Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Pilsner - German
Ranked #150
Ranked #20,501
4.01 | pDev: 10.22%
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Very Good
Notes: Topos is an unfiltered traditional pilsner with flavors of fresh hay, powerful spicy German noble hops, and delicate floral honey. As with all of our pilsners, we utilized a traditional rising-temperature step mash with 100% German pilsner malt; Hallertau, Tettnang hops. Crisp, refreshing, and refined.
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Billolick from New York

4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4-21-21 dated tall can.

Medium haze to the pour, with more then ample fine froth and splattered lacing left on the glass.

Crackers on the sniff.

Crisp and flavorful brew, more bready and cracker notes. Well crafted and well worth a try.

Jun 18, 2021
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mikeinportc from New York

4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy medium yellow, with two fingers of long-lasting, fine-textured, white head.

Smell is cracker, fresh straw, and lightly spicy herbal+floral hop aroma, and a hint of
dried lemon rind.

Taste is light biscuit, a honeydew melon+cucumber fruity flavor, spicy/herbal(sage+holy basil+a touch of tarragon)/floral (Russian Sage?) hoppiness, and moderate citrus-rind-bitterness.

Feel is light, but not watery, with very,very fine carbonation that leaves the tongue with a pleasantly sand-blasted feel.

Overall , very enjoyable, and easy-drinking. Leans more to the spicy/herbal side than most pilsners, but it works well. I could drink this one endlessly.

Jun 08, 2020
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.51/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Albany Ale and Oyster in Albany, NY.

This one pours a light and mostly clear straw yellow, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This one smells like spicy and herbal hops, with some flowers, and water crackers.

This is great - it’s really nice to see Grimm making a great lager. It’s got a crisp and clean hop character - a little spicy, a little floral, and a little fruity. There’s a touch of crisp crackery malt, and a very clean finish. There’s no off flavors.

This is light bodied, and so drinkable, with a very clean feel.

I’m all about Grimm’s new direction and quality lately.

Feb 25, 2019
Topos from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 14 ratings