Monday, July 11, 2016

Modist First Call Coffee Lager

First Call Coffee Lager.

Here we have the first review of Modist going up on the ol' Bitter Nib. You'll see more coming soon, maybe sooner than you think. This one is First Call, a coffee lager. I'll get you the official info after the notes. For now, let's get into it. 6.5% ABV. 27 IBU.

Clear, golden-hued, beautiful white head.

Aroma is full of espresso notes, mixed with a very light, floral happiness. It's quite unusual to have coffee notes in beer without accompanying chocolate and dark malt flavors. This is a mind-bender, if not a head-scratcher, but it's working so far.

In the mouth: There it is, again, the coffee leading the fore, and after that, nothing but light and clean. Super smooth, wonderfully light and drinkable, with that espresso flavor lasting and lasting. Crazy drinkable.

As I said before, coffee is usually found in porters and stouts and such, rarely in IPAs, and in extremely rare cases golden ales, but I never even thought of a coffee lager.
If this is what Modist will be all about, keep them coming, guys, and I'll keep drinking them.

From the website (excuse the all caps, that's theirs, not mine):
CAFE CON LECHE INSPIRED COLD PRESS COFFEE LAGER. IT'S LIGHT IN COLOR AND FULL OF COFFEE FLAVOR. A CLEAN, EASY-DRINKING LAGER THAT'S INFUSED WITH TWO COUSINS ESPRESSO FROM WESLEY ANDREWS.

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