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Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
Berliner Weisse
ABV:
4%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 6.34%
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
155
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 26, 2020
Added:
Sep 07, 2016
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  24
Passionfruit berliner, oak conditioned and dry hopped with hallertau blanc and el dorado.
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Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Sep 26, 2020
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
September 2016 bottle

Pours yellow gold wth a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like intense tart fruity juicy tropical passionfruit, some lemony citrus, fresh oak, wheat malt, with some floral earthy grassy hops. Tastes like tart sour lemon, tropical intense seedy passionfruit, citrus pith, crackery wheat, some toasty hay, fresh oak, with floral earthy grassy herbal hops. Feels lighter medium bodied, creamy with smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a nice Berliner weisse brewed with passionfruit, conditioned on oak and dry-hopped with Tettnanger.
Jul 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

Mar 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by ThatAmateurBeerDrinker from New York

Apr 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

Jan 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.3 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Jan 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by Delli555 from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2018
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Grimm in Brooklyn.

Pours a semi clear golden yeallow with a thick cap of frothy head.

Smell is tart and absolutely dominated by the passionfruit. Some notes of oak, lime and sulphur manage to claw their way through the mist of fruit.

Taste is uncompromising in the pursuit of passion(fruit). Soft acidity along with supporting notes of lime,grass and sulphur elevate the fruit and still balances it out a bit.

Mouthfeel is medium with sparkling carbonation.

Overall, a terrific Berliner that manages to avoid being one dimensional despite the amount of passionfruit.
Dec 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Nov 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by eddiefl from New York

Nov 07, 2018
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

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.
Oct 28, 2018
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Reviewed by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

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.
Oct 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by Xxambersky89 from New York

Oct 18, 2018
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

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.
Sep 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by vfgccp from New York

Apr 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by kvgomps from New Jersey

Feb 14, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

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.
Jan 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by TylerJ from Iowa

Jan 13, 2018
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

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.
Jan 12, 2018
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

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.
Aug 28, 2017
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