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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #370
Ranked #4,216
4.16 | pDev: 6.49%
Aug 16, 2022
Aug 10, 2015
American wild/sour ale brewed with apricots, dry hopped with El Dorado, Columbus, and Cascade, and conditioned on oak.
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Rated: 3.35 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This beer is phenomenal. In fact, after having it in my fridge for about a year, it's even better. Aroma is close that what you would get in a mimosa. Flavor follows, but with an impressive combination of oak and apricot on the finish. Delicious, refreshing, yet dry. Love it.
Mar 19, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by edthehead from Maryland

Nov 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Hayesbro from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Medium gold and cloudy with a small amount of head. The aroma was hoppy to me, the only real evidence of the dry hopping. Moderate sourness, apricot was light, and not much oak. Medium body and carbonation for a sour. Not as complex as other sours from Grimm.
Nov 17, 2021
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can served in an E9 Zwanze Day wineglass. Canned on 09/29/21. Sent to me by @jonphisher.

Pours a moderately hazy light yellow color with a small head. Smell is tart, unripe stonefruit, grassy/leafiness. From the can, clear apricot and hop resin.

Taste is tart, unripe stonefruit, a little lemon, most of the grassy/leafiness is gone, but I still get hop resin and I think the apricot shines. Moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light, dry, resinous. Overall, very nice beer.
Nov 17, 2021
Rated: 4 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 25, 2021
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy light yellow with fine, light head.

Smell is tart with notes of apricot, passiofruit, cedar and some grass.

Taste is tart and a bit oaky with notes of apricot, passionfruit, grass, youghurt and a hint of grapefruit, and grapefruit rindy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, a bit creamy and brightly carbonated.

Overall, a nice little sour. I'm never disappointed by Grimm.
Oct 20, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Sep 13, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by caffeinelogic from New York

Aug 29, 2020
Rated: 4.65 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Aug 28, 2020
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Canned 07/07/20

Great looking fully hazed/clouded chalky dull yellow pour, moderate larger bubble film, collar and minor bits of lacing.

Sweet tropical fruit sniff, with passion fruit, lemon and melon coming to mind.

Sweet tropical fruits, with a just more then mild sour sting....pineapple , lime, yes apricots, assorted stone fruits all chiming in....highly complex and delicious nectar....fine stuff from Grimm...get some
Aug 06, 2020
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Reviewed by pants678 from California

3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
NE hazy with not much foam.

Citric fruit and grain. Lemon candy.

Fruity soda, sorta apricot, sorta orange and sorta bacteria. Not sour and on the very low end of tart -- curbed due to barrel aging? Were I tasting blind, I'd guess 70% NEIPA and 30% sour ale. Very bright, though.

Full bodied, right? Not crisp but no after taste, IMO.
Jul 24, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jul 23, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by allenson21 from New York

Jul 13, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Jun 28, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Oct 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Tkaupp from California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
As summer wanes over here on the west coast, I've begun to push through my supply of "summer" beers. The days grow shorter, and my shelves of sours, fruit ales, saisons, and "juice bombs" slowly dwindle down to a few cans. I discovered this can of "wild ale" sitting in the way back, and having had Peche n' Brett the day before, I decided drinking this would be the logical progression.

It was not.

The scent out of the can was subtle, a spicy sourness with a nose of unripe apricots that seemed distant. The second the beer was poured into my glass, those apricots seemed to disappear. So much for that. The color of the beer was a light orange with zero head. Flavorwise, at the top of the glass there was a bit of sourness, followed by bitter but mild oak on the back end. As soon as that sourness petered out (about a third of the way down) the beer began to display more citrus qualities, namely pithy grapefruit rind, with a lingering acidity that one would expect from fruit, but without the fruit flavor. There was also a green bitterness that reminded me of licking the pit from an unripe stonefruit.

I feel that that at the crux of the flavor/color/scent is a mediocre mimosa, specifically the kind that might be handed to you by a flight attendant, or a dive bartender, or a frat boy. It could easily be a stand-in for a blend of cheap OJ mixed with a pour of bottom shelf champagne that you consume with the hopes of feeling elevated or refined. When you reach the bottom of your can, or tulip glass, or solo cup, I think you'll find that it's difficult to recall what this easily forgettable beer tasted like.
Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by SpaethJam from New York

Aug 10, 2018
Rated: 4.4 by edellefemine from New York

Aug 09, 2018
Rated: 4 by CreightonSM from New York

Aug 05, 2018
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