Topos
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
Pilsner - German
ABV:
5%
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Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 12.76%
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Ratings:
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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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mikeinportc from New York

4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
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 +15.1%
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: 3.92 out of 5 with 9 ratings