Snow Drop | Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

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86
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69 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

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.

Added by Oxymoron on 07-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
13.44%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grittybrews
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden/yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, honey, brown sugar, toasted oats, biscuit, herbal, floral, pepper, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity yeast, pale malt, honey, molasses, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, honey, brown sugar, toasted oats, biscuit, herbal, floral, pepper, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, honey, brown sugar, toasted oats, biscuit, herbal, floral, pepper, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity yeast, pale malt, honey, molasses, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and creamy/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 7.1%. Overall this is a very nice blonde ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity yeast, pale malt, honey, molasses, and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. A very unique beer; tastes like a cross between Kolsch, Wheat, and Blonde ale styles. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L:Hazy straw yellow color with no lacing and no head retention.

S:. Grain, honey and white bread, a little floral hop.

T:. Grain honey and white bread a medium floral bitterness.

F: A creamy easy drinking beer.

O: This is a unique beer that is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a glass it appeared to be a hazy, deep golden color with a white head. The light head faded quickly and left only traces of lacing. The smell is floral, lightly sweet, honey and white bread. The taste is very different with more yeastiness, a bitter sweetness from the molasses and a bitter, dry finish. I have never had a beer quite like this and it was an interesting and pleasant experience.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with active carbonation and a fine half finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of pale and grainy malt, light lemon, mild grassy hops, subdued. Flavor of grainy and light biscuit malt, mild honey, a hint of lemon and grassy hops; finishes spicy and grainy. Nice creamy medium body. A nice malt centered altbier with a touch of sweetness from the honey and touches of lemon and hops. Well balanced and mellow. Smooth tasting, with the moderate ABV well covered. The oats give this a slight oat flavor and good body. I liked this a lot. Interesting style.

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Photo of newbeeraday
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of zeff80
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ffshore545
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale color, SRM of about 2. Fluffy head of 1 finger that sticks around, and the body is hazy with 90% opacity.

Lemon peel, ginger, and pale malts on the nose. Some bread follows. A refreshing start.

Malty flavor, with a nice hop balance and bready and herbal quality. Herbs on the finish with some white bread crusts. Very balanced and easy.

Feel is creamy, yet still adequately carbonated. A great balance here, too.

Overall this beer is a winner, I'd have it again, and is easily the best beer I've had from Grimm Bros.

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Photo of Mgcarney
1.64/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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

Photo of crobinso
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MLDucky
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erk0607
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell: lemony, yeast, light malt, sweet floral hops.

Look: hazy gold/straw, head disappeared in a few seconds leaving small white lacing.

Taste: Lemon, honey, sugar, light hops, grain

Feel: very light, watery, minimal carbonation although general foamy presence on the tongue.

Overall: a flavorful summer beer to have on a nice day that is easy to enjoy

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.46/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampled back on 3/12/16. Comes in a 12-ounce can. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 16-ounce flute glass.

Brew pours a golden-yellow in color with a thinner white cap. Some lacing is seen when sipped that is mostly 'ring-like' but light. Aroma is hard to pinpoint actually as there seems to be yeast, citrus zest, honey with some hops. Taste is even better than the aroma suggests! Think even more is going on with the taste but again it is hard to figure out what else is in this brew. Doesn't matter as this is one tasty brew! Crisp and clean with no bitterness. Doesn't taste 'boozy' either with the higher alcohol amount. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. A tasrt brew!

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Photo of Miami66
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of V1per41
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SPD656
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cbcrunch
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Snow Drop from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
3.87 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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