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Snow Drop - Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
87
very good

32 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Snow Drop

Once upon a time German beer was only deemed pure if it contained the four orthodox ingredients of brewing: water, barley, hops, and yeast. During this time, an ale known as Köttbusser was outlawed because it contained oats, honey, and molasses. Over the centuries since its prohibition, Köttbusser became a lost brewing style. At Grimm Brothers, we’ve resurrected this refreshing ale with a kiss of hops. You don’t need a magic mirror to know that Snowdrop is the fairest in the land. Recommended by dwarves everywhere!

Brewed with Altbier yeast.

(Beer added by: Oxymoron on 07-26-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nitro-tap pour into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, yellow-gold coloring, with a huge, fluffy, bright white head. Nose of toasted grain, sugary sweetness, and tangy honey. Flavors are smoke and roasted sweetness forward, with tangy honey highlights, and some brown sugar characteristics. Smooth, mid-bodied, with a tangy sweet aftertaste. Smooth, sweet finish.

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Lsmith8706
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of clausr
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of yanosh
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of appetiteforparis
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Moose90
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of dhbiker0889
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Kenzie
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of StubFaceJoe
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of robeertruby
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Snow Drop from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
87 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.