Liquid Crystal
Grimm Artisanal Ales

Liquid CrystalLiquid Crystal
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
Saison
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 8.08%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
52
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 29, 2020
Added:
Mar 11, 2016
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  18
SCORE
88
Very Good
Liquid CrystalLiquid Crystal
Notes: A delicate, light-bodied farmhouse ale featuring Azacca hops. Hoppy, funky, crisp, fruity, dry, refreshing. Collaboration with Flagship Brewing Co.

Liquid Crystal is a delicate, light-bodied farmhouse ale brewed with our friends at Flagship Brewing Co on Staten Island. It is saturated with a blend of west coast hops prominently featuring Azacca. Brewed to marry complexity with maximum slammability: hoppy, funky, crisp, fruity, dry, refreshing. RIYL la vermontoise, apex predator, grizzaca.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Photo of StoutElk_92
Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
May 2017 old bottle

Pours bright amber gold with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells floral and spicy, hoppy with some orchard fruit notes, tropical fruit, apple, papaya, pineapple, citrus, apricot, banana, black peppery spice, honey cereal grain malts, wildflowers, and floral earthy herbal grass. Tastes like caramelized honey cereal grain malts, grapefruity citrus, papaya, pineapple, apricot, apple, banana, black pepper spice, wildflowers, with floral earthy herbal grassy notes. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and crisp with smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a nice farmhouse pale ale.
Jul 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.39 by SkeletonBitch from New York

Jul 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.32 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Nov 20, 2017
Photo of spinrsx
Rated by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle thanks to Kevin
Sep 11, 2017
Photo of mafrick17
Reviewed by mafrick17 from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a tulip from a bottle dated May 2017.
Look - A nice crystal clear straw color with ample head that lingers for a while and leaves behinds a generous amount of lacing. Lots of carbonation allow bubbles to continuously rise from the bottom of the glass.
Smell - Very nice aroma with hints of citrus, spicy hops, and malt
Taste - A lot of floral flavors with some spice and a considerable amount of yeast.
Feel - After a nice upfront taste, leaves a sharp bitter taste in your mouth.
Overall - A decent Saison, certainly not the best offering that I have had from Grimm, but a nice summer drink.
Jul 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.81 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jul 23, 2017
Photo of brureview
Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured a light apricot color with a 4 finger head in a Mikasa tulip.
Excellent head retention.

Very floral aroma, sweet, fruit- very different. Azacca hops bring out unique flavors.

Slightly tart MF. Spicy.

The taste follows the aroma: fruit, spicy, and licorice.

Spicy, hoppy finish.

Quite unique approach to a Farmhouse Ale. Grimm is the "different drummer" brewery. Great beers. 45-50° to bring out the best in flavor.
Jul 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Aisha from Massachusetts

Jul 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jul 03, 2017
Photo of FriedSlug
Reviewed by FriedSlug from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A bright yellow, mostly clear beer with a fluffy white head that hangs around quite a while and leaves gobs of lacing behind. Smells like a Belgian with some banana and clove components. There is also a bit of sweetness, lemon and spicy hops in the nose. Tastes pleasant with the banana, clove and pepper flavors with some lemon and yeastiness. Ended bitter but not lingering. This was a decent and enjoyable brew.
Jul 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Jul 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jul 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.62 by BubbleBobble from New York

Jun 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.52 by probert from New York

Jun 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by trxxpaxxs from New York

Jun 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.84 by Nucleosynthesis from Massachusetts

Jun 22, 2017
Photo of hman43
Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours yellow with an off white head. Head retention is good with some Belgian lace. There is good clarity.

Smell: The aromas are feature with earthly elements, citrus and lemon. The lemon is the most prominent of the aromas. There are some background notes of spice.

Taste: Lemon, citrus, and orange are the initial flavors. The earthly elements are low in the background. There are some low spicy elements. There are low levels of grain in the background.

Feel: It has a light feel to it with a citrus aftertaste that is ever so slightly tart in the finish.

Overall, it doesn't have the funky elements that most farmhouse ales have, but it has a very tasty lemon, orange and citrus element to it.
Jun 21, 2017
Photo of VelvetExtract
Reviewed by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.17/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Bottle. A messy farmhouse whatever-it-is. Cool bottle art. Pastels! The beer was too musty and immediately sharp. The aroma gave me warning. Really not happy giving a brewery I usually enjoy $10 for a goddamn dud.
Jun 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.08 by dental from Massachusetts

Jun 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Philcassella from North Carolina

Jun 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.99 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Jun 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by JNPIII127 from New York

Jun 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by Wesmaze from New York

Jun 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by gbw5009 from Massachusetts

May 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by westyrun from New York

May 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

May 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by fx20736 from New York

May 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.79 by TheElectricOne from Rhode Island

May 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.18 by Probins13 from North Carolina

May 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.35 by festizio from California

May 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by oline73 from Maryland

May 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.42 by SadMachine from New Jersey

May 25, 2017
Photo of SebastianOwl
Rated by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
My bottle is dated May 2017 and is listed at 5.5% ABV
May 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.26 by stevehagy from New York

May 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.82 by tobelerone from New Jersey

May 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.26 by ER527 from New York

May 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by srw from Virginia

May 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by Dmbphoenix from New York

May 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by SpinSamzo from New York

May 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.14 by kuishinbo_tantei from New York

May 14, 2017
Liquid Crystal from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 62 ratings