Strawberry Rebus
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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American Wild Ale
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4.02 | pDev: 1.24%
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Notes: Strawberry Rebus is built from a foundation of oak, brettanomyces, and fresh strawberries. With the acidity of our foeder’s mixed culture layered upon the tartness of the berries, this beer will have you salivating with its assertively sour punch. The mouthfeel is almost like an old world rosé: fruity yet bone dry, light-bodied, and with noticeable tannins. The fermentation character is brett-forward with plenty of funky phenols contributing complexity.
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 7
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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up last week at Grimm in Brooklyn, never having had this before. Their other American Wild Ales that I've recently had were quite enjoyable and that was the case with this as well. If you like funky beers with strawberries, yeast, and hints of wine, then you've found your match here as this was quite easy to quaff without coming off as light in any aspect!

Quite a lovely pour to this looked like strawberry puree aged on wood, with plenty of light seeping in around the edges. A loud and lively head topped this off as it quickly settled but as to be expected, there wasn't much of any lacing to be seen on the side of my pint glass once I started to sip this. Tons of strawberry, wood, acetate, and Brettanomyces yeast in the nose as this was quite funky and tart with the taste containing hints of tannin and raspberry as well. Funky, wild, and smooth, this went down easily but it would take an appreciative palate to fully enjoy this for all it was worth. Enough carbonation here kept this light throughout in spite of the heavier notes that emerged as this fully warmed up.

Not a lot of alcohol in this but the heft in this beer came in it's aftertaste as it felt like a true American Wild Ale until the last sip, and beyond. On par with Grimm's other recent releases, those who love sour and funky beers would be wise to see this out and enjoy the dark and deep complexities of this. Plenty of juice in the mouthfeel ensured that regardless of opinion, that it would be quite hard to completely dislike this beer!

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Strawberry Rebus from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 7 ratings