Fearless Youth | Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

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Fearless YouthFearless Youth

Brewed by:
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
Colorado, United States

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Oxymoron on 07-26-2010

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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 21
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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 SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mactrail
2.99/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Color is clear red-brown with a short-lived foam in the snifter. The carbonation appears to start out fine, but leave the glass standing a few minutes and it's gone. Not much aroma except for a slight beery breath.

Some nicely-roasted dark malt with a pleasant tang to it. Some slight sweetness along with a tea-like bitter edge. Faint nutty flavor and a hint of pomegranate.. There is really not much to this, and it's quite handicapped by the carbonation anemia. Now take the Germans, they know how to put a good spritz on a bier, ja! From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.37/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is an amber-copper coloring, with a filmy, clingy, off-white head. Nose of roasted caramel nut sweetness, with subtle smoky highlights. Flavors are rich and sugary sweet, with tangy caramel and roasted toffee dominating the palate. Very sweet. The aftertaste is cloying, sugary, roasted caramel. Slick, sweet, cloying finish.

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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 Wasatch
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can

Pours a nice clean/clear golden brown color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger creamy off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, slightly sweet. The taste is malty, sweet, slightly bitter. Medium body, with a pretty nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well, love the artwork on these bottles. Let's see what the insides have for me...

Pours a dark chestnut brown, but not bordering on dark brown or black. You can tell it's brown. Nice off white head, some soapiness but nice looking beer.

Sweet aroma of caramel and malt. Perhaps hints of dark cherry and baked, non-glazed donut. Hints of spice and hops

A blend of roasted malt and sweet caramel on the flavor. Take that donut and dunk it into a brown tea. Has some tannin, but still bready and sweet. Not as rich or sweet as some German dunkels, but the flavor is quite nice. A quick zip of Noble hops on end rounds this beer nicely

One of the better dunkels around the Denver region

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Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Haybeerman
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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

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 akang
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear, dark copper body; lots of carbonation and a decent head. Deep, caramel and roasted grain aroma; burnt brown sugar. Warm, toasted grain flavor; light toffee; trace of hop bitterness deep into the finish. Medium bodied; crisp, clean, and dry finish.

A nice, easy drinking dark lager. Subtle depth and complexity emerges that adds to the overall appeal.

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Photo of 2GOOFY
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woosterbill
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to my brother-in-law for bringing me this back in September of 2012; it's been forgotten in my cellar since.

A: Clear garnet body under two fingers of chunky tan head that settles into a ring. Light lace. Quite attractive.

S: Sweet maltiness dominates, with caramel, walnut, prune, and grape standing out. Nice mix of grain, fruit, and sugar. Enjoyable.

T: Fruity up front, with lots of grape, cherry, and plum leading in to caramel and butterscotch sweetness midway through. A bit drier toward the finish, with some minerality and herbal hops lending at least a hint of balance to a generally quite sweet beer. Very good, but not quite as well integrated as the aroma.

M: Smooth, creamy, well-carbonated medium body. Silky. Excellent.

O: This was an extremely tasty beer, period, and an especially impressive one for being close to two years old and a style not typically thought suitable for aging. Looking forward to trying more from this brewery; good American lagers are always a treat.


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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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