Cube: Cuvee #4 - Lemongrass, Chamomile, And Mouteka
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #1,027
ABV:
5%
Score:
90
Ranked #16,493
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 5.64%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
15
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: Barrel-aged mixed culture golden sour ale with lemongrass, chamomile, and Motueka hops.
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Gajo74 from New York

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Dive Bar, NYC.

Pours a slightly cloudy golden color. A wisp of a head, more like a thin layer of film, quickly dissipates. It yields a thin ring of lacing.

The aroma is tart and funky with notes of fruit. Fruity aromas of berries, peach, and green apples are complimented by notes of oak and wood. Throughout, there is a vinegar and dry cider like quality. There is also a subtle malt sweetness, as well as a soapy and floral like aroma that develops midway.

The taste is very tart and mouth puckering with notes of lemon, lime and funky oak opening things up. Complex overall, other flavors soon develop including grapefruit, peach, kiwi, grass, peppery spices and bitter tea leaves. Vinous and cider like with notes of white grape, green apples, and white wine vinegar.

Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation and acidic mouthfeel. The wheat malt provides a bit of softness to counteract the acidic twang. The finish is bone dry, long and mouth puckering in its tartness.

An elegantly crafted and refreshing sour by a great brewery. I enjoyed it.

Mar 11, 2020
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i liked 4 better than 3, this seems to have quite a bit more woody maturity and developed funk to it, and the lemongrass and herbs and hops really make it something quite distinct, despite them being rather subtle as individuals in this one. a pale and hazy brew, some decent head from the tap but tons of bubbles. aroma is fresh and herbal on one hand, but then sort of rich and earthy from the barrel aged aspect of the blend on the other. there is a lot going on here, white grape and winey notes, green tea and bitter earthiness, amazingly fresh lemongrass and new zealand hops too, juicy but more in the finish than anywhere else. i find the sourness about medium, some bretty weirdness too, clean enough in the finish, puckery but not caustic, some peach or apricot note to this as well wrapped up in all the acidity. im not totally sure what this cube project is about, are they starting with the same base beer in these blends or what? it thought the added ingredients in here freshened it up and made it quite a bit more lively and interesting than the number 3, but these are not the best of the grimm sours in my opinion...

Sep 05, 2017
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a clear dirty straw yellow, with basically no head, and no lacing.

This smells like chamomile, hay, funky grassiness, lime, sour lemon, etc.

This is pretty acidic and lemony, but fairly delicious, with lots of herbal and grassy flavors, I definitely get the chamomile. It's definitely a tiny bit thin, but the flavors are nice.

This is light bodied and thin, but pretty crisp, with a good level of carbonation.

This is not the best of the series- but it's definitely well made. A little bit more body and it would be great.

Apr 22, 2017
Cube: Cuvee #4 - Lemongrass, Chamomile, And Mouteka from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 15 ratings