Little Red Cap - Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

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Little Red Cap
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BA SCORE
82
good

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 16.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of Beaver13
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

Photo of QueerBeer
3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of tswater
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of kojevergas
3.16/5  rDev -12%
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+

Photo of Moose90
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of dhbiker0889
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of beergoot
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of robeertruby
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of StubFaceJoe
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of ajmitch4
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of redleg411
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Little Red Cap from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
82 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.