Blueberry Pop!
Grimm Artisanal Ales

Blueberry Pop!Blueberry Pop!
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Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #179
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,959
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 6.42%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
89
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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Blueberry Pop!Blueberry Pop!
Notes: Blueberry Pop! is a creamsicle-inspired sour ale that pours with a deep purple hue. We paired the creamy sweetness of vanilla and milk sugar with dense blueberry pie flavor. It hits the spot with a balanced profile of sweet and tart.
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 89
Photo of TheBrewsky
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 12/26/18.
L: Hazy dark purple/red in appearance depending on the lighting. A standard pour yielded 2 fingers of a foamy pink cap that dissipated quickly. Mild amounts of lacing on the glass. The hue alone makes it appealing.
S: Milk sugar is evident along with a prominent berry tartness. It doesn't smell like blueberry per say, rather some sort of berry. Not picking up on much (if any) vanilla.
T: Pretty much just as expected given the smell. Natural, tart and bright berry flavor with an underlying lactose foundation. Vanilla adds a touch of complexity right at the finish, providing a pleasant after taste.
F: Medium in body and light in weight. Carbonation is very low but doesn't feel flat, enabling a creamy and soft texture.
O: An enjoyable offering, per usual. I am a huge fan of the Pop! series, and this is no exception. I will say, it ranks on the lower end of the spectrum from others I've tried in the series, but it is still great nonetheless. I am very grateful to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear deep blackish purple in color with light to moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate amounts of deep garnet red + ruby red colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy foamy purplish pink head that quickly reduces to a medium to large sized patch of very thin film covering a little more than 75% of the surface of the beer and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Just shy of moderate aromas of tart blueberries with a light amount of lacto tart lemon as well as light to moderate aromas of vanilla. Hints of slightly sour wheat malts with a light amount of lactose sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of slightly sour wheat malts with a light to moderate amount of lactose sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of lacto tart lemon and slightly stronger than moderate flavors of tart blueberries. Light flavors of vanilla in the finish. Light amounts of tartness lingers through the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with just shy of moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of acidic prickliness and a hint of creaminess.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable as a nice light dessert beer with some light lactose sweetness and tart blueberries.

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Photo of metter98
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very dark purple when viewed from afar and is dark purplish red when held up to a bright light, having a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dark pink head that quickly settled down, leaving a narrow collar around the edge of the glass and some specks of bubbles on the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of blueberries and vanilla are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having moderately strong flavors of blueberries with strong notes of vanilla as well as hints of milk sugar and associated sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, a little tart, and faintly creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This makes for a pleasant dessert beer with its berry flavors, splashes of vanilla and the light amount of sweetness.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Delli555
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my top 3 favorite in Pop! series (of all I have tried). It has a blackberry/blueberry color that is unlike any other beer. Only wines mirror such bold color. The taste is great- smooth, blueberry but not sweet, sour without pucker. Goes down easy and makes you want more. A must try for fruity sour lovers.

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

Pours a murky reddish purple, with some soapy head.

Smell is crisp and tart, with notes of blueberries and some raspberries.

Taste is refreshingly tart, almost sour with subtle but distinct notes of ripe blueberries and raspberries. A slight bitterness comes in on the dry finish.

Overall, such a delightul sour. Balanced and drinkable, and very refreshing.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark pinkish color on first pour, got cloudier and had some sediment in it as I got to the bottom of the 22oz bottle. Blueberry and vanilla in the nose. Tart taste with blueberry, Vanilla and some lemon. A little on the ticker side for the series. Decent beer, but the thickness and sediment make this one of the weaker Pop! series beers.

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Photo of Nicolaiw
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep red / pinkish with small head.
Aroma has lots of blueberry, vanilla, lemons, little yoghurt.
Taste is blueberry yoghurt, sour lemons, tart, vanilla in the finish

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Photo of VABA
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A wonderful purple haze (while I kiss the sky)! :) A slight head, but no lacing. Slight tartyness with hint of blueberry, vanilla and a nice citrus balance. Tartness with blueberry, vanilla and citrus accents, light, refreshing and well carbonated. Overall a very nice blueberry variation gose, well balanced with a nice subtle character.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 6/2017. Pours lightly hazy reddish/pink/purple color with a 1-2 finger foamy light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/sour blueberries, fruit skin, cherry, plum, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, hay, grass, wheat, cracker, vanilla, cream, light lacto funk/pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, blueberries, vanilla, lactose, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour blueberries, fruit skin, cherry, plum, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, hay, grass, wheat, cracker, vanilla, cream, light lacto funk/pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart blueberries, fruit skin, cherry, plum, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, hay, grass, wheat, cracker, vanilla, cream, light lacto funk/pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, blueberries, vanilla, lactose, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. High carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, and acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Very crisp, foamy, and dry from carbonation. Clean finishing. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is an excellent fruited Berliner weisse. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, blueberries, vanilla, lactose, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; with the balanced tart/dry finish. Really great balance of the base style and fruit flavors. The lactose balances the acidity, and the carbonation makes this insanely easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering, and great style example.

