Future Perfect | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Berliner with Blueberries, Blackberries, and Oak. A delightfully balanced, tart and fruity berliner. Delicately dry hopped with German Tettnang and Huell Melon. Complex yet smashable with flavors of black fruit and spicy oak tannins.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 04-25-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
194
pDev:
6.51%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
36
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 194 |  Reviews: 33
Reviews by mrchrisray:
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4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of CNoj012
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a cloudy deep purple color with a light pink fizzy head that dissipates almost immediately and leaves no lacing behind. Smell is blackberry, blueberry, tart lemon, grape and a hint of red wine. Taste is the same. Quite tart but not sour. A touch of oak on the finish. Feel is light and highly carbonated. Overall an awesome beer. Right on par with Super Spruce. If Grimm put this in 4pk 16oz cans I would buy the shit out of it (well, I would buy the shit out of my 2 can limit).

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Photo of OrangeMen
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 release
Consumed fresh, same month as bottled

Appearance- Pours a ruby, deep purplish color, hazy. Half finger thick, pinkish colored head, fizzy. Some spotty head lacing on glass.

Aroma- Fleshy and sweet berry fruits. Juicy blackberries, blueberries, strawberries. Slight tartness and oak.

Taste- Tart berry fruits. Tartness is pretty mild, as there is a lot of juicy sweetness as well. Mainly blackberries, blueberries, and some strawberry and crisp melon. Oak on the finish, bit of spice, soft fading creaminess.

Feel- Mild tartness, extremely crisp and clean, refreshing, and slightly creamy finish. Moderate carbonation.

Overall- Fruits smell and taste incredibly fresh and raw. Explodes with an awesome juiciness and sweetness, combined with the tartness. Extremely drinkable, refreshing.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy deep cranberry juice red in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint purplish red wine highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy foamy pink head that reduces to a large patch of mottled thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly tart blackberries + blueberries with light aromas of slightly sour wheat + grainy malts.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of slightly sour wheat and grainy malts with a touch of sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of very tart blackberries with light to moderate flavors of blueberries. Hints of lime citrus. Overall this has a light to moderate amount of lingering tartness.

M: Light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Very enjoyable, especially if you really like fresh blackberries and blueberries that are a little more on the tart than sweet side. Refreshing and easy to drink. Not overly tart or sour but really great berry presence.

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Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives hazy and the color of cranberry juice; modest, pinkish head and some spots of lacing.

Smell: Berry fruit tones, featuring the blackberries and blueberries; hints of tartness

Taste: Moderately tart, with the blackberry and blueberry flavors coming through; a hint of underlying sweetness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Drinkable and refreshing but the flavors are a bit muted compared to my expectations

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 2015 bottle served cold in a teku

Appearance: wonder bottle artwork here. The beer poured a bright purple with tons of red poking through. The billowy head was a beautiful lavender that sank to a small rum of white foam.

Nose: lacto sour, lemony, spicy quality, very fruit forward with tons of berry character

Taste: crazy crushable beer here. That berry flavor continues and starts with Blackberries and finishes with the blue berries, mildly tart with some citrus character. There is a bit of astringency lke from berry seeds. Delicious. Semi creamy acidic mouthfeel. No oak character to me.

Overall: beautiful take on a classic style. Grimm is killing it in the sour category

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Photo of MadScientist
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A very fruity aroma that smell much like passion fruit, but once you notice the blackberries and blueberries the melon-like hop character becomes apparent along with some herbal and tea-like notes. A firm tart aroma with hint of barrel character.

The flavor matches the nose with the berry flavors dominating but closely followed by a moderate tartness and some herbal hops flavors. Having almost no sweetness and lightly bitter, the balance is fairly tart. The finish is dry with a fruity aftertaste.

I love the interplay of fruit, hops and tartness. If this had been done over a Lambic I think it would be close to perfection.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A gorgeous pour. Pink and purple. Great aroma of tart berries and a little musty oak. Drinks incredibly easy and it is too overly tart on the palate. Another stellar beer from Grimm.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcorn
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakerLou
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JC333
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwkdmk
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avas
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KrissyKat6
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fruity, tart, tastes of blackberries

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Photo of dbthom123
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schinebd
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bittle poured into snifter

A: Beautiful red berry colored body with pretty good clarity, nice soapy reddish tinted head.

S: Lots of berry in the nose with a little oak.

T: Raspberries and bluberries burt onto your yongue with a lightly tart finish followed by some nice oak notes

M: Well carbonated makes this beer feel fuller than I think it otherwise would be

O: Amazing beer the berries in this really come through well which doesn't always happen in fruit beers unless they are sickly sweet. I have not had any of Grimm's IPAs yet, but Zi have never had a sour by them that was less than exceptional.

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Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgator3
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KensWorld
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Future Perfect from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 194 ratings