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Color Field | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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3.85/5
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156 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
grimmales.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by HertzaHaeon on 01-10-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,327
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
156
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
30
Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.53/5  rDev +17.7%
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
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!

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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
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3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
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Color Field from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 156 ratings
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