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Little Red Cap - Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
82
good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
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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Reviews by znichols:
Photo of znichols
2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Clean amber/orange color with stark white, sharp head that lasts a decent while. Ok lacing. This beer actually looks very crisp and nice.

S-Sweet malts and spicy, grassy hops. Very subdued. There is a slightly off aroma in the background too.

T- The taste follows the aroma with light spicy hops and light toasty malt. Again, there is a strange mildewy flavor that throws me off.

M-Light body with a crisp mouthfeel and slightly slick. Decent.

O-This is ok. It is sorta what i expected. For a crisp lager it has a decent amount of flavor, but the off-flavor is a little distracting. Not sure what to think.

znichols, Apr 01, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
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
Photo of Borgt
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Borgt, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

biboergosum, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

GilGarp, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

GDBEERMAN, Jan 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

robeertruby, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

blindpiggie, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

JamLand, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +10.8%

GRG1313, May 15, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +10.8%

jaydoc, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of ezra9876
1/5  rDev -72.3%

ezra9876, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

ajmitch4, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

maxecho, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of TenHornsProud
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

TenHornsProud, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of famous_mortimur
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

famous_mortimur, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

DerwinWentworth, May 05, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
3.16/5  rDev -12.5%
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).

C+

kojevergas, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of Robloc303
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Robloc303, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Boone757, May 10, 2014
Photo of SamN
3.21/5  rDev -11.1%
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 +3.9%

StubFaceJoe, Jul 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Mebuzzard, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Huffaroma, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Moose90
4.23/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

64oz Growler fill straight from the source. Poured into 20oz Nonic for tasting purposes.

A – Quite a dark, ruby red hued beauty here. Head is tall and a dark vanilla white color. Settles to a nice one finger height. Lacing left behind is surprisingly nice.

S – Mmmalty; Biscuity, toasty, roasty, you name it. Sweet malt notes, but somehow quite dry, not overbearing. A little presence of crisp Bavarian hops really round things out here.

T – Much like the nose, this is nice and malty. It does not however have a lingering sweetness which is quite nice. Very well balanced between the malt complexities and hops.

M – Medium bodied, carbonation level is adequate if not erring on the high side of the spectrum.

O – Very nice offering here. This is typically not a style of beer that I enjoy. This one is an easy drinker and remarkably balanced. The mild hop notes can unfortunately have a tendency to fade with age on this one, the malt notes are still there of course, but it does come across a bit sweeter. Still, great offering here from Grimm, nicely done.

Moose90, Dec 08, 2013
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Little Red Cap from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
82 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.