Living Daylights | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
4.15/5
Exceptional
75 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
What would happen if we took an imperial berliner weisse base recipe and hopped it with an overwhelming dose of Citra, Simcoe lupulin powder, and Mosaic lupulin powder? We decided to find out. Packaged with plenty of hop dust in the bottle; you can choose to decant carefully for a smooth, fruit-forward drinking experience, or rouse before pouring for a rough-hewn, maximally hoppy swallow. Delicious both ways!

Added by TomMorris on 07-08-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
75
pDev:
8.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of CraftFan5
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hophazzard
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Delli555
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mildly sour and fruity taste, with a dry tart taste and feel going down. Nice aroma like all of their fruity beers. They have the art of fruit infusion mastered unlike most.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Soapy white head that settles quickly to a light coating. Body is a bright clear yellow.

S: Apricot, pear, pineapple a little mango, slight hints of oak and a touch of sourness.

T: Soft light pineapple' mango, a little lemon, some light sourness.

M: Very effervescent nice clean bite a touch dry very clean.

O: This beer is amazing. They make such amazing sours and this is no exception. If you like a fruity IPA mixed with some sourness this would be right up your alley.

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Photo of wedge
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

July 2017

Hazy straw yellow capped with a thin layer of soapy bubbles. Dank, oily hop aromas meet tart acidity...musky tropical fruit, hay, earthy citrus, peppery herbs. Flavor is bright, tart, and hoppy. Grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, and spicy hops, finishing tart and juicy. Clean, light body drying out to a moderate pucker. The whole sour IPA thing doesn't always work for me, but Grimm knows what they're doing and this is quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Lucoli
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlvinLin
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cfalls
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

tart orange and lemon, slight sweetness, refreshing

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Photo of jooler
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look is somewhat hazy bright yellow
smell really isn't there
taste is sour funk with noticeable hops. nice citrus taste
overall, really crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of Shy5
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malfunxion
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Damian
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Porter Square Wine & Spirits, Cambridge, MA
July 2017
Served in a tulip

Nearly clear, golden yellow appearance. The body was topped by an inch-tall, super tight and frothy, bright white crown that fell to a thick collar. Some streaky lacing stuck along the glass. As the beer sat, the chill hazed dropped to reveal a transparent body.

The nose was amazingly hoppy and bright. Passionfruit dominated. Loads of lemon. Good amount of lime too. Bit of tart wheatiness. There was a subtle sweetness that, combined with the lemon, reminded me of lemon candies. Slightly spicy. Coriander perhaps. Touch of dry yeastiness.

The flavor was similar to the nose but more simplistic. Quite tart and lemony right off the bat. Lemon and grapefruit rind-like notes appeared as the beer moved along the palate. Fairly pithy, dry and bitter. A touch spicy in the center. Lime notes appeared on the back end. The rind-like bitterness crescendoed on the finish. A nice mix of tart, bitter and slightly sweet lemon notes lingered after the swallow.

Extraordinarily light, fluffy mouthfeel. Super frothy and smooth once settled on the palate. The liquid contained an incredibly fine yet intense carbonation. Perfect for the style.

I love that nearly every offering in Grimm's sour beer program is extraordinarily well balanced, highly drinkable and reasonably priced. As many other reviewers have noted, Living Daylights tasted more like a highly hopped Berliner Weisse, or even perhaps a brett-infused IPA, than a typical American wild ale. Overall, a really enjoyable beer, perfect for a hot summer day.

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4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A very nice light yellowish haze color with a decent head and nice lacing. A very pleasant citrus scent. The taste follows the smell, decent carbonation, and a very well balanced character. A light sour taste makes it very drinkable. I truly enjoyed drinking this beer, very nuanced.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours a light straw gold. Smells like an amazing fruity, hoppy IPA, but the taste reveals a restrained sour. Thin-ish feel. As it warms there's a bit of the wild funk in the smell, but it's subtle. Really good beer.

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Photo of Zythophile
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date: July 2017
Palate Contaminants: none

Look is opaque with a light straw color. Plenty of fine head.

The scent is sweet red grapefruit, with some wildflower honey. Grape leaves in there, too.

Taste strikes me as sour, bitter, then sweet, in decreasing intensity. Pan-citrus flavor with the grape leaves. There's also a bit of a wheat character.

Feel is fairly smooth, but a swish around the mouth does bring out a little stinging carbonation. In the aftertaste, the sweetness seems to last longer than anything else.

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Living Daylights from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 75 ratings