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

Just as the name suggests, the racy ale simply "pops" off of the tongue with zest and zeal. Upon the berry backbone of blueberry, a host of fruit, sweet and sour tastes intertwine for a rich but refreshing session.

Candied and pastry-like, the scent of dark fruit juices permeate the nose. Tantalizing with blueberry, cherry, plum and blackcurrant, even a hint of prune registers with the condenses sweet and fruity scent. Like saltwater taffy against the tongue, the mauve and somewhat still ale pops off of the front of the tongue like pop rocks candy.

As the fruit flavors develop, the juiciness does so also. Its bright berry tang and robust berry taste intensifies with a juicy, tangy and robust "blue" character. With the zest of skins, seeds and pulp of blueberry the beer's lemony, lime-like, briney taste is bright with orange peel to follow, a lightly spicy bitterness rises to temper the moderate sweetness and the dark fruitiness. Trending tart, crisp and clean, the finish is of blueberry, red wine and dry cider.

Medium light, crisp and highly refreshing, the sour ale continues its semidry and sour track with a bright and thirst-stripping acidity. Fruity and clean, the ale closes with a medium-short trail of berry, must and vanilla cream.

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Photo of bobv
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch light pink head over a reddish pink body with no lacing. Nose of berries. Taste of sour berries and blueberries. Good feel with a sweet middle and dry finish. Overall, the description says dessert berliner wiesse, but it wasn't too sweet and I'd share this the next time. Cheers!

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Hazy dark pinkish purple with a small foamy white head that quickly dissipates. No lacing is left.

S: Blueberry jam, lactic tartness, vanilla creaminess, lemon, blueberry candy.

T: Quite tart throughout, blueberry jam, lemon sorbet, pomegranate juice, light vanilla/creamy notes in the background.

F: Light-bodied, medium carbonation, smooth and lightly creamy.

O: A fantastic blueberry dessert sour!

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bottle dated June 2017

Pour cloudy opaque rose colored with a dissipating frothy light pinkish foam head. Smells like fresh tart blueberries, lemon, wheat, toffee, caramelized malt, vanilla, creamy lactose, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like fresh sour blueberries, lemon, wheat, toffee, caramelized malt, vanilla, creamy lactose, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate high carbonation. Overall a really nice dessert Berliner weisse with blueberries, vanilla and lactose.

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Photo of wedge
3.57/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated June 2017

Hazy purplish hue with a tall, foamy, quickly fading head. Blueberries in the nose, but sharper than the other Pop!s...earthy spice and faint vanilla warmth. Juicy berry tartness, lemon acidity, earth, and subtle vanilla. Super dry, frothy, puckering feel. Not bad - not as good as the others.

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Photo of Monkey-D-Luffy
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased warm - Bottle chilled to 45F - Botltle dated June 2017 - Poured into a tulip glass

L - Pours a hazy dark red grape color with a fizzy off-purple 1 finger head that dissipates incredibly quickly leaving absolutely no lacing as it goes down.

S - Lactic sour, generic champagne, ever so slight blueberry.

T - Wine-ish ripe fruit and sour mingle incoherently, an odd upstart of muted sweetness jumping up halfway into the sip. There are no other discernible flavors or features past the taste.

F - Light bodied with incredibly fine carbonation.

O - I'm disappointed in this one. Grimm is typically always on the ball and ahead of the curve. This beer however has overplayed its hand and missed the mark. This was supposed to have been a creamsicle inspired dessert Berliner weiss. I fail to capture the dessert factor, there is no vanilla or even a hint of lactose in this brew. All that being said, it was quite interesting and slightly abrasive. Personally the part I most enjoyed was the abrasive sour.

Edit: Slightly revised on the second go round and a bit warmer. Flavor profiles remain the same overall but slightly more intense.

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Photo of jlindros
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Light bubbly head, pinkish blueberry flesh color

Nose some tartness, blueberry flesh and sweet blueberry, big creamy wheat and bread dough, lactic acid, acidity funk, little salt and coriander like spice

Taste sweet and tart, big lactic acid funk notes, sour malt creamy wheat, toasty, big blueberry flesh tart unripe blueberry, sweet blueberry candy, little coriander spice and hint salt, maybe, candy blueberry notes, juicy.

Mouth is light bod, fluffy carb, fair acidity

Overall nice very, plenty of good blueberry, nice base Berliner, enjoyable well done beer.

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Photo of Beers-es
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap, pours a light, cloudy blueberry color (shocker). Smell and taste are not any particular style I've encountered. Slightly sour. Interesting but not my bag.

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Blueberry Pop! from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 89 ratings