The Time is Nigh
Modist Brewing Co.

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Modist Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States
Festbier / Wiesnbier
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4.07 | pDev: 7.37%
Nov 10, 2022
Sep 13, 2020
Notes: Festbier brewed with German Barke Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts. Kettle hopped with Bravo and Hallertau Mittelfruh. Then lagered and aged in our Oak Foeder for 4 weeks.
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can. Canning date stamp looks to be '09/02/22'.
Clearer, between pale gold and deep gold colored body. Two fingers of white head settles back to thin cap. Web patterns of lacing left behind.
Aroma of toasted malts and oak.
Taste is oak fused toasted malt, with some herbal, spicy hops. Malts extend into the aftertaste.
Medium mouth feel. Mostly crisp, clean finish. Very good carbonation.
Has the oak influence which can produce too much bitterness for some, but this is a tasty take on a fest beer
Nov 10, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a clear, bright orange color with a strong white and foaming head. SRM of 9. (4.25)

Aroma: Mild aromas of pale Munihc malts, bread malts, a little bit of oak and earthiness.

Flavor: Strong flavors of Munich malt, mild earthy oaky flavors. Some scotch notes. Hints of flower. Some yeast in the middle. Finish is relatively dry.

Feel: Medium-bodied, strong carbonation, a clean finish.

Compared to Modist Just you Wait 10/9/22: Pours a darker color, milder head. Milder aromas. More bread malt. Less oak and aged flavors because the bread malt hides them. Less pilsner malt. Maltier and sweeter.

Compared to Fulton Oktoberfest 10/9/22: Pours a lighter color. Milder aromas. More oak, earthy, and floral flavors. More pale bread malt. Less rich bread and honey. Lighter, cleaner, dryer.

Compared to Weihenstephaner Festbier 12/2022: Pours darker, similar head. Stronger aromas. More oak and woodsy flavors. Less bread and Munich malt. Dryer and cleaner.

Compared to Paulaner Festbier 12/2022: Pours darker, similar head. Stronger aromas. More oak and woodsy flavors. Less bread and Munich malt. Dryer and cleaner.

Overall: A very nice and "modest" Oktoberfest beer. Subtle oak and earthy flavors that are a bit dissolved out by the bread malt. I think they intended to keep this malt lighter and mildler to allow the oak and earthy flavors to come through. They do come through a bit, but subtly so.
Oct 10, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by adosen01 from Minnesota

Sep 25, 2022
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
16oz can found just tonight, apparently not "retired"

Cloudy, looks great. Smell is light but pleasant. Literally nothing bad I can say about this'n. Bit of oak and bitter on the finish, otherwise it is easy drinking malty goodness with slightly fruity overtones
Sep 24, 2022
Rated: 3.48 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Sep 17, 2022
Rated: 4.26 by wheelsnipecelly from Minnesota

Sep 15, 2022
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear copper color with an off white head. Smell has toasted dreads malts and caramel.. Taste follows nose with some herbal/spicy notes, Mouth feel thin and light bodied for style , Oak is MIA.
Sep 21, 2020
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Crowler. White head with lace. Clear burnt autumn gold.

Toasted malts, biscuit, and caramel. Earthy and spicy hops. Grassy. The oak adds a little sweetness and vanilla/toffee.

This is very enjoyable. Great drinkability. Well done!
Sep 20, 2020
The Time is Nigh from Modist Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 8 ratings