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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #514
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,563
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 8.14%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
106
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 12, 2023
Added:
Dec 20, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  17
As our friend Yvan De Baets writes, farmhouse ales were "either sour or very bitter." This is the latter -- a bitterly refreshing, eurocentric farmhouse ale produced by step mashing a 100% pilsner grist and hopping heavily with Hallertau Hersbrucker and Tettnang.
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Canned 9/11/23; drank 10/11/23 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange/yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge white head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lacing remained.

Banana, soft wheat & faint orange peel notes in the nose.

Chewy, medium mouthfeel.

Banana & mild orange peel flavors up front; dry wheat & faint lemon notes on the finish.

Hefeweizen vibes here, to my stunted palate. It's substantial but a bit dry overall; decent, but not one I'll seek out again.
Oct 12, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Jul 11, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Apr 03, 2022
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Rated by Jack_Tierney

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Standard light color. Transparent. Sweetness to the taste and smell. Very drinkable.
Oct 22, 2021
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Well,I like this beer and I think it is a bit underrated.

I picked up a can at Appalachian Vintners in Asheville a couple weeks ago. Poured into a tulip glass, bright cloudy yellow color with nice fluffy white head and and great curtain lacing. Sweet apple and pear smell and taste, almost like a tripel. Peppery with cinnamon and some earthy funk. Some sweet peaches as well. Smooth pleasant feel, very easy to drink. I would definitely get it again.
Aug 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by InfernoBoss from California

May 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by mltobin from Connecticut

Dec 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.33 by caffeinelogic from New York

Aug 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.32 by hoponit from New York

Aug 21, 2020
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a pale jelly, appropriate head. Minimal aroma, nondescript. Flavor is fairly sweet, very good malty flavor, I get some banana, sweet honey on the finish with a touch of bitterness. Carbonation is appropriate. Overall it is ok.

8/14/20
500 ml bottle
4 rating
Aug 14, 2020
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a fairly clear pale yellow with a massive head of foam.

Smell is yeasty and crisp with notes of apples, pears white pepper and a hint of banana.

Taste is crisp and peppery with a solid bitterness. Notes of apples, pears, yeast, banana and peach.

Mouthfeel is medium, with sparkling carbonation.
Jan 14, 2020
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.31/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Light yellow, mild cloudy, small head fades quick to just lacing, decent retention.

Mild esters

Fruit esters, pear, baking soda, white grape. Lime.

Sharp bite, excellent carbonation.
Sep 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Sep 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Sep 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.41 by bubseymour from Maryland

Sep 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Aug 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by BerryKumquat from California

Aug 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.84 by ThatAmateurBeerDrinker from New York

Apr 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by elamb106 from New York

Sep 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by StoutBoi from New York

Aug 24, 2018
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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 106 ratings