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

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #914
ABV:
5%
Score:
90
Ranked #15,954
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 5.87%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
14
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: Barrel-aged mixed culture golden sour ale with lemongrass, chamomile, and Motueka hops.
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 14
Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -2.2%
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...

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Cube: Cuvee #4 (Lemongrass, Chamomile, And Mouteka) from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 14 ratings