Purple Prose | 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): 5.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blackcurrant & raspberry sour

Added by ThatsThatDude on 10-06-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
194
pDev:
7.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
37
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 194 |  Reviews: 30
Reviews by TypsiYpsi:
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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of rudzud
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy reddish purple with a fizzy white head that fades to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of nice berries, good berry seeds, fair amount of vinegar too.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, fair amour of berry jam, good berry seed too.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, good acidity.

O - Overall this beer was solid, nice berry notes. Good raspberries too. Solid offering.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbryan5
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Deep red, pink, and purple with a pink head.
S- Fruit, raspberries, and some funk.The oak is also surprisingly present.
T- Same as the nose. I really enjoy the oak because I can actually pick up on it.
M- Medium carb. Slightly drying.
D- A very well done and super drinkable AWA. Impressed with every Grimm beer I have had.

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Photo of dandaugherty1221
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mangbus
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ace1117
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bugs318
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of earlholman
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of markcp
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle. Bright purple. Smells of currants and musty berries. Brett. Tastes tart up front. Intense berry tartness drops off quickly. Bretty. Oaky. A touch vegetal and minerally in the back end. Medium body. I didn't like it at first, but got better as I drank it.

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Photo of beergorrilla
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrewZ926
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep pink body, very active carbonation. Strong smell of berries, taste is tart, but not super sour. Intense raspberry seed flavor, very dry. Really great fruit profile.

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Photo of rjp217
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChipChaight
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArtZan
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of logicalparadox
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Purple Prose from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 194 ratings
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