Magnolia Star Malt Liquor
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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American Malt Liquor
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2.72 | pDev: 22.06%
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 7
Photo of alleykatking
1.98/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this beauty on tap...

A- Pours a clear golden yellow color with hints of orange hues to it. One finger white head shows light retention overall almost dying down all the way before it came to me. Streaks of lace left on the glass were very light and didn't stick around.

S- The aroma was muted with there being no hop presence at all. Not that I expected a lot in a malt liquor but I figured they would bend the rules a little. Instead I find a sickly almost honey like aroma that underlies most of the beer. I get a strong corn and wet grain aroma toward the middle with a strong alcohol aroma in the finish of the nose. This smells like a malt liquor through and through which isn't all that impressive to be honest.

T- Once again...well hello typical malt liquor! Huge fusel alcohol flavor in the front of this beer actually makes me not want to drink anymore of this stuff. The alcohol calms down enough for a corn and wet cereal grain flavor to spring up for the rest of the beer before getting hit with another wave of fusel alcohol on the backend of the beer. Not good tasting at all!

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation was lively for the beer I thought without going BMC malt liquor overboard. High alcohol and wet grains left on the palate. Aftertaste is big alcohol with hints of corn and wet grain. Flavors were all off balanced with the alcohol dominating everything. No off flavors were present in the beer as the alcohol killed off all flavors. High alcohol drying left on the palate.

O- This beer was bad. I would almost rather drink any other malt liquor at this point in time other than this boozy mess. I thought there was going to be a little surprise in there since this is Flossmoor but there isn't....and to be honest that is bad.

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Photo of jale
2.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a clear light amber with two quarters of white head.

S: Not much in the aroma of this.

T: Whoa what a mess. Very boozy with a plastic and material taste. The taste is so bad I have trouble describing the flavors other than big fusel alcohol solvents and materials.

M: Light body.

O: I just wanted to rate the style. A few sips was more than I could handle.

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Photo of jrallen34
2.15/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at the brewpub.

First off, what a mess! This is not very good. A medium gold that is totally clear with a light tan head, not much retention or lacing...Totally dead aroma, only the lightest hint of honey...The taste is god awful garbage, all alcohol and skunk, just grainy alcohol.

Avoid this, even if its in a sampler, even if you're a ticker like me.

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Photo of albgarza
3.61/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer at a beer tapping at Flossmoor.

Appearance-A light colored clear beer with a small head.

Smell-grain and corn with slight hint of hops but not much.

Taste-same as smell.does not remind me of a malt liqour.

Mouthfeel-beer is light and average carbonation.

Drinkability-Very easy to drink but watch out 8.5% ABV.Would have another anytime.

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Photo of mothman
3.38/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Great Taste 2010. 8.6% abv.

Pours a white head that has good retention. Color is a golden orange.

Aroma/Taste: Grain flavors and corn. Very bland with some alcohol showing. There really isn't much hop flavor showing here. It is fairly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and sweet. Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Ends very bland.

Overall, this was a malt liquor at a huge beer fest so it really didn't impress me too much. It did stand out a lot though. Not to drinkable for me.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Growler courtesy of a fine fella who shall remain nameless. Poured into my Lost Abbey wine glass, an honorable vessel indeed.

A: The pour has got a little more going for it than your standard malt liquor. Nice pale golden color with a very mild white head that is likely attributed to the growler.

S: The nose is certainly malt liquor-esque. Lots of sweet adjuncts, primarily corn, with a hint of skunk. There is actually some malt and hop character to this one though, lightly floral and earthy.

T: Quite sweet like it should be, but there is a fair bitterness too. Also a very noticeable off-flavor that you often get with some of the less than optimal quality malt beverages. Definitely grainy, and perhaps even sugary at times, too.

M: The body is medium, which is quite the compliment for a beer of this stature. Moderate carbonation to go with it.

D: This is no Stack High Gravity Lager, but it's not an Earthquake High Gravity Lager either. Middle of the road malt liquor, here.

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Magnolia Star Malt Liquor from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 2.72 out of 5 with 7 ratings