Rebus - Strawberry
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
5.7%
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Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 4.46%
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2
Ratings:
9
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New York, United States
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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.
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

these guys make a ton of great beers, and so for this to stand above most of them as one of my favorites to date is really saying something. my brother shared this last weekend and i was blown away by it, a strawberry wild beer in oak with brett, incredibly interesting and mature on the ferment, but made special by the fruit, definitely one of their best beers yet! its just slightly pink, hazy orange beer from the bottle, high headed and airy, white, and pretty, good retention, a little raw but attractive overall. aroma is amazing, smells like gueuze to me almost, with a strong wood and tannin presence and a real wild funk, almost a medicinal character, iodine and bleach but in that lambic sort of way, really piquant but not just acidity, makes my mouth water, super unique, im really into it. the flavor is fermentation forward, even in front of all the fruit, which was not my expectation nor my past experience with some of these bretty grimm beers, but its amazing. definitely has a lambic quality to it, even a raw wheaty foundation to me, super organic tasting, simple ingredients but complex flavors. the fruit is very natural, definitely ripe, and it sweetens up the center of this against the lemony bacterial element. the brett is great here, the kind of funky i just love, and its gorgeous with the fruit. this is springy and interesting, good enough to have come from the old world, not quite elegant with the moderate carbonation and all the body, but it still drinks softly, not too sour in small doses. really impressive offering here, one of the beer highlights of my recent trip back east, and a real highlight from grimm!

Dec 20, 2019
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

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!

Jun 17, 2019
Rebus - Strawberry from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 9 ratings