Candlepower
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
Saison
ABV:
8%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 7.85%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
47
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 11, 2020
Added:
Feb 10, 2017
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  11
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: None
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Fresh pungent herbal sage and pink peppercorns, floral, spicy, farmhouse yeast, banana, apricot, fruity esters, clove, bubblegum, sweet malts with earthy hops
May 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.49 by vfgccp from New York

Apr 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.87 by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

Mar 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Jan 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.7 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

Sep 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Aug 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.51 by ontic from Massachusetts

Jul 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jul 16, 2017
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Rated by cfalls from New York

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
I don't want to drink this everyday. I want a chef to pair it perfectly as part of one of those many-course tasting menus.
Jun 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

May 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

May 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.53 by Aaashhh from New York

May 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by JNPIII127 from New York

May 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.99 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

May 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by BMart from Pennsylvania

May 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Lucoli from New York

May 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.91 by theseventhson from New York

Apr 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.54 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Apr 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Apr 22, 2017
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Reviewed by MMOSNN from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look - hazy golden orange with a white head that dissipates quickly and little to no lacing.
Smell - pretty mild but you get citrus, pepper, and earthy yeast.
Taste - first sip was spectacular; huge citrus, earthy herbs, pepper, and funky yeast rounds it out.
Feel - medium carbonation and body and super smooth.
Apr 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.03 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Apr 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by Hendry from Vermont

Apr 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.39 by JC333 from New York

Apr 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Apr 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On-tap @ Whole Foods Columbus Circle in NYC. Notes from 3/22/2017.

Served in a chalice, it's appearance was slightly hazy with a light amber color. Thick, creamy white head with good retention. Right off the bat, the aroma jumps out at you and begs for a few more whiffs. There are definitely spices in it but I couldn't put my finger on it. [checks phone] It's brewed with pink peppercorns and sage. Oh, that makes sense now! The sage is really prominent in this one and I love it. No hops noticeable and the malt is very mild as well. Peppery and herbal spice carries over to the flavor and creates a drier finish and a fuller body than the base beer would on its own.

A pretty unique beer that I wouldn't crave every day, but I dug it. Definitely glad I had some snacks to munch on while drinking this, otherwise the strong spices but have gotten a little tiresome.
Apr 04, 2017
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Reviewed by TongoRad from New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
If you're wondering if this bears passing resemblance to Saison Du Buff, then wonder no more because it sure as hell does. In it's own way, though, the flavors and aromas here are a bit more restrained and the beer has a touch more finesse. It's certainly herbal, floral and spicy, but I'm wishing for a drier beer overall. The sage is pretty prominent, especially on the nose, but there's also lychee, lavender, vanilla and pepper. The palate is rich and semi-dry, showing quite a bit of fruit in addition- notably pear nectar and sauternes- and there is just enough bitterness to keep the sugar in check. The finish shows a tiny wave of vanilla and peppercorns, and quickly lingers long on white grape must. It's tasty enough and interesting enough, but never quite reaches that 'delicious' level for me
Apr 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.92 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Apr 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Bluecrow from New York

4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Hazy amber tap pour with little visible carbonation. Aroma is flowery with a honey touch. The flavor is saison-yeast with mint, lavender and sage notes. Separating nose and taste is not easy with this one. There is prominent sweetness and a very full, smooth mouthfeel. This is a pleasant concoction.
Apr 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.21 by smithj4 from New York

Mar 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4.12 by edthehead from New York

Mar 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by westyrun from New York

Mar 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by Ltdsaint from North Carolina

Mar 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.6 by gbw5009 from Massachusetts

Mar 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Mar 18, 2017
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dirty gold color. Little head which settles to rim bubbles and a single layer of bubbled foam. Little lace--just a couple of streaks.

Okay, I've never smelled anything like this beer. I say this in a positive way; it's a complex brew featuring lavender, women's perfume and stew meat. I know that sounds like a bad combination, but it truly works well.

The taste is equally confusing for me. i get the lavender and a bit of finishing hop bitterness. This is not a typical farmhouse ale but it has great elements of the style. What is missing is the yeast bite, which is okay by me. The beer is quite complex with multiple tastes that are hard to isolate. It's a mellow farmhouse offering with a peppery finish. The aftertaste is like the finish with a touch of sourness.
Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.22 by probert from New York

Mar 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Mar 10, 2017
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at The Ginger Man in Boston.

Pours a nice, murky light orange.

Smell is really distinct, doesn't smell like anything I've had before. There are hints of pepper and yeast, but my nose mostly gets bubble gum.

The taste is as unique as the smell. Bubble gum is still there, especially up front, but the back end is varied and complex, with a bit of sweetness, pepper and sage.

Great mouthfeel, full bodied and a bit oily.

Grimm has never disappointed me, and I really liked Candlepower. I could see some people hating it though, because it is quite special.
Mar 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.43 by Tim725 from New Jersey

Mar 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by JoeMans from New York

Mar 06, 2017
Candlepower from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 59 ratings