Passionfruit Pop!
Grimm Artisanal Ales

Passionfruit Pop!Passionfruit Pop!
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Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #85
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,617
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 4.33%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
39
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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SCORE
91
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Passionfruit Pop!Passionfruit Pop!
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 39
Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Last beer at the second office. Today we're moving so we decided we could celebrate with this beer.

Poured a BrewDog snifter.

A: Body is faint yellow and totally opaque as it appears to be very delicious. The head is white but is lost quite quickly. No retention at all.
S: Aroma starts with a chunk of acidity, moving on to a slight astringent vanilla tone and a minor lactose tone.
T: Taste begins with vanilla and then moves on to a milky mango fusion of both lactose sugar providing a smooth, sugary and dense tone to the mango flavour that's very pristine. Before moving to the last part, there's a huge passionfruit tone everywhere. In the end, the acidity is almost white wine like, having so much crispiness that's delicious.
M: Body is low to medium. Carbonation is spot on. Alcohol is unnoticed. Sweetness is low, bitterness is lower and acidity is mild.
O: First Grimm beer. Loved it.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip glass, this beer pours out pale in color. It resembles white grape juice and forms a tightly packed, pinky width, white crown. Lemon/straw color.

The nose is bursting with fruit. Passion fruit along with notes of dragon fruit, oranges, tangerine and even some peaches. Almost smells like a sunny d type drink. Some saison like earthy funk.

The taste comes in with an earthy funk mixing with tart and tangy fruit. You can definitely pick up the lactose by the creamy nature of the mouthfeel, but don’t detect any vanilla. Maybe a slight sweetness, but I wouldn’t recognize it as vanilla. The tartness is a good amount and it stings the lips. Good carbonation to make it thirst quenching.

Overall, it is an enjoyable Berliner that isn’t a bad offering in the bomber format.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, pale yellow with some fine, soapy head.

Smell is tart and fruity with notes of passionfruit, lime, grass and some youghurt.

Taste is mildly tart with a little bit of sweetness lurking around. Notes of passionfruit, lemonade, youghurt and lemongrass.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium, with bright carbonation.

Overall, a very nice, mild sour. Easy to drink and very refreshing.

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Photo of kitch
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 22 fl. oz. bomber, bottled in January 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A very hazy straw yellow colour with a less than two finger white head that dissipated quickly and left only some sparse lacing.

Aroma: Tart, sweet, passionfruit, guava and bubblegum.

Taste: Lightly sour, tart, passionfruit and guava with a touch of grapefruit. Finish is sweetish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: Didn’t get much vanilla, but this was very nice and easy to drink. My kind of flavours!

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Photo of BillRoth
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed the light vs heavy lactic. Nice refreshing tartness. Head and body a bit weak but more in contrast to the well constructed nose and taste. As described... passionfruit. Nice spin/variant. Overall pleasant refreshing summer brew

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy peach color, no head. Aroma has really dank passionfruit, cat pee and cabbage. Taste is sweet and tart, a bit astringent, fruity and dank. Medium body and carbonation. If you like dank passionfruit, this is for you.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was like a sour lite. Both in that the sweetness of the vanilla and lactose cut down on the sour finish, but it also had a soda like taste in the lemon lime on the finish and the high carbonation. The passionfruit crushed it as the star of the front of the taste, and the berliner malts help ground all of the fruit sweetness. Light and satisfying.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy straw colored pour with a small white head. Big tart fruit aroma. Taste follows the nose with a really nice tart tropical fruit flavor. Can taste passion fruit, mango, pear and papaya.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up last week at an ABC in Vero Beach, Florida...of all places. It was just sitting there on the shelf and it had been ages since I had something from Grimm so of course, I grabbed this and wanted to give it a go. Could not detect any vanilla with this but it was a fruity, tart beer with lots of carbonation that was on par with Grimm's other offerings and so easy to drink on a day where spring still seemed so far off...

