Rainbow In Curved Air | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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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): 4.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is a sour peach farmhouse ale fermented with lactobacillus and yeast that is conditioned on American white oak. If that’s not enough fun, this beer is also dry-hopped with Azacca and Jaryllo hops.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 04-24-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
123
pDev:
9.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by mynie:
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4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I've liked but not loved every Grimm beer I've ever had. None have been close to drainpours, but none have been good enough to justify the cost. So never gonna do that again, right?

But, come on:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PNbEfLIEDs

Pours like seltzer but then in the glass it magically turns yellow. There's a thing about that in Updike's _Rabbit, Run_, which I read once, 13 years ago, but I still remember a part where his bitch wife makes the observation about how water is white out of the tap but then clear in the glass. This is the magic opposite of that!!

Smells, egh, like all the other Grimm beers, with strange cereal dominating along with some nice nodes of peaches.

Tastes... okay. Tastes really great. A very smooth, sharp lacto starts things out, smoothing immediately into nodes of peaches and then boozeless wood similar to the way nice, fresh furniture smells when you're at the nice, fresh furniture store. Ends on nodes of real fruit and Shock Tarts, with really nice bread yeast lingering long after the beer is swallowed. Tremendous at times, but at others the weird Grimm Dryness gets to be too much. Overall very good, though. Just shy of tremendous.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
4.51/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JC333
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy straw colored liquid is in my glass. There's a quarter inch of frothy eggshell white head. Lactic acid with a suggestion of peaches in the nose. The taste is initially very tart due to the lactic acid, but the faint peach flavor adds a delicate sweetness that balances things out. The carbonation is fairly high and the mouth is otherwise very dry.

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Photo of Jayroda82
4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I dont know why this isnt rated much higher. Its simply amazing. Perfect amount of sour that diminishes rapidly.. Nice pour.. Wish i grabbed them all while i had the chance.

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Photo of Schlafly33
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmbeer
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hooliganlife
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an oversized wine glass- pours a hazy very light straw color, minimal head, retention and no lacing.

Smell is unremarkable but nice- faint whiff of peaches and a little funk.

Taste is wonderfully nice- mild and very nuanced. Definitely some funk and faint lacto up front followed by a little peach interlude and then finishing with some earthy tones and a lingering peach tartness.

Mouthfeel is good- light body, not too carbonated. I wish it had some more carbonation but the taste is pretty awesome- definitely worth getting. Haven't been blown away by the other Grimm beers I've had but this one is definitely the best thus far.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.22/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Very hazy yellow body with a big white head. Strong brett and yeast aroma. Light stone fruit. Taste is lightly tart with some peach sweetness. Yeasty finish. Light body. High carbonation. Not very exciting, but it's not bad.

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Photo of Ralphs66
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k47k
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rhong187
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drone
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of boredalready
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2185
3.06/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A bit bland and watery . . .

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Photo of nataku00
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattsmith413
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a hazy, glowing yellow, with a half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

This one smells delicious and so fresh, lots of tart peach and some lacto.

This is pretty damn crushable, super refreshing, and very soft tasting. The peach is light, tart, and airy, super juicy, with a good amount of lactic acid. This aspect was completely nailed, the amount of sourness was perfect. I don't get much from the oak, but that's ok.

This is light, and soft, feels like I'm drinking a cloud. Light carbonation.

This is the best beer that isn't an IPA that Grimm has made. Super delicious.

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Rainbow In Curved Air from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 123 ratings