RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
American Malt Liquor. The first of it’s kind to come out of Flossmoor Station Brewery, Magnolia Star got it’s name from the coach rail service which originally ran on the Illinois Central tracks just outside the brewery. With little hop aromas or flavors to speak of, this beer banks on the alcohol for character and has a residual sweetness from the addition of flaked corn. Not your daddy’s malt liquor. O.G. 17.0, IBUs 17

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alexsdad06 (11392) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Sampled at RBSG ’10 (notes). Pours a clear light golden color with a small wihite head. The aroma and flavor have sweet grainy malt, sweet corn, with light earthy notes to the finish. It is what I would have expected it to be.

BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Backlogged rating: Corny and grainy malts with a moderate alcohol presence throughout. The mouthfeel is actually quite nice, lively and sharp with a medium booze warming. Not much depth or all that exciting.

queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2011
From December 2010 tasting notes. On tap at brewpub. Sweet malt aroma. Straw colored with a small white head. Malt flavor with grassy hops in the finish.

patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2011
sampled at RBSG 2010 - Pours yellow and smells of grainy malt. The flavor is smooth sweet corn. It’s light bodied and it’s okay. Barely. I’m not sold on craft breweries bothering with this style.

chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
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.

shrubber85 (11762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Tap at brewpub. Barley malt and fusel alcohol aroma aroma with a hint of grass. Golden yellow color with small head. Sweet barley malt flavor with bitter alcohol flavor. Okay but only a bit better than your typical cheap crap malt liquor.

envane (586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Clear yellow, small white head. Aroma is corny alcohol. Taste is sweet corn with plastic and alcohol finish. Bang up imitation of a macro-malt liquor.

DrnkMcDermott (3193) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Draft sampler at FSRB. well, it mimics the character of commercial malt liquors very well, and that’s the drawback. Yellow color and fusel alcohol smell. I smell lots of corn sweetening, too. Yet, the taste is not timid about showing its alcohol, a patch over the usual canned rotgut. That alcohol at least warms me instead of burning. Helped out by a soda carbonation mouthfeel. At least I don’t feel like I’m developing a hangover already.

riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Nose is sweet and corny, but clean and inoffensive with notes of grain, sweet bread, and light earthy hops. Pours golden with a creamy head and nice visible bubbles. THe flavor is sweet and grainy with a good deal of corn, some light fruitiness and a light bitterness in the finish. A solid malt liquor.

dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2010
sampled during a mug club tapping at the brewpub. served in a brown paper bag. lightly hazy yelloow, slim white head, somewhat lacy. mostly corn in the nose. flavor is corn, malt, with a trace of bitter hops. medium bodied, light, sweet finish. a great lawn mowin’ beer. i’ll drink it again.

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