Pop! - Sunshine
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #195
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,761
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 5.62%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
36
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  6
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: Dry-hopped dessert Berliner Weisse style ale brewed with lemongrass, vanilla and milk sugar
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 36 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Bluecrow from New York

4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This very pale yellow bottle pour holds a thin foam head and an aroma of lemon with acidity and tartness. The aroma does “pop.” The flavor matches the nose. The tartness is significant, but allows fruit and some lemongrass notes through.
The finish is somewhat dry. This is a refreshing brew.

Aug 19, 2020
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TheBrewsky from California

4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled in October 2017.
Look: Light yellow in color, with cloudy complexity. 1 fingers worth of head from a simple pour. Minimal lacing.
Smell: Bright lemon smells, with some orange and tangerine. The lemongrass gives an apparent lemon-dominant smell, which is pleasant.
Taste: Full of the lemongrass flavors, compiling the lemon acidity with some nice grassy/herbal notes as well.
Feel: Light in weight and in body. Low-ish carbonation. Very easy drinking.
Overall: Another easy drinking offering from the Pop! series. I enjoyed this one, and I am grateful to have tried. Cheers!

May 02, 2018
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Karibourgeois from Texas

4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Sour fruit aroma. Bright and juicy fruit flavor with a hint of tartness. Lemon, pineapple and orange flavors strand out strongest but can also taste a hint of vanilla. Finishes with just a touch of orange peel bitterness.

Mar 19, 2018
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Pretty cool. The bright tartness mixes very well with the milky/lactose/vanilla elements in a way that I wasn't certain would work. The nose is pleasant but the flavor really does "Pop!". I would try others in this line of beers.

Feb 01, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this is exactly the kind of beer i want to not like. dessert berliner with milk sugar and vanilla? come on, that sounds like a gimmick and has to be gross right? wrong, its absolutely delicious, a guilty pleasure for sure for a beer nerd like myself, but man, its hard to not think this is awesome. soft hazy yellow color, almost artificial looking, unnatural yellow, pretty though and very inviting. several observations here... one... lemongrass always seems to be used in conjunction with other, more strongly flavored or heavily dosed additives and fruits, its awesome to taste it in relative isolation here, its fresh and bright and gorgeous in a light berliner like this. two... lemongrass also lends itself really well to the sweetness here and the vanilla, i have never thought of it in a dessert context before. three... the milk sugar isnt too much, and while this would be just as good without it, its impact on the mouthfeel is tremendous. creamy isnt a word we normally associate with the berliner style, but this one is, and its awesome. there is more than enough sourness here preventing it from making the beer sweet. four... the vanilla is strong here but tasteful, and also really does work with the acidity, despite my preconceived notions. insane layers of flavor here for such a light beer, lemon and lemongrass sing and make it fresh, its so satisfying. i didnt expect to like this, but boy do i! grimm keeps impressing me...

Jan 05, 2018
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fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle at Ryan and Caseys in Greenfield. The beer pours with a lightly murky yellow appearance and no head. Great lemon zest with some vanilla florals in the aromas. Bitter with a lemon-orange aftertaste. Very carbonated and crisp. Overall, this was a great and refreshing beer, especially with its aromas and mouthfeel.

Jan 01, 2018
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BergBeer from Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Opaque murky pale yellow with a medium white head. Lazy activity.

Smell: Freshly pressed pineapple juice, mandarin oranges, sweet tart candies, light funk, sea salt, and a hint of milk sweetness that reminds me of cream.

Taste: Lemon sour spree candies on the attack. This fades quickly to a juicy hop body akin to a NEIPA with notes of guava, pineapple, and mango. There are also notes of lemon sherbet, a very mild creamy note, and limoncello.

Feel: Light and effervescent. Quenching body with a strange creamy finish. No alcohol present. Soft carbonation. Mild sourness. Mild plus acidity.

Overall: A pretty wild brew. I’m pretty sure they nailed what they were looking to create. The flavor is nice, the sourness is soaked in, and the body is quenching. It’s pleasant enough and I can see it pairing well as a sort of aperitif in the beer world. A fun beer that is seemingly very well executed but not something I’d want to drink everyday. A nice special occasion beer or a beer to pick up out of curiosity.

Dec 20, 2017
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

L: Hazy, completely opaque yellow with a small white head that dies away quickly.

S: Tart and pungent lemon, orange, peach, and pineapple; some creamy vanilla sweetness.

T: Tons of candied lemon and orange peel upfront, followed by pineapple and peach. Medium-plus tartness, almost pucker-inducing, but tempered by a creamy vanilla sweetness beneath. Soft, white bready malt. Finishes well balanced.

F: Medium, creamy and smooth, low carbonation.

O: Delicious. My favorite of the Pop series thus far.

Dec 12, 2017
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Delli555 from Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Might be my least favorite Grimm I have tried so far (out of about 7). Doesn't have the same great look upon pour as most of their beers do. The smell is more murky and less defined than their other beers, as aroma and taste profile with sour and fruit merged together are amongst their strong suit. My wife liked it, but I don't see myself drinking this one again with so many much better ones produced by them. The lemongrass and vanilla were hardly perceptible, and I felt this beer had more of a sour and bitter combo that was slightly disagreeable to the palate.

Dec 01, 2017
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metter98 from New York

4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is quite hazy light pale yellow in color. It poured with a short bright white head that died down rather quickly, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sour lemons are present in the nose.
T: The taste has sour flavors of lemongrass along with some hints of vanilla towards the finish. The vanilla becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is definitely an interesting take on a Berliner Weissbier. The lemony aromas and flavors really burst out in the beer.

Serving type: bottle

Nov 27, 2017
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CNoj012 from New York

3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a completely opaque, suoer cloudy light yellow color with a two finger, dense, fizzy bright white head. Retention is above average and there are some fluffy rings of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is rather subtle bright and fruity hops. Grapefruit, mango, mandarin orange, lemon and citrus pith are all present, but they really pop (no pun intended) when the beer is agitated.

Taste is a different beast. The fruity hop flavors are only in the background because they are covered up by oak, tartness and a bit of sweetness. The sweet and tart really seem to clash.

Feel is light, crisp and very easy drinking. Medium carbonation.

Overall this beer is a miss for me. The other iteration of Pop! I had was pineapple, and in that one the pineapple really rounded things out and brought the flavors together. In this one the lemongrass seems to get lost in the background with the hop flavors while the sweet and tart flavors clash in the foreground with a bit of oak.

Nov 20, 2017
Pop! - Sunshine from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 36 ratings