Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Pilsner - German
Ranked #69
Ranked #16,204
4.03 | pDev: 5.21%
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Gajo74 from New York

4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear straw color with visible carbonation. Nice head, creamy, foamy and large. It displays good retention.

The nose immediately makes it clearer that this is a well hopped brew; dank, floral and fruity. Citrusy aromas of orange, lemon, and lime combine with fruity notes of peach, mango and papaya, as well as herbal and pungent notes of grass and chives.

The taste first highlights biscuity, cracker and doughy malt balanced with a clean hops bitterness and moderate herbal spices. Notes of grass, chives and verbena pair with citrusy and fruity flavors of lemon, lime and peach.

Medium bodied with a mouthfeel that’s a nice combination of crisp and smooth. The finish is smooth and dry. The carbonation is moderate to slightly gentle.

Really nice lager! It has good hops character along with a firm malt backbone; good balance. It drinks like a hoppy pale ale, yet it has the cleanness of a lager. I would have again.

Oct 02, 2021
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed chilled from can in a willybecker

Color is a chill hazed golden with thick white head with fine bead, lace sticks to glass

Smell is fruity, yeasty and lightly hoppy with faintly woody aroma that is mildly sweet in aroma yet mellow malt odor

The feel is good with medium body and is moderately carbonated with mild bitterness yet mostly dry with hint of sweetnesss in malt texture with dry finish yet lingering bitter texture

The tast begins with a mild hop flavor that is tangy and floral yet mild in berry-like quality with subtle spice in the middle with gentle sweetness in the malt with a hint of yeast in the taste. The flavor has a light berry-like taste either yeast or hop yet is unique in that the spice in hop finish that is dry is a great combination with complexity that makes tastes in repeated sips great with complexity of bitter and sweetness of malt with semi-fruity yeast
This is a great pilsner in the sense that it has a malt support to the hops yet it has a kind of ale yeast fruitiness that with the hop flavor adds balance with a nice dry finish that fits the style

Jun 13, 2021
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BubbleBobble from New York

4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours from can a slightly hazy dark straw yellow with a robust 2" head that very slowly recedes leaving excellent lacing. Nose is highly expressive with fermented yeasty dough, cracked wheat, lemongrass, straw, lemon peel, grassy hops. Taste is also full of lemon oils, earthy noble hops, clean bitterness, and very little in the way of sweetness. Finish is dry and bitter as well. Mouthfeel is incredibly soft with nice mild carbonation. Highly enjoyable.

Jan 31, 2021
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 6/29/20

Pours a translucent dark straw hue capped with 1 ¼ fingers of semi-creamy, white foam; decent head retention yields a paper-thin layer of cap, a dense, frothy collar climbing up the glass, and an equally dense coating of chunky, soapy lacing.

Aroma starts with crisp bread crust and some fresh dough phasing into a hoppy, bright lemony snap; touches of honey and musty straw perfectly accent the middle as slightly peppery and grassy tones ease into the back Indians on the close.

Taste shows plenty of lemon-tinged hops at the forefront with fresh white bread lingering beneath; grassy esters present over time, accented with hints of dough and lager yeast past the mid-palate; clean brown bread crust and a hard minerality round out the finish.

Mouthfeel brings a light body alongside a fluffy, perfectly-attenuated, moderate-high carbonation; lemondrop hoppy tartness meets soft, textured grit over the mid-palate before fading steadily to a flaky/crisp, lighter finish for a clean swallow.

Bright hops synchronized with an honest, malty pilsner base has left something exceptionally unique and very cleanly executed; despite its unorthodox leanings, this is a pilsner to be respected for its subtle nods to tradition just as much as its originality.

Aug 24, 2020
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a clear light yellowish color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells like spicy/peppery hops, grass, hard minerals, and light lager yeastiness.

This works really for me. It's super crisp and nearly completely clean, with a great sharp but refreshing hoppy bitterness, and a touch of bready malt. It's a well built pilsner through and through.

This is light bodied, crisp and clean, with a tremendous level of drinkability.

I'm really loving that Grimm's new facility has allowed them to delve into some cool lager beats.

May 13, 2019
Chronos from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 23 ratings