2023
Chili Cheese Brew from Modist Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2 ratings