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Little Red Cap - Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

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18 Reviews
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Reviews: 18
Hads: 78
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Oxymoron on 07-26-2010

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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 78
Reviews by TenHornsProud:
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3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber, deep red with a small off-white head that lingers.

Smells of slight bready/biscuit and lager sulfur (not out of balance). Also has some subtle earthy/herbal character.

Taste is up front rich, caramel malt that continues through the middle before ending on a slightly bitter finish that leaves notes of cherry and grapefruit. Caramel and slight cherry fruit flavor stand out the most.

Light to medium body and medium carbonation makes the beer quite drinkable.

Pretty nice beer overall. I enjoy the way it balances an interesting malt and hop profile without being overly complex; it makes for a beer you can have multiple of. (654 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Todd
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beaver13
2.93/5  rDev -15.8%
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. (433 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz pint at the brewpub in Loveland, Colorado.

This beer appears a clear medium bronzed amber hue, with one finger of thinly foamy, wispy off-white head, which leaves little in the way of lace in the vicinity of the glass.

It smells of bready, crackery malt, a hint of lemon peel, a bit of ash, and earthy hops. The taste is more gritty bready caramel malt, some apple and citrus fruitiness, and earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is a tad fizzy, with an underlying foaminess, the body a sturdy medium weight, and somewhat clammy in its smoothness. It finishes on the dry side, the malt losing any bready sweetness, and the hops remaining earthy, and kind of musty.

A rather pleasant Alt, the malt kept tight to the chest, while the fruit and hops put their heads down and do their background jobs. Something to sip on for a while, should that occasion arise, at least until the heretofore undetected alcohol comes into play. (931 characters)

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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1/5  rDev -71.3%

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3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.52/5  rDev +29.9%

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3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
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).

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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Little Red Cap from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
81 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.