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Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #230
Ranked #20,508
4.05 | pDev: 5.93%
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a light yellow with soft, supple foam.

Smell is tart and a bit funky, with notes of yeast, apricots, apricot skin, lemon peel and a hint of ginger.

Taste is crisp, floral and tart, with notes of apricot, citrus peel, rhubarb and a hint of bitterness. Very refreshing and a lot of flavor for the very low ABV.

Mouthfeel is thin, well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice, refreshing beer, deceptively rich in flavor for the ABV.

Dec 07, 2019
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at Grimm recently, as their other recent bottled releases have been quite pleasing. This may have been the weakest beer I've ever had, in terms of it's alcoholic content, but there was so much to like her that that fact turned out to be an afterthought. If you like Berliner Weisse beers, than you certainly need to give this one a go!

The pour to this was quite unique - straw in hue, solid in color, and somewhat chalky in clarity. Enough frothy head topped this off as the lacing was scattered and never formed any sense of coherent rings. Dry-hopped with Mandarina Bavaria, the nose was full of rhubarb, wildflower, white cheese, apricot, and light citrus pith. The dry mouthfeel contained all of those with hints of wheat, citrus slickness, and a potpourri of earthy flowers. So easy to drink, the carbonation was lively and the funk was kept to a minimum with the end result being a Berliner Weisse that almost felt like an American Wild Ale without the booze or funk...

Fruity, floral, and somewhat tart, this had a wonderful complexity that took hold of me from the beginning and never let go, even after this fully went down. While there were hints of feet and wildflower in this, the sense of this beer was that of something more domestic and accessible. This was fun stuff that was at full frequency while being as perfect a session beer as you could ever find. Highly recommended!

Jun 18, 2019
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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 11 ratings