Snow Drop - Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
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3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
Clear golden color in the tall Belle-Vue glass with a sizable head and lots of streaming bubbles. Just a smear of sediment in the bottle. Not much aroma.
Slightly sweet and toasty, some pale malty flavor but no hint of roasting. It's sort of a light ale of no particular distinction but it's pleasant enough. Fairly sudsy in the mouth with a resiny tang, though not much hint of hops. It has that slight sharpness of the crisper Weiss styles. The slight bitterness at the end is more yeasty than hoppy. Really not a bad beer that is worth trying if you like German styles.
This was placed in the Altbier category ("German style brown ale") but it's not remotely brown. This makes me think more of a Kellerbier or even Sierra Nevada Kellerweis. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.
03-31-2014 04:44:55 | More by mactrail
3.79/5 rDev -2.1%
22oz bomber split into two servings
A – Pours a bright pale gold, head is bright white and thin, light and foamy. Carbonation is vigorous and sends plenty of bubbles up to the surface.
S – Light and airy, initial notes of pale malts take over, followed by some citrus and hay notes.
T – Crisp and clean, citrusy again, a very nice flavor profile, lemon, and light spice notes come through.
M – Carbonation is on the high side, but appropriate for the style. Overall very smooth and drinkable. Finish is crisp and clean. The 7% ABV is undetected.
O – Very nice, a different malt structure from some other Altbiers, drinkable, refreshing, crisp and clean, almost like snow melt...Now I get the name.
11-21-2013 01:03:56 | More by Moose90
3.76/5 rDev -2.8%
16oz pint at the Glass Half Full taproom in Littleton, Colorado.
This beer appears a cloudy pale golden yellow colour, with one finger of foamy, mostly creamy off-white head, which leaves some decent broken cloudscape lace around the glass as it slowly wafts away.
It smells of grainy pale malt, mildly tart apples, a bit of lemon juice, and earthy, leafy hops. The taste is bright, crackery pale malt, the grainy edges filed down, some muddled light orchard fruit tartness, a hint of white pepper, and leafy, weedy hops.
The carbonation is fresh and peppy, the body medium-light in weight, moderately smooth, with a touch of airy creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the grain, fruit, and hops seemingly floating away.
A decently malty altbier, with the lightness that lends a certain lager-like crispness to it. No way in hell that you'd know about the elevated ABV from anything involving the beer itself. Recommended if you'd like your booze delivered, without any attendant heaviness.
10-09-2013 00:35:23 | More by biboergosum
4/5 rDev +3.4%
What a difference the nitro tap makes for this one. Tried this on standard tap, never really cared for it. On nitro, though, really dug it.
Pours a hazy light yellow with a thick, foamy white head. Aroma offerssome fruity esters from the wheat, some sugars from the oats, and a touch of molasses. Flavor offers some nice creaminess, molasses, sugars from the oats, honey, fruity esters from the wheat malt, and all cut ever so slightly with a gentle kiss of hops. A fuller, creamy, somewhat active mouthfeel. Overall, a beer made for nitro tap and really a great summertime nitro option, best suited for closing out the session.
07-10-2013 01:07:04 | More by denver10
3.69/5 rDev -4.7%
The beer is a köttbusser German ale...there's no style guidelines on BA or in the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. The brewery says the style had oats, honey, and molasses originally (although the bottle label only mentions honey and molasses being used in this version).
Poured a light, straw yellow color with lively carbonation producing a rich, white head. Wheat and soft lemon-like aroma up front; herbal and grassy; light bread. Light, refreshing flavors, bringing out a light malt grain note and a slowly developing hop bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-light, smooth and silky, with a dry finish.
A nice, refreshing ale that will go down well during the warmer months. I wish I had more information on the style in order to compare with my impressions, but for now, I think this particular version may find a ready spot in my beer stash.
06-14-2013 21:38:53 | More by beergoot
4.33/5 rDev +11.9%
Not really an altbier, but kind of is, I s'pose. This wasn't doesn't have the toasted bread and snap to it as some alt biers, not as bready. What is does have is a nice golden sweetness to it. The honey and molasses give it a fresh quality, maybe "bright" is a better word.
Appearance can use a bit more foam and retention, otherwise it looks like light honey. Aroma is sweet and somewhat biscuity, underneath it the hops dance around. Grassy and green.
A really nice beer that doesn't go overboard with the honey or molasses. High abv that does not really show itself. Nice summer brew
04-16-2013 05:10:25 | More by Mebuzzard
Snow Drop from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
86 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.