Rainbow In Curved Air
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Wild Ale
3.92 | pDev: 9.18%
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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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mynie from Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
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:

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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CraigDeMoss from Kansas

3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mar 22, 2020
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hoponit from New York

4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 03, 2015
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Jacobier10 from New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz May 2015 bottle. Cloudy straw yellow color with a white head that dissipates quickly. A thin ring of foam sticks to the edges of the glass. No lacing. Peach, grapes, white wine, and a little bit of funk in the aroma. Tart peach flavor with the sourness, thanks to the Lactobacillus, adding complexity and body. The fruit flavor is extremely well done in this beer, however the chalky mouthfeel keeps this from being too easy to drink.

Rarely will I buy a bomber. The price point combined with the fact that I usually don't want 22 oz of the same beer in one sitting results in a format that just doesn't work for me. But every once in a while, something will catch my eye and I'll splurge on a bottle. This was one of those times.

I had some time to kill while working in NY and decided to check out a shop to find some brews that aren't available to me in NJ. I didn't know much about Grimm before purchasing but decided to give them a shot. Hopefully I'll get a chance to sample a few of their other offerings, but this is about as much as I will pay for a bomber ($11). I can appreciate the time, effort, and ingredients put into this beer, and it shows in the final product. The flavor is there, it just needs a few tweaks to make it something that's really memorable.

May 11, 2015
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Oct 18, 2015
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macrosmatic from Florida

3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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
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mendvicdog from Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 11, 2015
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dar482 from New York

4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a hazy golden straw color.

The beer has an interesting aroma; a combination of peach puree, peach rings, wheat, a slight tart quality, melon, banana, a touch of tart.

The flavor hits up front of a medium minus tart quality. It's lemony and then onto wheat. A reminder of Berliner or Gose. There's an overarching theme of that peach flesh and peach candy flavor. A toasted oak flavor emerges in the middle. The finish is dry and creamy. A hugely enjoyable fruity beer with a balanced farmhouse quality and light tart quality.

The best beer I've had from Grimm, so far.

May 07, 2015
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tykechandler from Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 24, 2015
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hooliganlife from Missouri

4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 11, 2015
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gory4d from Texas

3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 11, 2015
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tikk from Canada (YT)

3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jun 14, 2015
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SABERG from Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 20, 2015
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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
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grover37 from District of Columbia

3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

$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
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nmann08 from Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 10, 2015
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BirdsandHops from Oregon

3.06/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A bit bland and watery . . .

Jul 23, 2015
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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 11, 2015
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liquorpig from Massachusetts

3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jun 14, 2015
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.22/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

Aug 04, 2015
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 21, 2015
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sirsteve42 from New York

4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 13, 2015
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Rifugium from North Dakota

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aug 27, 2015
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Gotti311 from Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jul 20, 2015
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benzalman from California

3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Didn't find this tart at all. Lot of oak though.

May 16, 2015
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