Super Crush | Grimm Artisanal Ales

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4.19/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jpd026 on 04-13-2018

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
6
Ratings:
23
pDev:
7.4%
 
 
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Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of KensWorld
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 4/2018. Pours opaquely hazy deep ruby red/pink/purple color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, green apple, red grape, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, raspberries, citrusy hops, sea salt, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, green apple, red grape, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, green apple, red grape, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, raspberries, citrusy hops, sea salt, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness and tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy/acidic/tangy, fairly crisp, and lightly saline balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a fantastic fruited gose! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, raspberries, citrusy hops, sea salt, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/drying finish. Never overly lactic or salty. Amazing balance of jammy berries, vibrant hops, and Lacto complexity; with a nice pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected. All of their sours are consistently impressive.

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Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.56/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of datpingao
4.84/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

great looking brew, deep and vibrant pinkish-violet color. aromas and palate are slightly tart seedy raspberries, mixed berry sorbet, very light salinity, crisp tartness reminiscent of a granny smith apple, kiwi, wheat, and a bit of herbaceous quality.

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Photo of JNPIII127
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEERchitect
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

When it comes to the reinvention of classic styles, few breweries have as much assertion and success as Grimm Artisanal Ales. And they are crushing it with their "Crush" series of gose, German-styled sour wheated ale that isn't shy about its copious raspberry additions.

Super Crush comes with a rich mauve, matte finish that rounds with a creamy sepia stained cap. Equally as rich aromas of raspberries leap out with nearly jam-like aromas. Tangy and lightly spicy on the nose, its scent is part lemonade, herb and cream. Continuing that rich theme, the raspberry flavors roll onto a pastry wheaten foundation for a malty sweet upstart that splashes the tongue like liquid cobbler and poundcake.

As the raspberries stew on the middle palate, it continues to dominate the taste while the sweetness and heavy creaminess of malt begins to retract. Fruit nuances of green apple, lime, lemon, white grape, gooseberry and kiwi give the sweet berries a tart offset while a mild herbal complements trends more mint-like, herbal and faintly grassy than necessarily hoppy on the late palate.

A hint of sassafras and lemon pepper decorate the finish while the intensity of raspberry seems as much of sangria than of sour ale. But the beer's berry, citrusy and tropical tartness turns sour and drying in finish to further highlight that botanical bitterness and a piquant, short vinous aftertaste.

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Photo of TheWolf
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice.

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Photo of deonreds
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled sometime in April of 2018.
Look: Pours a dark pink in color, with hints of red and purple. Looks like raspberry/strawberry purée. About a fingers worth of head which dissipated rapidly, with minimal lacing. The color is awesome.
Smell: Raspberry present on the nose, with slight citrus background. Raspberry smell is natural, not medicinal. Minimal salinity on the nose, with a touch of sourness.
Taste: Follows the nose. Lush raspberry flavor with a nice grapefruit and lemon backing. The raspberry is dominant, giving a slight sourness to the beer. Mild salt flavor, which adds to a pleasant fruity/semi-sweet aftertaste. I am personally loving the taste of this. I swear there is lactose or vanilla in this beer, considering it has a really soft and semi-sweet property.
Feel: Medium in body and weight. Carbonation is moderate for the style, maybe more on the lower end. Has a nice feel on the palate, and leaves a sticky residual feeling in the mouth.
Overall: This is one of my favorites I have had from Grimm. Raspberries are one of my favorite fruits, so there is no question why I am enjoying this. The hop presence is subtle, but compliments the raw fruit flavor well. I am very grateful to have tried this. Cheers!

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Photo of chippo33
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhfinn
3.69/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy purple in color. It poured with just a narrow ring of white bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of raspberries are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of raspberries along with notes of sourness.
M: It feels light-bodied and tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is refreshing and has lots of aromas and flavors of raspberries.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of ER527
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a light translucent red color, with a small foamy head, and lots of lacing.

This smells mostly like fresh and funky raspberry, with some grassy hops, lemon acidity, and grapefruit.

This works really well- it's one of the better Grimm beers I've had in a while. The raspberry comes across very strongly, and feels like a nice combo of sweet and sour. The dry hopping adds a nice touch- with some grapefruit and grassy bitterness. It plays well with the light and soft acidity.

This is light bodied, crisp and clean, with a good level of carbonation.

This is really fun beer- there's a lot of nice little things happening here.

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Photo of smithj4
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpd026
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super Crush from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 23 ratings