Big Bad Wolf | Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples
Big Bad WolfBig Bad Wolf

Brewed by:
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
Colorado, United States

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-05-2010

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 24
Photo of beergoot
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep orange/amber body; somewhat cloudy, perhaps due to massive amounts of rising carbonation; thick, chunky, dirty white head. Caramel and brown sugar aroma; dark fruit sweetness. Caramel flavors; boozy; oak. Heavy body; velvety; mostly sweet finish.

I found only one bottle in the beer shop and from what I can tell, this beer was released in August 2012 per a press release dated August 6, 2012. It's not listed on their current website and is labeled as release no. 1 of their Fabled Fermentation Series. So, this may be a beer that's several years old. But, hey, it has a certain big beer appeal. It's rich and sweet caramel and toffee flavored brew with a nice counterbalance of boozy heat. The alcohol does stand out and does linger a bit, but it's still quite drinkable. An interesting find and one I'd visit again, especially for a cold, wet weather sipper...

 870 characters

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at GRG1313’s tasting.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is malt, caramel, toffee, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

 550 characters

Photo of stortore
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a stange.

Pours a good looking caramel color, a little cloudy, with a big head and some lacing. Smell leads with malt, then caramel, yeast, toffee, light brown sugar, light herbal/earthy hops. Taste also leads with malt, but the caramel gives it a run. Some yeast, some herbal hop bitterness throughout. Smooth, well carbonated, solid body, crisp and refreshing.

Great example of the style- albeit with a pretty torqued ABV for the style, flavorful and enjoyable.

 490 characters

Photo of Oxymoron
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a older bottle from the 2013 release. Pours a mostly clear dark amber color with mahogany hues through out. A soft white head with good retention.

The nose is soft but complex. Malt forward with notes of caramel, malt balls and graham crackers. Some esters with plums and raisins. Some brown sugar notes as well. Very clean and has held up well.

The taste is similar but more expressive. Malt forward but the hops come out vs the nose, which was pretty much non-existent. The malt is noticeable which a great kettle caramel backing and a soft graham cracker note as well. But the esters come out more with a plums and tropical fruit mix. Some minor pineapple but overall clean.

The body is moderate and boarder mod full with the sweetness and fruity ester notes. Overall a pretty good beer with some good age on it.

 826 characters

Big Bad Wolf from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
4.03 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.