Little Red Cap | Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

BA SCORE
45.3%
Liked This Beer
3.56 w/ 95 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Altbier is German for “Old Beer”, this refers to the “old” style of brewing using an ale yeast (As opposed to a lager yeast fermentation which is a relatively new process). This beer originated in the Westphalia region of Germany in a town named Dusseldorf. Due to the cool climate of Dusseldorf, Altbiers employee an ale yeast that has evolved over time to ferment at somewhat cooler temperature than that of other ale yeasts. This cool fermentation produces subtle yeast derived esters and leaves a clean malty beer. In addition to this cool clean fermentation, altbiers are then lagered at cold temperatures to help smooth and refine the beer. The result of this is a very clean and hoppy red ale.

Coming in at 6.2% ABV and IBUs Little Red Cap is an easy drinking hop forward beer worthy of its heritage. We use a bit of Cascade hop to give it an “American Twist” while maintaining its German heritage. This beer won a Gold Medal at the 2011 and 2016 GABF and a Bronze at the 2012 GABF. It also won a Silver Award at the 2016 World beer cup.

Added by Oxymoron on 07-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,756
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
95
Liked:
43
Avg:
3.56/5
pDev:
15.73%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 22
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3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can at Euclid hall. Pours red colored with a one finger white to off white head. Aroma is floral with some nice fruits coming through. Flavor follows this closely with a crisp hop finish it seems, very floral notes, and some fruits galore going on here. Light bodied and goes down very easy. Not really in the Altbier traditional style, but a pretty decent beer bordering on the session ale side.

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Little Red Cap from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
Beer rating: 45.3% out of 100 with 95 ratings
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