Rainbow In Curved Air
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 9.21%
Ratings:
124
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 22, 2020
Added:
Apr 24, 2015
Wants:
  17
Gots:
  15
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: 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.
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Ratings 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
by mynie from Maryland

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.

May 23, 2015
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3.79 by CraigDeMoss from Kansas on Mar 22, 2020
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3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by macrosmatic from Florida

Thanks to eyebereej for sending this one! Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Hazy and very light gold, with low visible carbonation after the initial blush fades. Forms a half-finger of dense white foamy head that lasts for quite awhile.

S: Mildly funky, oaken dry, and cracker malts. Earthy and stone fruit and grassy, with a mild graininess to the malts. A decent aroma, though not terribly exciting.

T: This is extremely dry. Dry lactic tartness, dry woodiness, and some farmhouse yeast with mild funk. I guess there’s some stone fruits in there, but it’s low. Cracker malts with mild pilsner character. It finishes with more dryness and light citric tartness.

M: Light-bodied, low alcohol presence. Well-carbonated with very fine bubbles.

O: Just not my favorite beer. The "barrel and peaches" promised didn't end up pulling through very well. This could have been better executed for sure.

Feb 10, 2017
 
3.77 by hopkrid from Florida on Nov 21, 2016
 
4.03 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut on Feb 24, 2016
 
3.73 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Feb 22, 2016
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4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a lightly hazy gold with a fat three finger head that fades to leave a rich blanket.

S - Aromas of a fair amount of funk, over attenuated, the stone fruit is a bit subdued.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, lots of funk. There is nice stone fruit notes though, good light juicy flesh and skin. Quite nice.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, distractingly so.

O - Overall this beer was rather underwhelming, considering the brewery. Oh well.

Serving type: bottle

Feb 20, 2016
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4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Shared with rudzud, May 2015 so fairly old, if it's bad I'll get it again fresh.

Pours a huge fluffy head that keeps rising, fluffy pillowy, fizzy lacing, murky pale straw color.

Nose big funk, farmhouse funk with juicy peach and little apricot like stone fruit, def over attenuated as it continued to ferment in the bottle, farmhouse saison like funk and spices.

Taste brings nice funk again, big farmhouse funk, saison and little Brett perhaps, saison spices, grassy hay and funk, little straw, little citrus lemony almost but then peachy and apricot stone fruit, very dry and gritty, over attenuated. Finish dry, little bitter, little peach, mostly saison and funk.

Mouth is med bod, tons of effervescent carb, gritty dry feel.

Overall disappointed, it could be the age or the batch but it was probably under attenuated when it was bottled and continued to ferment and that kinda ruined the beer. I'll def try again fresh and redo this

Feb 20, 2016
 
4.62 by Mumbled from Tennessee on Feb 18, 2016
 
4 by ChrisKayler from Virginia on Jan 22, 2016
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2.69/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
by Brewton77 from California

Hazy, cloudy golden color. Not much in the way of head at all. Not much in the way of aroma. A little bit of barnyard, a hint of papery oxidized smell. Taste shows a little bit of tartness and some of that barnyard from the aroma, but the lack of carbonation kind of deadens this beer. Overall, not very good.

Jan 10, 2016
 
3.75 by threedaggers from Kentucky on Dec 28, 2015
 
3.52 by drone from Oregon on Dec 17, 2015
 
4.5 by tykechandler from Kentucky on Nov 24, 2015
 
3.26 by Desp59 from Pennsylvania on Nov 11, 2015
 
3.99 by shehateme from Massachusetts on Oct 25, 2015
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3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Franziskaner from Missouri

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.

Oct 18, 2015
 
3.75 by target88 from Kentucky on Oct 09, 2015
 
3.33 by cvengeance from Pennsylvania on Oct 06, 2015
 
3.9 by rhong187 from Pennsylvania on Sep 30, 2015
 
3.83 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Sep 30, 2015
 
3.91 by Schmuckles from Rhode Island on Sep 20, 2015
 
4 by Lare453 from Florida on Sep 08, 2015
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3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by grover37 from District of Columbia

$21 750ml from Paradiso Gtown. Not that impressive. Huge carb. Pretty light and simple lacto sour. Minimal peach as well. Very disappointing.

Sep 08, 2015
 
4 by knicks19947 from New York on Sep 04, 2015
 
4.21 by vermilcj from Ohio on Sep 01, 2015
 
3.53 by kmbeer from New York on Aug 31, 2015
 
4.21 by HeadyTheElder from Louisiana on Aug 30, 2015
 
4.21 by SimcoeKid from California on Aug 29, 2015
 
4.13 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Aug 27, 2015
 
4.41 by mattsmith413 from North Carolina on Aug 18, 2015
 
4.03 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut on Aug 14, 2015
 
3.31 by jwswigs from California on Aug 12, 2015
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3.22/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Alieniloquium from Florida

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.

Aug 04, 2015
 
4.33 by Nightwish1094 from Texas on Jul 27, 2015
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3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by EyePeeAyBryan from Arizona

light haze poured into tulip and carbed to the max! Smell was light hops, vinegar, peach and some funk. Really enjoyed the fact that this wasn't puckering tart but well balanced. Certainly not worth the $14 price tag and probably won't be getting again.

Jul 26, 2015
 
3.43 by notchucknorris from California on Jul 25, 2015
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3.06/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by BirdsandHops from Oregon

A bit bland and watery . . .

Jul 23, 2015
 
4.3 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin on Jul 20, 2015
 
4 by italianstallion from Wisconsin on Jul 20, 2015
Rainbow In Curved Air from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 124 ratings