Color Field
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #798
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,172
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 11.72%
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
130
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 03, 2022
Added:
Jan 10, 2015
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  32
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Color Field is an American wild farmhouse ale brewed with hibiscus, rose hips, and chamomile. Produced with a mixed culture fermentation, it pours a hazy pink color topped with a fluffy white head. Tart aromas of lemon, black pepper, and earthy, gently perfumed botanicals mingle with classic saison funk. The soft, refreshing acidity is balanced by a hint of floral sweetness. This beer is never boiled and never filtered.
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Accidentally cellared a year. Shades of orangey pink body with pinkish head. Floral with sweet hibiscus, cardamom, and a hint of raspberry nose. Hibiscus is huge in the taste, floral adjuncts and cardamom follow. Feel is like mediterranean hibiscus water but more sour than sweet, thinner, and higher carb. While I found it refreshing, I don't need to have again
Jun 03, 2022
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Rated by entheos from California

1.49/5  rDev -61.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25
Yuck. This is a waste of money! I drank juice boxes that taste better than this!
Sep 25, 2021
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Reviewed by ommegangpbr from New York

4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tangy tangy tangy. Bright and lively flavors. Dont really get chamomile but surely hibiscus and rose hips. Tastes a bit like fizzy herbal tea drinks that I like to make. Lovely
Apr 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.11 by caffeinelogic from New York

Apr 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours an iridescent dark pink color, ample foamy head. Aroma is grassy with some funk. Flavor is slightly funky, tart, clean and crisp, earthy, light. Light bodied. Overall a fun beer.

6/27/20
500 ml bottle released 5/6/20
4 rating
Jun 27, 2020
 
Rated: 3.57 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jun 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.05 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Jan 18, 2020
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at Mikkeller bar in Copenhagen.

Pours a vibrant red with soft, pink foam.

Smell is tart and floral with notes of hibiscus, lime and pineapple.

Taste tart and fruity, with plenty of floral elements, hibiscus being the main one. Backing notes of lime and a slight sweetness. Very refreshing.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a nice, refreshing sour.
May 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by ThatAmateurBeerDrinker from New York

Apr 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.97 by nater919 from New York

Apr 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by CreightonSM from New York

Apr 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.73 by SpaethJam from New York

Apr 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by Diura from New York

Mar 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Feb 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Mikexw from New York

Oct 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by durlta from Iowa

Oct 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by c_tails from New York

Sep 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by swanfungus from California

Aug 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by ontic from Massachusetts

Jul 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle to tulip. The appearance was a slight dark amber color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a fairly quick pace. Light stringy lace. The aroma had some citrusy and floral bright notes up front flowing into a some subtle jalapeno spicy undertones. The flavor had the sweet floral and citrusy qualities up front allowing the spicy tones to come in slightly and form the aftertaste together fairly nice. Finish was sweet and spicy. The palate was warm and inviting with an almost medium bodied sort of feel to it. More of a sipper because of the jalapenos, as the "heat" seemed to radiate a sort of mild harshness over my tongue. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Overall, I have to question if this was truly a "wild ale" as I thought this was more of a "spice/vegetable beer" with the jalapenos coming out as they did, but perhaps it could just be me. Not sure.
Jun 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.93 by rawfish from California

Jun 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.53 by hop_junkie from New Hampshire

May 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.49 by KensWorld from Florida

May 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

May 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by JNPIII127 from New York

May 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.22 by joemochas from Florida

Apr 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.77 by intransitive from Massachusetts

Apr 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by GRG1313 from California

Apr 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by Georgiabeer from Georgia

Apr 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by mattboyer182 from Indiana

Apr 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by edthehead from New York

Mar 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by tappangordo from New York

Mar 26, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
this is really fantastic and dramatic beer, some of the best sour stuff i have had from grimm so far, and really a wonderful use of these ingredients together, each one of which on their own can overpower a beer, but here they are all distinct and subservient to the ale itself, a really wonderful job with those. this is sexy pink, valentines day pink, with a little bit of haze and a small white head, electric looking, must be the hibiscus coloring it. aroma is a bit floral from the hibiscus, that fresh blooming perfume quality from the rose hips too, a hint of lime in with the bacterial acidity, and i swear raspberries! when i taste it too, its hard to believe there is no fruit in it, it really has a raspberry lime complexion to it, even in front of the floral elements, not sure where that comes from, but its springy and fresh and beautiful with the sourness of the beer. i actually taste the hibiscus last in the flavor, after both the rose hip and the chamomile, with is earthy and a little herbal. nice dry hopping on this too seems to bring it all together, a light body, and solid carbonation, its really drinkable and incredibly unique beer, with what i would describe as the perfect amount of sourness for refreshment and intrigue, without going too far. a standout in a stellar beer lineup!
Mar 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by vfgccp from New York

Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Jason_cs from Florida

Mar 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Mar 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by Boone757 from Virginia

Mar 03, 2017
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Traded for this from a friend as I have a hard time finding Grimm's beers in New York. Needless to say, they brew some of the craziest stuff that I've bought there and this beer was no exception to that. Tough to pinpoint but easy to enjoy, this was fitting for a day and night where it was nearly 70 degrees outside!

Can't say that I've had a beer that was looked like this as the pink grapefruit hue was easy to see from the get-go, even in the dark. A big, frothy head quickly settled as the splotchy lacing left behind was more indicative of the thin nature of the liquid. Lots of hibiscus in the nose as this seemed like liquid perfume and turned out to be that once I gave it a taste. Hints of lemon, white wine, vinegar, and lavender-like florals were all in here as I actually had to look up what chamomile was. Bright and lively, there wasn't much sour to be found here and the nice carbonation kept this from being too "out there", as the soft slickness left behind may have been the most pleasant aspect of this beer.

Easy to quaff, this could have been mistaken for a session beer as it didn't last in my glass for long. Not a true American Wild Ale, something like this made the case for a new category. If you love funky, floral brews that push the envelope, look no further. This was a pleasant change from the heavier IPA's that I love while not being light enough to dismiss. Keep up the craziness, Grimm!
Mar 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Feb 28, 2017
Color Field from Grimm Artisanal Ales
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