Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Mild Ale - English Dark
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3.97 | pDev: 4.79%
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Notes: Seconds is a richly flavored dark mild ale conceived as a nod to historical English brewing practices. This roasty, crisp, and refreshing quencher of a session ale updates the traditional practice of partigyle brewing. In the old days, English brewers would produce different “gyles” from the same mash: first (strongest) runnings would produce a highly intoxicating brew, and then 2nd and 3rd runnings would make more sessionable ones. In this way, they could produce several different worts from a single mash. These would often be blended to make ales of varying strengths. Seconds is brewed from the second runnings of a massive imperial stout. As is conventional for milds dating from the early to mid 20th century, it also incorporates a small amount of dark sugar. At 3%, this is the ideal convivial ale for maintaining the gentlest buzz as you savor the company of friends and family for hours on end.
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very tasty beer. Clear and dark amber. Aroma somewhat lacing. Roasted almost burnt maltiness. Medium bodied with a dry finish. A nice depth and complexity for such an low ABV.

Aug 25, 2020
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socon67 from New York

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice jet black color with some pleasant roasted malt smells. This is a style I love for its sessionable drinking. Flavors are of slight bitterness with a sugary sweet finish. Great representation of the style.

Aug 10, 2020
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metter98 from New York

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color and only has faint hints of dark brown near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a short light beige head that left a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark, grainy, and roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is quite malty with lots of flavors of dark malts with notes of grainy malts and hints of roast. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. All of the malty flavors lend some dryness to the mouthfeel.
O: This beer is quite flavorful considering its low alcohol content. It is perfectly sessionable.

Serving type: can

Jul 25, 2020
Seconds from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 9 ratings