Present Perfect | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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4.26/5
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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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Passionfruit berliner, oak conditioned and dry hopped with hallertau blanc and el dorado.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 09-07-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,711
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
147
pDev:
6.57%
 
 
Wants:
5
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Ratings: 147 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eddiefl
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge white frothy head - with excellent retention - atop a pale golden and hazy body.

Tart and fruity nose from the pour, along with a strong musty funk. Lemon, passion fruit, star fruit, sour milk, wheat, overripe peaches.

Immediately sour on the palate: kumquat, lemon, star fruit, passion fruit, dragon fruit, lighter tones of berries, musty funk.

Smooth and very drinkable. Lively.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - 2-finger bright white head atop a translucent yellow body.

S - you smell this from a mile away. Cheese, funk, passionfruit.

T - passionfruit followed by huge funk. Cheesy brett with a lot of sulfur and some faint wood. Moderately tart and slightly sour. No bitterness. Low sweetness. No booziness.

F - light body with high carb.

O - one of the more aggressive berliners I’ve tried. Tons of flavor for the low abv. But it’s a bit on the crazy side.

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Photo of Xxambersky89
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Great color. Excellent head retention. Nose is real cheesy. I get passion fruit, lemon zest, rotting wood, a touch of sulfur and an almost metallic tartness. Beer opens sweet and tart passion fruit. The fruit presence is big but it almost tastes like there's an artificial sweetener in here. More watery towards the middle with some wet wood, a touch of metallic bitterness and more robust passion fruit juice. Puckering on the finish with a lively, zesty tartness in the aftertaste. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and foamy in the mouth and goes down sparkling, crisp and puckering. Messy, lingering finish.

Overall, this is solid. But I don't understand the move towards dry-hopping berliners. It adds an almost metallic, odd tartness that's not really balanced with, or complement the tartness present. Maybe that's just me.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 9/2016. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy passionfruit, fruit skin, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, green apple, citrus zest, hay, straw, grass, oak, pepper, wheat, cracker, musty/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, fruity hops, passionfruit, oak, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy passionfruit, fruit skin, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, green apple, citrus zest, hay, straw, grass, oak, pepper, wheat, cracker, musty/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang; and light yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy passionfruit, fruit skin, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, green apple, citrus zest, hay, straw, grass, oak, pepper, wheat, cracker, musty/lacto funk and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, fruity hops, passionfruit, oak, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from tartness, tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately grainy/sticky/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is a fantastic fruited Berliner weisse! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, fruity hops, passionfruit, oak, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; with the modestly lactic/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Very flavorful for the low ABV. The balance between fruity hops, passionfruit, oak, Lacto, and pale/wheat malts is damn near perfect. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example.

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Photo of TylerJ
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale gold (4) pour; quick, fizzy white head; first pour had excellent clarity; second half of bottle was somewhat cloudy;some cap retention dwindles to a thin ring leaving a few spots, then no lace. Aromas of rhubarb and passion fruit with perfumy floral hops nose. Tart fruit, passion fruit, sour green apples; lite bitter floral hop middle; sour fruit on backend. Highly carbonated, bubbly like champagne; dry, clean crisp finish. Overall outstanding; tart fruit linger with lasting effervescence; super easy drinking.

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Photo of emerge077
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale bright gold with a billowing head of foam and spotty lacing.
Aroma of passionfruit, juicy funky tart fruit.
Big passionfruit taste, juicy and puckering. An herbal note in the background from the dry hop.
Tart and crisp, verges on sour. Light, juicy, and refreshing. Fruity aftertaste.
It certainly delivers what it advertises, and if it's almost a year old, it's held up very well.

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Photo of ConradKenney
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kmoen
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of REVZEB
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Budlum
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip from a 22oz bomber.

Appearance: Very cloudy orange tinted gold which has an opaque feel to the brew. Head is white coming off just about two finger's length off the body.

Smell: Sweet banana and berries which literally feels like a toasted fruit punch.

Taste: Sweet lemonade and Berries...yes the passion fruit is there but the yeast gives it a slight punch.

Mouth: Medium carbonation but impressingly sticky. Sweet fruits at the end definitely refreshing.

Overall: nice pick up which was a bit pricey but well worth it when you're sharing it with people you love. Worth grabbing and hold it for a hot summer day.

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Photo of N1Nkasi
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

grimm is doing these oak aged and dry hoped berliner and gose types better than anyone else right now, fruit aside, and this is another great one. the sourness is mellow so its a high volume refresher for me, and its on a perfect pitch with the natural tartness of the passion fruit, which really resonates with me here, i love that balance and duality of taste and texture, amazing. there is the right amount of new oak on this to round the edges, soften it a little, and to add a dimension to a style of beer that has been trending toward less complex all the time lately it seems. the dry hopping is awesome, super clear picture of el dorado, and its great in this context, nice with the hallertau blanc too, delicate for being so flavorful. the passion fruit has a little sweetness, and it seems real to me, genuine, and it also adds a fleshy sort of body to this, like there is more juicy weight to this than their is from the grain, which is super light here. i dig that! nice carbonation, tangy and sweet alike in the finish, hoppy without any bitterness, and softly woody like a quick rested white wine. really impressive specimen! incredibly unique in this style, not too fruity for me, although i could hear that as a critique from some... love this!

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Photo of bgold86
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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