Super Shine
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
Leipzig Gose
Ranked #77
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,595
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 7.07%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
59
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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Super ShineSuper Shine
Notes: Style: Dry-Hopped Gose Conditioned on Oak
Acidity: Medium
Color: Hazy Yellow

Super Shine is summer. Mosaic and Azacca hops, subtle salinity and oak character, and refreshing lemonade tartness. This is a crusher for sure.
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 59
Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A hoppy gose. . . Tropical, bitter, musky aroma. . . Bitter pine upfront followed by a mango, sour orange and peach flavor. . . Salt / Sea Brine notes come into play only at the end, in more of a supportive role on the finish rather than taking center stage

Weight is light, texture is crisp and moderately bubbly. The beer drinks easy.

Not unpleasant, but very "tropical" and IPA like for the style. Can't say I prefer it to a more traditional rendition of a Gose.

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

A: Poured into a tulip to a light straw yellow that's a little hazy topped by a dense two finger white head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with some lacing
S: Smells of nice dry hopped citrus rind notes, some light sourness, a touch of oak and some slight sharpness
T: Taste is nice citrus rind up front with some grapefruit juice notes as well. Nice light sourness throughout the drink too. Hints of salt and some slight cracker malt to provide some balance every now and then. Swallow is more light sourness, some oak, a little salt and some lingering citrus juice.
M: This beer is fairly light in body with a nice feel on the palate. It is not watery but is close to that point. Carbonation is present and effervescent while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this one is really nice. I like what the dry hopped flavors do to the beer and this beer has some great balance to it. Nice and tart but not super sour with enough other stuff going on to keep it interesting even at the low ABV. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle at Ryan and Caseys in Greenfield. Appearance is a murky straw yellow with no head. Lemon zest aromas were sensed with some metallic florals. Bitter and salty taste but nothing so overwhelming to make it unpleasant. Nice carbonation. Overall, good aromas and mouthfeel.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a pale yellow color ale with a nice white foamy head. Aroma of tropical fruit with nice hoppy undertones and delicate tart notes. Taste is also a nice mix between some tropical fruit notes with nice hoppy undertones and delicate tart notes. Body is about average with nice level of carbonation. Nice level of complexities with great amount of drinkability.

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Photo of Delli555
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden turning to straw color upon pour with an effervescent lighter head dissipating quickly into mildly citrus notes opaquely grounded into the slightly tart but smooth taste of the Grimm Gose, one of their signature profiles, encapsulated by nutty oak notes.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
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 StonedTrippin
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
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 superspak
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
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 Beers-es
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
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 jlindros
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
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 -6.6%
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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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.16/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a stange, the appearance was a hazy yellow color with a fingers worth of white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Not much lace, somewhat sliding. The aroma had some sour lemons, lactic/funk, slight dried grass/hay, slight salt and a touch of dried earthy to woodiness underneath. The flavor was semi-sour with some funk and tartness. Salt embraces the background. Aftertaste was somewhat spritzy with a drawing floral quality right before the finish. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Overall, more of just a sour ale, as I didnt get the wheaty portion in it. Yes, the salt level is there, but the wheat, we need the soured wheaty portion in this, Grimm, just saying.

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Photo of Monkey-D-Luffy
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bought warm and chilled to 40F - bottle dated "May 2017" - poured into a tulip glass

L - Pours a beautiful platinum hazy yellow with a fragile 1 finger head on a semi-aggressive pour. The head dissipates quickly and doesn't leave a trace of lacing as it goes down.

S - Grapefruit and tart on the nose, with a whiff of berry and oak.

T - The initial tart and delightful grapefruit gives way to a slight oak and lingering subtle sweetness.

F - Very fine and delicate carbonation, with a light mouthfeel.

O - I'm in love. Easily one of the finest beers I've ever had the pleasure of drinking. This is not your typical gose style sour, this is what a mimosa wishes it could be. Easily approachable for an untrained palate and delightful for those that are. Tart grapefruit giving way to a slight oak and a lingering subtle sweetness. This is grace, and class and elegance as it playfully slips along your tongue with incredibly fine and delicate carbonation.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.03/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It tastes like some kind of a flat Izze citrus and ruby red grapefruit drink that somebody dry-hopped. It tastes good, but only marginally like a beer, let alone a gose. Grimm's hoppy offerings are world class, but their goses and most sours are criminally overrated.

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Super Shine from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 59 ratings