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Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
Colorado, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Oxymoron on 10-03-2010

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 25
Reviews by blindpiggie:
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy coppery amber with a thin white head that dissipates to patches with slight lacing. Aroma of sweet grainy, lightly bready malt with a little brown bread, light fruit, appropriate for a Oktoberfest lager. Flavor is dark grainy biscuit and light caramel malt, a little nutty, light continental hops. Finishes with biscuit malt and light hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a light creaminess. A good domestic take on the Oktoberfest style, with authentic European tasting malt and hops. Perhaps a bit grainier than traditional, but good malt depth makes this work. A style that defies not just having an easily found German one, but if I was in the mood and only had a domestic one, this would fit the bill fine. Apparently reformulated and now at 5% ABV, but still robust.

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Photo of Birdlegs
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
1.99/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

"the Farmer's Daughter." (Note the "the" in the epithet). Cost was $7.99 at a Fort Collins, CO bottle shop. Purchased a few days ago. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with uninteresting label art and unbranded brass coloured pry-off pressure cap served into a Paulaner glass in me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery. Label identifies it as an "oktoberfest lager," so I'm reviewing it as a festbier. "Seasonal release."

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a 6.5 finger wide head of white colour, fluffy consistency, decent thickness, pretty decent creaminess, and good (~6-7+ minute) retention. Spotty inconsistent lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a clear translucent textbook copper. Quite clean; no floating yeast particles or sediment are visible. Above average vibrance.

Overall, it's a generally appealing if standard fare appearance for a festbier. I'm looking forward to trying it, but it's not unique or special. There are no egregious flaws.

Sm: Grainy. Clean barley. Munich malts. Minimally present noble hops. Some breadiness. Light floral character. Moderate strength.

Clean; no yeast character or boozy alcohol is detectable. There's not a whole lot going on here, and the balance doesn't seem ideal based on the aroma. A bit on the sweeter side.

Again, there's nothing unique or special here. I'm not real impressed by the aroma, but I'm reserving judgment.

T/Mf: Hm. Way too sweet for a festbier, bordering on coming off candied. Clean barley. Not as crisp as it ought to be. A bit bready, maybe even a biteen starchy. There's some minimal floral hop and noble hop character. I'm not a big fan of this; it just isn't that balanced or quality.

Lacks any subtlety, complexity, intricacy, and nuance. Quite mundane. There's very little going on here, and it doesn't have the masterful careful balance of the best festbiers. Build is neither cohesive nor gestalt.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

A bit too dry, actually. Smooth. Lacks body. Too thick. Poor presence on the palate; it's a bit rough and scratchy. Stale.

Not oily, boozy, hot, or astringent. Not at all to style conventions.

I'm really not digging this one, lads. Quite mundane.

Dr: Difficult to drink given its low quality. I definitely wouldn't get this stuff again. Completely wrong for a festbier. The ingredients feel neither fresh nor quality. It's probably the worst festbier I can recall having in the past year. Huge disappointment from Grimm Brothers. I'll honestly have to use some effort to finish this bottle. Really a poorly executed brew across the board. It only avoids an "F" because it isn't watery or clearly not a beer.


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3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can

Pours a nice orangy color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger creamy off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, spicy. The taste is malty, spicy. Medium body. Overall, a nice little brew.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of phishsihq
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The brew pours a brilliant and beautifully cl
ear, orange-amber, and is capped by a modest, white head that provides a decent amount of lacing. A big nose of caramel and bready maltiness bursts from the glass. This lager is full of flavor! Malty breadiness slides seamlessly into caramel sweetness with just enough hop bitterness to provide balance. Rich and creamy, this 6.2% ABV beer is medium-full in body and moderately carbonated. This is a GREAT beer! Sorry it took so long for us to review Grimm Brothers!


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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange copper with an off white head. Aroma is bready, caramel,, and spice with a little earthiness from the yeast and an ever so slight grassiness from some hops. Flavor pretty much follows suit. A fuller medium bodied with some activity. Overall, another winner from Grimm Brothers. This isn't my favorite style of beer but i did enjoy this one. Would drink again.

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3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad for a lager. Picked it up on the way home from Colorado. Nice color but doesn't have much of an aroma. The label is much hotter than the taste. It's not a beer that stands out and hits you in the nuts, but it will satisfy on an 80 degree day in NW Indiana.

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4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber

Oxymoron recently sent me this guy, thanks again Aaron! Farmer's Daughter shines a beautiful tarnished copper with near perfect clarity and autumn orange highlights when backlit. A soapy, dirty white head rises to two fingers on the pour and slowly fizzles to a thin cap on the surface.

The nose has the much loved qualities of the classic, crisp Oktoberfest. Clean, damp graininess leads the way before being met by a soft toastiness. There's a fresh green and floral hop character bringing up the rear. The overall aroma is clean, crisp and refreshing.

Graininess is bolder in the flavor while the toast is moderate. Floral hops permeate throughout the entire drink but stay where they should, as an accompaniment in the background. Perfectly clean with no off flavors, this is one of the better Oktoberfests out there.

The body is squarely between moderate and light with an enjoyable silky feel and soft but active carbonation. The florals linger lightly on the fairly dry finish. Clean and crisp.

Farmer's Daughter is right down my alley. It's an Oktoberfest of the less sweet variety with clean graininess, high refreshment factor, and drinkability to the extreme. This would always be in the fridge a couple months out of the year if it was available in my area. Thanks again, Aaron!

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3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of the best Octoberfests to be had anywhere. I wish this was a year around beer. Color was perfect and the malt balance left you wanting pint after pint. The balance of noble hops cut the sweetness of the beer without being to aggressive. The higher alocohol content menat that you couldn't drink it all day, but 3 or 4 pints was a sheer treat. Great color and the staff had an incredible knowledge. They only opened this summer but its obvious that they have spent the time to do wahts needed for great beer. Tap room although small is very cozy and during busy hours they open up the brewery for seating.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Farmers Daughter from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
3.7 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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