Fearless Youth | Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

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Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
Colorado, United States

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Once upon a time in the land of Bavaria, a darkness fell upon the beer in the town of Munich. But have no fear – this darkness was born of a toasted malt that produces a bready chocolate flavor. This full-bodied brew is now known as a Munich Dunkel. Our dunkel is made with just enough hoppy bitterness to scare away any overt sweetness. Then it is carefully lagered to produce a cleaness that no one will shudder at.

Added by Oxymoron on 07-26-2010

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Reviews by appetiteforparis:
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

this one falls into the crowd a little bit, especially this time of year, but a good brew nevertheless. murky medium amber color like maple syrup, tons of bubbles but they don't accumulate into any real head to speak of. mild but decidedly autumnal nose, a touch of honey sweet, and a touch of fall spice, almost in the pumpkin beer family really. grain forward to the max, no hops at all, but plenty of toasty harvest essences to contemplate as I let it warm up, where it really expands. floral yeast that I wouldn't immediately place as a lager, but it works as a whole package. needs more bubbles, and is a little filling, but it should be in this cold. I am curious to try the farmers daughter and see how it differs.

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Photo of mkrass
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of frozen-1984
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bunnyman
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a superb Munich dunkel. The color is light mahogany color with light carbonation. The aroma is lightly sweet with hints of dark caramel.. Medium full mouthfeel. The flavor is richly caramel and a light nuttiness. Very well balanced and sessionable. Possibly my favorite of the style.

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Photo of russpowell
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned offering, pours a tea colored with 2 fingers of sany colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Pears & appples, toastyness

T: A little brown bread/toastyness, a little appleskin, some leafy hops as well up front. Brown bread & appleskins as this warms, toastyness as well. Finishes fruitty, toasty & dry

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation

Pretty drinkable & true to the style for the most part, a bit drier & toastier than any I had in Bavaria

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Photo of robeertruby
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of bwood06
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was recommended by the manager of Southern Hospitality while my buddy and I were on a baseball trip in Denver this year (just now getting around the putting in my review...I know...). This was on tap into a pint glass and really hit the spot with the barbecue that I was indulging in. This beer is a clear, dark amber in color with a thin white head that dissipates fairly slowly to a thin lacing. The carbonation is low in concentration and readily visible. 4/5 The aroma is very enticing with notes of caramel, brown sugar, buttered & toasted wheat bread, and herbal hops. The sweet aromas are the strongest with the toast playing the role of "painter's canvas" to work off of. 3.75/5 The flavor starts off with a nice bit of light caramel and quickly moves to toasted & buttered wheat bread which really comes out strongly. Surprisingly, a bit of dark fruitiness comes out right behind the bread with dates and raisins making an appearance. The herbal hops come in at the very end, simply to even things out a bit. There is no noticeable bitterness to this beer. 4/5 This beer comes across as medium bodied, although it is on the lighter end of medium. Wet & coating, but not viscous. The carbonation comes across as a light tickle with no burn and there is no dryness to the mouthfeel. 4/5 This is a very good and enjoyable dunkel lager that features a hint of fruitiness that I don't normally get with this style. Easily a sessionable beer that drinks easy while providing a layered experience. It is a bit sweeter and less bready than I am used to with dunkels, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. 4/5

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Photo of Mgcarney
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blindpiggie
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Tolnik
4.9/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great relaxing beer!

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Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark bronze amber with a half finger light khaki head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of sweet biscuit and caramel malt, brown bread, mild dark dried stone fruit. Flavor is biscuit and bready malt with a hint of caramel, brown and dark rye bread, hints of dates, figs and dark fruit. Starts semi-sweet, finishes dry and malty with slight noble hops. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nice malty dunkel lager with some understated, but good fruit and bread flavors. Finish is a little stark with a hint of tartness, but it tastes like rye, which fits well with the rest of the malt bill. A satisfactory domestic dunkel.

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Photo of akolb
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jtk21351
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GABrew
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jorgerod99
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of blakelive784
3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 pt 6 fl oz bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A- Pours a deep and fairly dark, transparent amber color, topped with a surprisingly creamy, off-white, 1.5 finger head. Retention is average, though it pretty appealing.

S - Caramel, toasted and pale malts, bread, and light spice. It's mild, and a little boring.

T - Some fruit esters that weren't evident in the nose come through. It's a little nutty, and the toasted malt foundation, cream and sweet candy are counted by light hopping. It's simple, but very well balanced. I like it quite a bit.

M - Medium bodied, smooth, and oddly, a bit creamy. It works pretty well with the flavors, though.

D - My first brew from Grimm Brother, and I'm impressed. It's nothing special, but I'll try more, especially on tap.

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Photo of DividedAvery
4.64/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz Bottle into a Bruery tulip

A: Pours a deep copper with very minimal head that disappears almost immediately.

S: Sweet malt and caramel dominant with toasted and nutty notes in the back. Some nice hops are evident as well

T: Very sweet and smooth. Caramel, sweet malt, nuttiness...everything that was present on the nose comes through nicely here

M: Lower carbonation makes this one an easy drinker. Almost silky smooth

O: If this came in 6-packs it would be in my fridge constantly. Here is to hoping that every Grimm Bros beer is as good as my firs couple!

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Photo of Birdlegs
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deac83
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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