Not a bad pour to this as the beer was blonde, milky, and cloudy with a fair amount of white, bubbly head that softly settled down. Very little lacing left on the side of my pint glass as this was quite thin in consistency, on par with it's style. Lots of tart fruit in the nose as there was raspberry and white grape up from, with hints of white wine, wood aging, oak, and wheat in the taste. True to form, a beer like this was a great example of why a Berliner Weissbier can be so easy to drink while having enough nuances to savor at the same time. Hard to find the vanilla and cream as the sweetness from the latter would have taken this up another level had it been more present.

I'm sure there was alcohol somewhere in this but it was so hard to find and even harder to pick up on my breath. Sure, it wasn't warm out today but if it was, this would be something I'd easily reach for and savor as the sun shone down on me. Fun stuff that had the juice from the passionfruit as a base for the sour and natural notes on top of it. Worth a go once for those who love Grimm or something to quaff before enjoying heavier offerings.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

nice looking beer. on nose and palate there are both sweet and tart notes blending together really nicely. getting massive amounts of lychee, seedy berry notes, white grape, passionfruit, lemon/lime, wheat, grapefruity, slightly creamy sweetness that hints at vanilla. light bodied but has a good texture to it, goes down very easy and smooth. overall an interesting and delicious offering!

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into 20oz from 1pint 6oz standard bottle. Bottled in January of 2018.

Look: Pours translucent yellow in color. Moderate haze, with minimal head which in total was about 1/4" inch. Frothy white head, with generous lacing on glass.

Smell: Tart smelling on the nose. I pick up a tart fruit smell, encompassing primarily passionfruit and grapefruit. Lemon, orange, nectarine also present on the nose. Salty smelling as well. Not getting any vanilla, but do notice a subtle sweetness.

Taste: Follows the nose. Grapefruit and passionfruit are prevalent, with subtle sweetness from the lactose. There is a salty taste to the beer, resembling a Salty Dog mixed drink. Has a subtle yeast presence, but is very enjoyable. Sweet on the finish. Don't taste much vanilla, but I am loving the flavor profile.

Feel: Medium in body, with a good feel to it. Smooth on the palate, with low carbonation.

Overall: Really enjoyable offering. Very easy drinking, and very enjoyable. Cheers!

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 1/2018. Pours very hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/tangy passion fruit, fruit skin, peach, pear, pineapple, papaya, lemon, lime, green apple, white wine, berries, hay, grass, vanilla, cream, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, passion fruit, vanilla, lactose, and pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/tangy passion fruit, fruit skin, peach, pear, pineapple, papaya, lemon, lime, green apple, white wine, berries, hay, grass, vanilla, cream, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and light spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy passion fruit, fruit skin, peach, pear, pineapple, papaya, lemon, lime, green apple, white wine, berries, hay, grass, vanilla, cream, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, passion fruit, vanilla, lactose, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with zero puckering flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/grainy/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is an outstanding Berliner weisse! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, passion fruit, vanilla, lactose, and pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; with the mellowly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish, not overly lactic. Awesome balance of fruit, Lacto, pale/wheat malts, and lactose. Just as impressive as the rest of their Berliners I have had. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks opaque straw with a small white foamy head. Medium-poor retention. Very little lacing.
Smells of passionfruit, vanilla, cream, tart pineapple, lemon, white wine.
Tastes of passionfruit, vanilla, cream, pear, pineapple, lychee, white wine, wheat.
Feels medium, creamy, smooth, moderately carbonated. Moderately sour.

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Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving some wisps of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of passionfruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is dominated by moderately strong flavors of passionfruit and subtle bits of sweetness, sourness, and vanilla.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a little bit of tartness.
O: This beer is light and refreshing—it would make for a good dessert selection during the summer months. It is very drinkable. If you let the beer warm up, the vanilla-like flavors develop and lend some complexity.

Serving type: bottle

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Passionfruit Pop! from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 39 ratings