Amarillo Pop! | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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4.04/5
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Amarillo Pop!Amarillo Pop!
BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by metter98 on 03-23-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
10
Ratings:
31
pDev:
6.68%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Just cause I had a 'certain feeling' about this beer, I decided to go against the norm for pouring a true Berliner weisse into a stange or pokal, thus pouring into a tulip.
The appearance was a semi-hazy burnt yellow color with a thin cap of a little white foamy head. It slid off fairly light and quick to leave some spotty lace.
The aroma had a 'cool' refreshing lemon juicy pulled pulpiness. Light notes of green apple, peach skin, 'Brett-ed' passion fruit and a touch of lemongrass. Ample amount of vanilla hit the sides adequately.
The flavor slightly leans into the sweet side of the vanilla overtaking alot of the sour and tart notes of passionfruit, peach skin and green apple. Aftertaste of vanilla, green apple, lemon juice and peach.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Sour harshness is a bit faded here, not a whole lot of strength. Carbonation felt a bit lower than expected. ABV seemed to be the norm. Nice smooth finish with the vanilla creamy sweet thing going on.
Overall, as much as I liked this for me, there's nothing actually 'Berliner weisse' about it. Still, I'd give this another go.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw yellow in color with no head. The aroma is of lactobacillius and grassy hops. I'm tasting lactobacillius, passion fruit, apricot, and a pinch of green apple. The mouth is dry, highly carbonated, and refreshing.

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Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OompaMentor
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Do not miss this one!! Lincoln Fill 4/21/18

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i have not generally been a fan of the dessert sours, especially the berliner types, but grimm is doing them better than anyone, and its hard not to be a fan of this delicious and unique beer. its also the very first bottle of grimm i have seen for sale in colorado, which is hopefully a sign of things to come! its a nice showcase of amarillo hops in a bit of a different context. here its crystalline fruitiness compliments the strong vanilla and creaminess, almost giving this a tropical ice cream smoothie vibe, its not overly sweet because there is still some hop bitterness here, needed i think, but the milk sugar adds a lot, it brings body, creaminess of feel, and a residual sweetness that stretches this right out. i love the vanilla with the wheat, its a natural fusion that gives this like a frosted pastry vibe, its sweet sure, but the sourness is just enough to offset it and keep it drinkable. the hops and the vanilla are unexpectedly good together too, like when a cat and a dog become best friends. i thought his was excellent overall, one of the better pop series beers i have had from them really. i hope to see more bottles pop up in colorado, pun intended!

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Photo of Budlum
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

excellent looking hazed golden straw color with a dense and fluffy white head that quickly recedes to a ring of suds. aromas are sort of subdued for me, some mellow funky and tart citric character. however the palate explodes with tart citrus and fruit notes of lychee, kiwi, lemon, apple, and seedy underripe berries. there is a mellow funkyness to it and i think the amarillo adds a beautiful grassy and green herbaceous tone. there is a subtle but pleasant sweet/creamy thing going on a well.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Xxambersky89
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 3/2018. Pours moderately hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, citrus peel/zest, hay, straw, grass, vanilla, cream, wheat, white bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, citrus hops, vanilla, lactose, and pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, citrus peel/zest, hay, straw, grass, vanilla, cream, wheat, white bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Very mild lactic tartness and herbal/grassy/zesty hop bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, citrus peel/zest, hay, straw, grass, vanilla, cream, wheat, white bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, citrus hops, vanilla, lactose, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/tartness balance, and zero cloying/puckering flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering tartness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and slightly acidic/sticky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is an outstanding dessert style Berliner weisse! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, citrus hops, vanilla, lactose, and pale/wheat malt flavors; insanely smooth and refreshing to drink, with the mildly acidic/drying finish. Tastes like a citrus fruit milkshake/ice cream. Awesome balance of fruity Lacto, juicy hops, vanilla, lactose, and malts. Not overly sweet or lactic either way. A highly enjoyable offering, unique, and spot on style example as expected. Just as impressive as the other ones I've tried.

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Photo of smithj4
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down and left a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of lactose and sugar are present in the nose along with hints of oranges.
T: The taste follows the smell and has a slight amount of sweetness with notes of oranges and peaches plus hints of sourness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a nice balance between sweetness and tart sourness. It just seemed a little less fruitier compared to the other beers that I've had in the Pop! series.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of zeff80
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured a cloudy, straw-yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of wheat, vanilla and lemon. Nice tart flavor with a milky sweetness.

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Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.14/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Tone
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy maize color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and decent lacing. Smells of bacterial funk, wheat, pale malt, hint of yeast, and slight sage. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is an elevated dryness. Fits the style of a Berliner Weissbier. Tastes of citrus, hint of resin, slight sweet malt, hint of bacterial funk, hint of salt, hint of lactose, and slight yeast.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 1pint, 6oz bottle, straight into a 16oz tulip glass. Beverage was bottled in March of 2018.

Look: Hazy yellow in color, with an unfiltered appearance. I achieved about 2 fingers worth of a frothy white head from a non-aggressive pour, but it dissipated rapidly. There is minimal amounts of lacing on the glass, but some is present.

Smell: Light and vibrant on the nose. The amarillo hop is present on the nose, giving an earthy, grassy aroma to the smell, but it isn't overpowering. There is a sweetness to the beer, compiled with some natural vanilla aromas. Some stonefruit is also on the nose, such as peach and cherry. Slight smells of orange, grapefruit, mango, orange peel, lemon grass and zesty fruits. The only reason I am not rating higher is the smell is somewhat muted, but nevertheless, its enjoyable.

Taste: Amarillo hop flavor is upfront, with a somewhat sour fruity complexity. The hop presence is very rounded out though, and is by no means bitter. Citrus fruits give a slight acidic, tart flavor, where I taste lemon, grapefruit and orange. Some peach and apricot present in taste too. On the back end, I get the vanilla and then a sweet finish from the lactose. This is very easy drinking, and works well together.

Feel: Light to medium, leaning more towards light in body, with a little bit of heft to it. Carbonation is moderate. The beer coats my tongue with a film lining that I wager is from the lactose.

Overall: Another stellar offering from Grimm. I have been enjoying every offering in the Pop! series, and this is no exception. It embraces both a tart and sweet complexity very well, and coupled with the low abv, suits up for a very fine offering. Plus, the bottle art is awesome. As always, I am very grateful to have tried this beer. Cheers!

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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