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Little Red Cap - Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
82
good

59 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Oxymoron on 07-26-2010)
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3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Robloc303, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

yanosh, Aug 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Comiha, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

22Blue, Aug 11, 2014
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1/5  rDev -72.2%

ezra9876, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

TaylorBrake, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

KAF, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

habaceeba, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can at Euclid hall. Pours red colored with a one finger white to off white head. Aroma is floral with some nice fruits coming through. Flavor follows this closely with a crisp hop finish it seems, very floral notes, and some fruits galore going on here. Light bodied and goes down very easy. Not really in the Altbier traditional style, but a pretty decent beer bordering on the session ale side.

BMMillsy, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

maxecho, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Yeti1979, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

MichaelBuck, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Bear1964, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of SamN
3.21/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Where's the head?? Aggressive pour results in barely any head! Oh well. Color is a murky copper-orange, not exactly an entirely beautfiul looking beer, but you don't buy beer for it's looks. Smell is more malty and sweet; toasty grains, bread, some earthy qualities, a little metallic. Taste really amps up the toasy malts, very bready, very mildly sweet with an equalizing herbal hopiness. Quite an interesting taste, I like it quite a bit. The taste really come together pretty well, although it might be a bit strong for more than two or three in a sitting. Mouthfeel is a bit rough, surprisingly bigger bodied, too.

Totally decent beer from my former hometown of Loveland. One of the first craft breweries there; I've been wanting to try this beer for a while. Not bad, not bad.

SamN, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Ristaccia, Jun 07, 2014
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2.94/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Teller's tap room for only $4.25, not a bad happy hour price. Amber color, ample head. Aroma was sort of grainy malts and not much else. Flavor was more of the same and almost made me think of wet dog. I really didn't much care for this beer and would not order one again.

ArrogantB, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Boone757, May 10, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
2.95/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can. Pours slightly hazy ruby amber with a small off white head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is toasted caramel malts with a little roast.

The flavor is sweet, toasted caramel malts and a little apple with some roast and a lot of bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, decent alt - toasted caramel and toffee malts with quite a bit of hop bitterness.

Beaver13, May 09, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Have an inkling I got a bad bottle. Absolutely no foam on the pour, couldn't get a decent aroma for the life of me. Still mildly effervescent on the tongue, but also a metallic aftertaste that I'm pretty sure was not intentional. Other than that a bit grainy, pours a deep translucent amber that's quite fetching. But a bit of a bad deal overall. That's what I get for buying sale beers.

QueerBeer, May 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

GDBEERMAN, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
3.16/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with decent label art acquired for $6.50 USD and served into an Odell stem-tulip/snifter hybrid glass in me friend's gaff in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average. Acquired at a local bottle shop.

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with above average vigor.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a one finger wide head of off-white colour. Decent even lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Retention is below average - about 1.5 minutes.

Body colour is a dark nontransparent quasitranslucent amber. No floating yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it's quite dark for an altbier and not all that alive or inviting.

Sm: Caramel, red/amber malts, bread crust, light toasted malt character, and cream.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. I don't pick up much hop character.

A mild strength aroma.

T: Caramel, red/amber malts, bread crust, light toasted malt character, and cream. There's no real overt hop character; maybe floral hop character.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Average complexity. Low subtlety. Not much intricacy or nuance here. I'm unimpressed. Decent balance. It's fairly cohesive, but far from gestalt.

Mf: Smooth, wet, lightly creamy, decent body, decent thickness, and okay presence on the palate. Suits the flavour profile generally well, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to it.

Not oily, gushed, astringent, harsh, hot, boozy, or rough.

Dr: Downable stuff, but quite unremarkable. Hides its ABV decently. It's passable stuff for what it is. I wouldn't buy it again or recommend it to friends. Drinkable but boring. A disappointment from Grimm Brothers. Hides its ABV decently. Price point seems high given the quality (though this doesn't impact my score).

C+

kojevergas, Dec 16, 2013
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Little Red Cap from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
82 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.