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Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Style:
German Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #96
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
85
Ranked #20,990
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 4.76%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
12
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Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a golden orange color, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

This one smells like rich malt, honey, baked bread, spicy hops, toffee, and toast.

I wouldn't really expect Grimm to nail this, but they did. It's got a fantastic malt backbone to it, with rich toffee, breadiness, and a slight sweetness, along a firm spicy hop character that never overwhelms. Everything is in its right place.

This is creamy, and crisp, with a great level of drinkability, and a nice smooth but dry finish.

It's refreshing to see Grimm do this one so well.

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Photo of Jacobier10
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Review #1000. Fitting that it's a marriage of two types of beer I have really come to love; cask beer and Oktoberfestbier.

On cask @ Grimm Artisanal Ales in Brooklyn, NY.

Medium amber with a big, fluffy head. Great clarity. Bready malt aroma with a touch of spicy hops. Very smooth and malty, leading to a heavy and dry finish. Medium, almost medium-full in body.

What a cool treat to have this on cask! I wish it was just a touch light on it's feet but this is a really enjoyable Oktoberfest.

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Photo of metter98
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Ruck, Troy, NY

A: The beer is a little hazy coppery amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a large patch of white bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of toasted and caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has even stronger flavors of toasted malts with a bit of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, clean and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked the balance between the toasted and caramel malts in the taste of this beer. It is a very good representation of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

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Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 12 ratings