Super Spruce | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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4.22/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
grimmales.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
dry-hopped gose w/ spruce tips.

Added by Jason on 12-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,405
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
292
pDev:
7.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of KensWorld
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ristaccia
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peterpunk15
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Juicy, tart orange-lemon. The pine/spruce/resin complex is actually very mild compared to my expectations. Granted, those said expectations were formed by drinking Foley Bros. Spruce Session, which was like drinking herbal tea made exclusively with spruce.

In short, it doesn't really love up to its spruce name although the flavor. light, citrusy, and refreshing. Also, I dearly crave something salt-like in my gose, which this also lacks.

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Photo of Allurex
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScubaLeon
4.76/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gabrielcolom
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CreightonSM
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ER527
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dudd
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of worldkrysis
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.61/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Completely opaque pale yellow. A thin tiny white head is produced, but barely lasts and only makes spotty lacing.

S: Pine, mint, sour mango, pineapple, lemon, lime, orange, oak, vanilla.

T: Pineapple, peach, lemon, mango, pine, mint, cracker malt, oak, vanilla, grapefruit.

F: Light, but super creamy for 4.7%. Refreshing, moderately carbonated.

O: An awesome gose! Very unique.

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Photo of jlindros
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light fuzzy head, little lacing, murky lemony pear colour

Nose tart lemony weird rye like wheat tart thing, huge spruce, piney, little spice like coriander as almost seawe'd like

Taste tart lemony briny like seaweed water too, creamy wheat, loads of coriander, little bitter spruce tip hint pine like but more fruity spruce, herbal

Mouth is med to lighter bod little creamy, little acidity

Overall eh, not too bad though, spruce was better than I thought it would be, gose was ok, but other weird characters

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Photo of timmy2b
3.43/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle split with a friend. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small amount of visible carbonation. Pine scent in the initial nose. When cold pine was present and the beer was slightly tart with a hint of grapefruit. The carbonation remains, but the tartness takes over in a powerful way as this beer warms. Was not a fan of this after it warmed up as the amount of pine/spruce from the name was not present in the end.

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Photo of jwent91
3.66/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of festizio
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer poured straw yellow in color with a bright and fluffy white head.

Smell - The nose demonstrated spruce and pine.

Taste - At the front, the peppery spruce really jumps out. Notes of lemon, grapefruit, and citrus follow. There are hints of gose salt before a dry oak aftertaste

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is assertive, brushing away the sweetness in favor of the dry aftertaste.

Overall - This is one of my favorite spruce beers.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ontic
4.62/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a hazy yellow color with a nice transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a rapid pace to fill a slim quarter finger’s worth of white foamy head. Spotty messy lacing sticks to the glass nicely. The smell starts off with a sharp crisp sweet citrus bumping into the spruce. Leans more toward the lemon as it warms up. The taste was mainly the same but ends up lacking a bit on the salt content. Mild sour lemon aftertaste leads into a quick dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed to hit appropriately. Sourness hits dryly on my tongue. Overall, this was a pretty good gose though the saltiness seems to be lacking a bit. I like the spruce idea. I could see myself coming back to this preferably in the Summer.

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Photo of drummerdwzp
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkJP6
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Super Spruce from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 292 ratings