Modist Brewing Company
German Fat Cap
Modist Brewing Company German Fat Cap (6.5% alcohol by volume, 82 International bittering Units) is brewed like a German Marzen with the Marzen grain bill and yeast and then is hopped like an American IPA so it straddles the two styles. The German malts and the American hops hit the nose with an equal, moderate intensity featuring a blend of bread crust, fruit and dank, fresh cut wood. A tea colored amber liquid fills the glass permeated by streams of rapidly rising bibles that create a fat, persistent cream colored, cap. Rich malts and an assertive bitterness start the palate and lead to a dry slightly astringent finish. Hop flavor and bitterness equally balance the malt flavors. The body and carbonation are medium. This is an interesting beer with big malt and hops. The malt is so enticing and well done that it leaves you wishing for a little more malt and a little less hop. i rate this 78.
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