Pop! - Blueberry
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 6.4%
Ratings:
92
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 30, 2020
Added:
Jun 14, 2017
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  11
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Pop! - BlueberryPop! - Blueberry
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.
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Ratings by redbarnbikes:
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3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by redbarnbikes from New York

Jul 10, 2017
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4.38 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania on Jun 30, 2020
 
4.5 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 18, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

Picked this beer up a while ago at Grimm, as it had a canning date of 12/26/18 stamped on the bottom. Been a while since I reviewed anything from them but this was one of the more fun and enjoyable releases that I've had from them as it was balanced, just as the description stated. The label said that this was a Sour Ale but in the end, this felt more like a Berliner Weisse to me...

Such a lovely, deep blueberry pour to this with some plum in the hue as well. A loud, bubbly raspberry head topped the liquid off as that quickly settled down and only a bit of lacing in the form of a deep, bubbly ring near the top of my pint glass remained as parts of it bled down before fading away. Blueberry, raspberry, acetate, cobbler, and tartness could be found in the nose as the taste was quite full in body but slick on the palate at the same time. Lively, sour, and needing a bit more creamsicle to it, the sour and lemon notes really took hold once this fully warmed up. A bit of feet funk and lactose lingered in the aftertaste as the depth and sweetness took a while to emerge, but gave this beer the depth that it needed to go beyond it's sea-foam like lightness and durability.

Session beers don't get much better than this as it would be easy to have another one of these after finishing this off. More graham cracker and pie crust would have given this the true body it deserved and countered the berry, tartness, and juicy aspects quite nicely. As it was, this was a beer that had enough sour and creamsicle notes to satisfy me, while having me wanting more and more from it once I finished it off...

Feb 10, 2020
 
4.12 by Patkennedy0492 from New York on Jul 26, 2019
 
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on May 11, 2019
 
3.97 by ThatAmateurBeerDrinker from New York on Apr 25, 2019
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3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by TheBrewsky from California

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!

Mar 31, 2019
 
4.03 by Stevenwoo from California on Mar 22, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

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.

Mar 15, 2019
 
3.4 by Diura from New York on Mar 07, 2019
 
4.5 by redfox405 from California on Feb 23, 2019
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3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by metter98 from New York

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

Feb 01, 2019
 
4 by ajdemma from New York on Jan 19, 2019
 
4.19 by The_Beer_Guru from New York on Jan 14, 2019
 
4.14 by jpd026 from New York on Jan 12, 2019
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4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Delli555 from Massachusetts

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.

Jan 01, 2019
 
3.95 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Oct 06, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by JamFuel from Sweden

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.

Jul 10, 2018
 
4.48 by SkeletonBitch from New York on Jul 10, 2018
 
4.24 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 25, 2018
 
3.79 by heatmiser18 from California on May 17, 2018
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3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by timmy2b from New York

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.

May 04, 2018
 
4 by scottspencer from Indiana on Apr 10, 2018
 
4.08 by DanGeo from Michigan on Mar 21, 2018
 
3.96 by aasher from Indiana on Feb 13, 2018
 
4.03 by ADKbeerguy from New York on Jan 28, 2018
 
4.16 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on Jan 01, 2018
 
3.98 by Allurex from Kansas on Nov 20, 2017
 
4.25 by AlvinLin from New York on Nov 07, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Nicolaiw from Denmark

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

Oct 17, 2017
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BEER88 from Washington

I love blueberries but this one isn’t quite what I’m after! Good gose non the less!

Oct 09, 2017
 
4.08 by Warren2621 from Indiana on Oct 08, 2017
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4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

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.

Oct 08, 2017
 
4.6 by malfunxion from New York on Oct 03, 2017
 
4.25 by jooler from California on Sep 25, 2017
 
4.34 by Hophazzard from California on Sep 24, 2017
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

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.

Sep 16, 2017
 
3.62 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts on Sep 14, 2017
 
3.77 by mattboyer182 from Indiana on Sep 13, 2017
Pop! - Blueberry from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 92 ratings