Liquid Crystal
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #638
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,974
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 8.04%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
62
From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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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.
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 62 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by mafrick17:
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mafrick17 from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
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
More User Reviews:
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hoponit from New York

4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 26, 2016
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 03, 2017
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Billolick from New York

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 12, 2017
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 02, 2017
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WeisGuy from New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 25, 2016
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dar482 from New York

4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a deep gold color.

The aroma offers fruitiness, spice, crackery malt, lemon, floral.

The beer follows with the fruitiness of more lemon peel, a herbal and peppery spice with a white bready malt in the middle as the beer ends with a grassy bitterness.

A well balanced hop forward farmhouse ale as advertised with the funk not quite being there, but the crisp, fruity, dry, and refreshing all present.

Mar 31, 2016
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stevehagy from New York

4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 21, 2017
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DrinkSlurm from New York

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 07, 2016
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 23, 2017
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fx20736 from New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 28, 2017
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oline73 from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 25, 2017
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smithj4 from New York

4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 05, 2016
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.17/5  rDev -20.4%
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
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trxxpaxxs from New York

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 22, 2017
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spinrsx from Canada (ON)

3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle thanks to Kevin

Sep 11, 2017
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vfgccp from New York

4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 27, 2016
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tobelerone from New Jersey

3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

May 21, 2017
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SadMachine from New Jersey

3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 25, 2017
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
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
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%
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
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Aisha from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 08, 2017
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srw from Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

May 18, 2017
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Dmbphoenix from New York

4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 18, 2017
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BubbleBobble from New York

3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jun 29, 2017
Liquid Crystal from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 62 ratings