Cube: Cuvee #1
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 6.08%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
30
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 26, 2017
Added:
Jun 27, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  5
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: Cube Cuvée #1 represents the first in a new series of beers for us. Two years ago, we began stashing beers away in barrels to use in the production of blended sour beers that would include significant aging character. We finally have enough of these old barrels that we can begin to include them in blends. For this first release, we have selected barrels of 16 month old brown sour ale and 4 month old golden sour. Something in the ballpark of a Flemish Red, CC1 is refermented in the keg for a soft carb, and shows beautifully balanced dried fruit notes and a complex, oaky tartness. Draft only, for now.
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Rated: 4.1 by liamt07 from Canada (ON)

Sep 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.14 by smithj4 from New York

May 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.46 by probert from New York

May 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by jaydoc from Kansas

Apr 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.2 by loganburgh from Michigan

Jan 16, 2017
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Reviewed by Unworthy_Unconsciousness from Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Cultivate coffee and tap house. Appearance has short-lived off white head atop a reddish-orange beer. Not much aroma but a little tart and barrel character. Taste is initially acidic and woody then finishes with bright fruit and refreshing tartness. Would get again.
Jan 14, 2017
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Reviewed by craftaholic from New York

3.16/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Wasn't my favorite Grimm but it also isn't my favorite style so I rated the best I could based on style. Could drink but would choose other options if allowed
Jan 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by FightinIrish88 from New Jersey

Dec 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by spycow from Illinois

Dec 17, 2016
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Reviewed by c_tails from New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
had on tap at Proletariat / NYC

poured into Teku glass

smell - raisiny, dried fruit, slight oak

taste - so well balanced. rich tasting but light, soft bubbly mouthfeel. mildly sour but a hint of sweetness. the flavors are deep, dried fruit, cherries, raisin, dried apricot but with a light acidity. refreshing and smooth.

loved it, don't see it very often but wouldn't pass up the chance to drink it again.
Dec 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Nov 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by BubbleBobble from New York

Nov 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.03 by kuishinbo_tantei from New York

Nov 18, 2016
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

3.46/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
On-draught @ The Ginger Man NYC.

Leathery. Plum-emphatic. Chewy.

High B- / WORTHY
Nov 04, 2016
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Reviewed by mdfb79 from New York

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dark brown color.
Lot more chocolate and dark fruits than I was expecting, nice cherries. Nose a little lighter but taste is good. Medium body, very smooth.
Nov 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by JamLand from District of Columbia

Nov 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.03 by schinebd from Massachusetts

Nov 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.31 by Jkolls from Ohio

Oct 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by mig100 from Texas

Oct 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by JoeMans from New York

Oct 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Oct 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.88 by deonreds from New York

Sep 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.91 by Baab200 from New York

Sep 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.27 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Sep 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by AlvinLin from New York

Sep 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.14 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Sep 07, 2016
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
32oz growler from Beershop NYC on the UWS
Pours an opaque rusty reddish brown with limited white head, smells like dates and raisons with slightly tart/boozy/woody characters, like muted mulch basically, taste is a mild sour red grape tartness with a warming red wine tannic booziness, finishes with a dry and light roasted coffee/ dark chocolate bitterness, very low carbonation. A nice mulchy roasted red wine of a sour.
Aug 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by vfgccp from New York

Aug 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.28 by mmoriarty from Rhode Island

Aug 23, 2016
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Reviewed by dar482 from New York

4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
The flavor offers tart lemon and unripen red grapes up front, maraschino cherries, rounding oak throughout, medium minus mouthfeel with a very gentle carbonation. Very much Grimm's interpretation of Flanders Red.
Aug 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.26 by alucard from New York

Aug 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Skellbop from New York

Aug 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.17 by WeisGuy from New York

Aug 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.32 by brbrocc from New York

Aug 19, 2016
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Swillburger/The Playhouse in Rochester, NY.

This one pours an almost still looking light, murky brown, with a very small head, and no lacing.

Smells a little vinegary at first, but as it warms up, you get some nice toffee, tobacco, dark cherry, and lactic aromas.

Served cold from the tap, I wasn't incredibly impressed with this one. When it warmed up, however, it got pretty fantastic. There's a really great malt backbone to this one, some tobacco, dark fruit, black berry, toffee, and a sort of leathery funk that I really dig. It's pretty acidic but not overly so. The 16 month brown sour portion of the blend comes through much more strongly than the 4 month old blonde sour.

This is lighter bodied, with a soft, lower level of carbonation.

This was a cool little beer, and I can't wait to see what else this series brings.
Aug 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by TomMorris from Connecticut

Aug 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by nyrblue2 from New York

Aug 13, 2016
Cube: Cuvee #1 from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 37 ratings