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Passion Dome | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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4.13/5
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56 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): 5.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TomMorris on 07-23-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,770
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
56
pDev:
5.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a tulip to a light slightly hazed yellow topped by a finger of dense and soapy white head which slowly fades to a collar around the edge of the glass
S: Smells of light lemony sourness, passionfruit and a little malt with some herbal hop notes
T: Taste is lemony tartness up front with some salt followed by some herbal and lightly citrusy hops and a hint of oak. Slight undertones of passionfruit as well but well incorporated with the other flavors. Swallow is some saltiness, more passionfruit and some light lingering sourness with a little more citrus hop.
M: This beer is light in body but not watery with a level of carbonation which is just below prickly. The beer has a semidry finish as well from the acidity.
O: Overall this one is pretty good. It has some nice flavors and decent complexity. I think it also represents the style well. Worth a try if you like lighter sours.

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Photo of GaryDean
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a mild glossy yellow color with a half finger's worth of quickly dissolving head. Mild sticky concave lace.
The aroma had the sweet to tart passion fruit, fairly bold and up front playing with a sly danky sweet grassy to onion character in the background. Light lemon acidity with a mild funk. Light woody sweet to dry sourness.
The flavor leaned into the sour character initially and developed mild funk and sweet danky character. Also, added a touch of zest. Nice aftertaste of the sour quality punching the lemon, woody and grassy edges nicely.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. Moderate stickiness but not cloying. Nice zesty non-spicy sweet to funky finish with the passionfruit.
Overall, very nicely done straight up sour ale packing in a ton of other complex features, though it is pretty top heavy in the passion fruit. Give it a little bit and let it open up, it'll impress you.

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Photo of Hophazzard
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hendry
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Allurex
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Philcassella
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nwhittin
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of psychgawsple
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CNoj012
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a very cloudy, completely opaque orange juice color. There is a two finger, soapy white head that sticks around for a good while and leaves many whispy webs of lacing all over the glass.

The smell is lemon acidic tartness, passion fruit, mango, grapefruit and a touch of funk.

Taste is similar. The passion fruit and fruity hops hit the palate first, but they are quickly swept aside by a good amount of sourness. 6/10 on the pucker scale. The oak attempts to round out the sourness on the finish, but it really doesn't stand up. I really enjoy the sour flavor though.

Feel is light and smooth with medium carbonation. The finish is very dry.

Overall this is a great beer. I really enjoy almost all of the sours that Grimm puts out. They aren't overly complex, but they are very flavorful.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy gold with a one finger creamy white head. Nice amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is sour passionfruit, grapefruit peel, cracker malts and some funky yeast.

T - The taste sweet and tart passionfruit, crackery malts, white pepper, light funky and oak.

M - Light body with medium carbnation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a super solid sour. The balance of sweet and tart leaves you wanting more. Great job by Grimm.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jml3636
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of caahare
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into snifter bottled in July of 2017.

A: murky bright yellow, tan body. Head is a soapy white and sits on the glass at it lingers.

S: lots of passion fruit and some light wheat and crackery malts smells tart.

T: The passion fruit hits you first with some light oak and then the tartness comes in and finishes with a nice crackery and wheat end that is fairly refreshing.

M: Clean light very smooth.

O: This is another dynamite sour by Grimm, they make their fruited ones burst with fruit flavor but then plane them out with tartness. They are never abrasively tart nor are they sickly sweet. An amazing balance as usual by this brewery.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid brew, and i am glad grimm has there chops back. This is yet another solid offering and i will gladly grab another beer of theirs off the shelf! Cheers.

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Photo of SFC21
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 7/2017. Pours moderately hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, lime, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, grapefruit, tangerine, peach, apricot, citrus peel, green apple, white wine, hay, straw, grass, oak, pepper, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, passion fruit, citrus/fruity/tropical hops, and moderate pale malt/oak notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, grapefruit, tangerine, peach, apricot, citrus peel, green apple, white wine, hay, straw, grass, oak, pepper, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang; light yeast/oak spiciness and herbal/grassy/citrus peel bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/sour lemon, lime, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, grapefruit, tangerine, peach, apricot, citrus peel, green apple, white wine, hay, straw, grass, oak, pepper, wheat, cracker, white bread, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, passion fruit, citrus/fruity/tropical hops, and moderate pale malt/oak flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance, with no puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness/fruit tang. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/acidic/tangy, and lightly sticky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is an outstanding fruited sour/wild ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, passion fruit, citrus/fruity/tropical hops, and moderate pale malt/oak flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the modestly lactic/tangy/drying finish. Awesome mix of passion fruit, Brett, Lacto, and hop complexity. Nice solid malt backbone to balance acidity, and nice overall oak presence. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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