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Super Shine | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
grimmales.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by paulish on 05-18-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,909
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
41
pDev:
7.92%
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0
 
 
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of dadplusbeer
4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucoli
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlvinLin
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CNoj012
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a completely opaque, very cloudy, pale golden yellow color with a two finger, soapy white head. Retention is above average for the style and there is lots of chunky spotted lacing left on the glass.

Smell is very bright and fruity with mango, melon and tangerine being the most prominent. There is also a bit of citrus acidic tartness and oak.

Taste is the same. Very fruity and juicy, but rounded out nicely by the lemon tart flavor. Only about a 3.5 out of 10 on the pucker scale. The touch of oak in the background adds a little bit of complexity as well.

Feel is light and juicy up front with some prickliness on the finish. Light side of moderate carbonation. Very easy drinking.

Overall this is a great beer. Very bright and flavorful, yet nicely balanced. Not my favorite Grimm sour personally, but still very enjoyable.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is exactly the kind of thing these guys do the best. they are really taking the berliner and the gose types to the next level, and this is one of their better ones, although i must admit, it doesnt taste or feel as oaky as some of their others, and i thought the wood aspect here was a bit underdeveloped on the whole, but i dont end up missing it much, as this is so summery and bright and fresh i would hate to have it weighted down by anything like that. it almost has a fresh lemonade complexion to the nose and taste, citrusy for sure from the hops, and its about that tart, not as sour as some of their others, but with a pucker equivalent to a good lemonade, and that really brings the citrus out of the hops for me. its incredibly aromatic and light, pillowy headed and fluffy feeling, dry and well carbonated, hoppy but not bitter at all, and juicy without being messy. this seems more delicate and refined than almost any in its class, and while grimm continues to pump these out, it seems like they are all different enough to stand alone. this was a generous gift from a neighbor, and i am very thankful to have had this. really the essence of summertime in a very complete gose!

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Photo of anon
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swanfungus
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psychgawsple
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 5/2017. Pours moderately hazy pale golden/yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge lightly tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, guava, berry, mango, melon, orange peel, sea salt, brine, oak, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, fruity/acidic yeast, oak, and moderate pale malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge lightly tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, guava, berry, mango, melon, orange peel, sea salt, brine, oak, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tartness; and light herbal/grassy bitterness and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, guava, berry, mango, melon, orange peel, sea salt, brine, oak, pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, bread dough, herbal, floral, grass, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, fruity/acidic yeast, oak, and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from tart/bitter/spiciness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy, fairly acidic/saline, and lightly sticky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is fantastic gose! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, fruity/acidic yeast, oak, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly tart/acidic finish. This is unlike any gose I have had before, but I love it. Insanely vibrant and dank on hops/fruity yeast character; nice solid levels of acidity, oak, and salt; with a balancing pale/wheat malt backbone. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beers-es
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours a cloudy light gold. Smell is super dank with tart fruit. Taste follows, with tart, salty notes per the style. Really interesting and tasty.

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Photo of SFC21
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

may 2017
Light fizzy head, murky pale color

Nose big piney grassy hops, dank resin, earthy oniony, little wheat lemony gose but pretty much drowned out by hops

Taste tart lemony, big lemon grapefruit, cake batter wheat doughy and big vanilla oak, some grassy herbal pine hops, thankfully much less tart the nose, no salt, no coriander like spices.

Mouth is med to light bod, lighter carb

Overall meh, not much for gose aspects, hops destroy the aroma, barrel is interesting as well as the vanilla cake batter.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light, bright, tart. Big fan of the kettle-soured wild ales that Grimm puts out...hell, I'm a big fan of most anything I see from this dynamic duo (even though I've never seen one of their IPAs on a shelf in MA) so I picked this up with Super Spruce being my reference point, which I now know is unfair. Super Spruce is unreal; Super Shine is very good, just short of great. It has the aroma and taste characteristics of both a citrusy ale and a briny weissbier almost right down the middle, meaning it's quite balanced but does neither in a way that's outstanding. Pale yellow with some cloudiness, soft one-notch head that fades. Fizzy carbonation kisses the lips upon first sip. Light, tart, salty with an air of lemon, brine, greek yogurt culture and green apple. Effervescent and refreshing, it's at its best being sipped in the heat of the day but falls short of the lofty expectations set by the brewer.

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Super Shine from Grimm Artisanal Ales
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