Little Red Cap | Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

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81
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92 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
Colorado, United States
grimmbrosbrewhouse.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Oxymoron on 07-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
16.71%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of ezra9876
1/5  rDev -71.2%

Photo of XmnwildX12
1/5  rDev -71.2%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
1.97/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Pours a honey-orange color with a 3 finger head, leaving mountainous lace behind as it recedes slowly. Opacity clocks in at about 80%.

Aromas of stale grains and wet cardboard; it actually reminds me of Budweiser's Batch Twelve. A touch of cardamom and brown sugar.

Super hoppy and super sweet at the same time - not a good combination. Sharp stale hop stabs the palate simultaneously as waves of brown sugar, brine, and dill weave in and out. Yucky.

Feel is mostly watery with a little carbonation to help it down. Ends wet with a touch of parchment dryness.

Little Red Cap is an utter drain pour and tastes like an expensive malt liquor and has absolutely no redeeming qualities. The artwork is 500x better than the liquid inside. Never again. Scrub my tongue.

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Photo of M_chav
1.99/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

not much going on here

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Photo of Robloc303
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Beaver13
2.93/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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Photo of znichols
2.94/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Clean amber/orange color with stark white, sharp head that lasts a decent while. Ok lacing. This beer actually looks very crisp and nice.

S-Sweet malts and spicy, grassy hops. Very subdued. There is a slightly off aroma in the background too.

T- The taste follows the aroma with light spicy hops and light toasty malt. Again, there is a strange mildewy flavor that throws me off.

M-Light body with a crisp mouthfeel and slightly slick. Decent.

O-This is ok. It is sorta what i expected. For a crisp lager it has a decent amount of flavor, but the off-flavor is a little distracting. Not sure what to think.

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Photo of ArrogantB
2.95/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Teller's tap room for only $4.25, not a bad happy hour price. Amber color, ample head. Aroma was sort of grainy malts and not much else. Flavor was more of the same and almost made me think of wet dog. I really didn't much care for this beer and would not order one again.

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Photo of QueerBeer
3/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

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Photo of Comiha
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of denver10
3.11/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a burnt amber with a nice size fizzy khaki head. Flavor and aroma both offer a not overly sweet toffee, some pitted fruit, and some bread. A nice crisp mouthfeel. Overall, not necessarily a bad beer but not one I was a huge fan of. I am not very familiar with the style, alt bier, but I'd personally grab an Alaskan Amber over this.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
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+

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Photo of xzibitlovesbeertoo
3.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SamN
3.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Where's the head?? Aggressive pour results in barely any head! Oh well. Color is a murky copper-orange, not exactly an entirely beautfiul looking beer, but you don't buy beer for it's looks. Smell is more malty and sweet; toasty grains, bread, some earthy qualities, a little metallic. Taste really amps up the toasy malts, very bready, very mildly sweet with an equalizing herbal hopiness. Quite an interesting taste, I like it quite a bit. The taste really come together pretty well, although it might be a bit strong for more than two or three in a sitting. Mouthfeel is a bit rough, surprisingly bigger bodied, too.

Totally decent beer from my former hometown of Loveland. One of the first craft breweries there; I've been wanting to try this beer for a while. Not bad, not bad.

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Photo of ajmitch4
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Norvelljeff
3.32/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ScorpyX
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark copper color, dark but clear. There was no head remaining when the waitress brought it.

S: Smells of malt and a touch of sweetness.

T: Mild malty taste, though a little underwhelming. Hints of that sweeter taste are present, with a barely there chocolate taste. More emerge as the beer warms, getting a little hoppy bitterness in. Alcohol kicks in on the aftertaste.

M: Medium-bodied and fairly smooth. Nothing to complain about here.

D: Pretty high. Though the taste is a little understated, it's pretty smooth on the palate and easy to drink. There were better choices there, though.

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Photo of Miami66
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Blazer22
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blindpiggie
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Birdlegs
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Little Red Cap from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
3.47 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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