Circle of Fifths
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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American Wild Ale
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4.13 | pDev: 3.39%
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
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Notes: Circle of Fifths is a bright, tart, and rustic mixed-culture multigrain farmhouse ale. We used spelt, rye, and oats along with a blend of noble hops and aged hops; and we blended oak-fermented sour beer together with fresh hoppy saison to create a coupage that displays brett funk, lactic tartness, farmhouse esters, and continental hop character.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 9
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4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

32 oz. Crowler from draft tap at Saisonnier, Kinderhook, NY 8/26
Look: small white head that dissipates, tiny bubbles, hazy
Nose: earthy, yeasty, a little funky
Taste: sour, light hops, orange, lightly barnyard, pleasantly lingering aftertaste
Feel: light, bright

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4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high bright white head that has excellent retention properties and took a long time to settle down.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemon, funk, and spelt are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell but there is less funk and additional hints of oak.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer very easy to drink and the aromas and flavors of lemon lend some refreshing qualities and also serve to "brighten" up the beer a bit.

Serving type: bottle

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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle.

A good blend of wild yeast character, a little tartness, an little dry. Light but complex grain character. Dark earthy hops and fruity qualities.

Very nice! Rustic and wild, yet refined. Definitely glad I picked it up!

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3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Bronx Draft house, NY.
Pours a hazy golden/beige color with a big frothy head and good retention.
The nose opens funky and rustic. A lime and lemon aroma predict the tartness to come. There are hints of pear, melon, dry cracker malt and coriander.
Tart and sour taste with a very dry finish. Oaky, rustic and earthy with flavors of lemon, lime, lactobacillus, coriander and peppery spices.
Medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.
More of a sour but with some Saison characteristics. Interesting blend.

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Circle of Fifths from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 9 ratings