Little Red Cap - Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
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3.53/5 rDev -2.5%
Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.
Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with a caramel flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.
05-07-2013 03:55:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.75/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
10-10-2013 02:22:48 | More by biboergosum
3.53/5 rDev -2.5%
on tap upstairs at wyknoop brewery. i am shocked to hear this won a gold at the GABF. not because its a bad beer, but because it doesnt stant out at all as something special to me. poured a clear redish caramel color with a frothy off white head. smells of amber malts, caramel, and a bit of dried fruit. flavor is a bit watered down, malt forward, and bland. i dont know, just not a lot here to get excited about. its good, but is it a gold medal worthy beverage? i would have to answer no, but then again im not a professional beer judge (hey, where do you sign up for that anyway?!). feel is fine, medium to light body, mild carbonation, weird aftertaste. decent drink but not a champion in my book.
04-10-2012 20:51:59 | More by StonedTrippin
3.16/5 rDev -12.7%
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).
12-16-2013 04:05:07 | More by kojevergas
2.94/5 rDev -18.8%
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.
05-19-2014 16:36:56 | More by ArrogantB
3.69/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
07-04-2014 00:02:15 | More by BMMillsy
2.95/5 rDev -18.5%
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.
05-09-2014 03:50:46 | More by Beaver13
3.51/5 rDev -3%
Dark amber body, lots of fine carbonation bubbles rising, good white and creamy head; excellent sheets of foam coating the glass. Malty aroma; slight caramel and honey combination. Decent lightly roasted malt flavors; nuttiness; mild bitterness. Medium-light body; slightly fizzy; crisp, clean, and dry finish.
The beer sports an excellent appearance and has above average aroma and flavors. Nothing overly unique, but good and flavorful all around.
11-02-2013 00:58:03 | More by beergoot
3.65/5 rDev +0.8%
A decent altbier. Nothing to go out of the way for. A nice amber color verging on a cherry red. After their porter this seemed bland and so light. Don't know much else to say except I didn't write notes and it tasted similar to an Alaskan Alt. I wouldn't go out of my way for this one or spend too much but I would for the porter.
03-23-2011 01:47:07 | More by claytong
3.1/5 rDev -14.4%
Pours a burnt amber with a nice size fizzy khaki head. Flavor and aroma both offer a not overly sweet toffee, some pitted fruit, and some bread. A nice crisp mouthfeel. Overall, not necessarily a bad beer but not one I was a huge fan of. I am not very familiar with the style, alt bier, but I'd personally grab an Alaskan Amber over this.
08-19-2012 20:47:37 | More by denver10
Little Red Cap from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
82 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.