Chronos
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #173
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #21,510
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 5.79%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
14
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
84
Good
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +4%
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 ΒΌ 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 +9.8%
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: 84 out of 100 with 14 ratings