I Still Love the Old World
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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American Wild Ale
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4.2 | pDev: 2.62%
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Notes: Collaboration with Brasserie de la Senne

I Still Love The Old World is an ode to the brewers and beers that have long inspired the Grimm philosophy. Created in collaboration with the legendary brewer/scholar Yvan De Baets of De La Senne in Brussels, this extra-hoppy old world ale shows off our unique and evolving house ale yeast — serially repitched since Grimm’s opening for favorable genetic drift — in combination with gentle brettanomyces and noble hops. The result is a thirst quenching Belgian-style blonde loaded with complex brett-forward fruitiness and a noble hop-driven lingering herbal bitterness. Raw wheat in the grist and a traditional step-mash process provide an elegant malt character to this brewer’s favorite beer.
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4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a very slightly hazy golden orange color, with a fluffy head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like chalky brett, grassy hops, minerals, lemon rind, tangerine, orange peel, lemongrass, and floral funk.

This tastes bone dry and clean - it's the sort of thing I often want, but never see on the shelf. There's a wonderful lemongrass and floral funk, with some chalk and minerality, along with grassy and spicy hops, and a bit of malt sweetness.

Grimm has moved into hype territory with pastry stouts and hazybois, but it's nice to see they can still tip the scales towards the feelings they were originally chasing back in the day before they kegged that first batch of Tesseract. This is old world, hoppy, and with a clean and delicious funk, and I'm here for it.

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4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Whole Foods in the UES NYC. Pours a slightly opaque pale orange gold with a bubbly white head that thins, excellent lacing, smell is funky barnyard/hay, sweaty feet vibes, sour apple flesh, the lightest hint of honey biscuit/graham cracker and orange blossom, taste is sweet and bready up front, nice Bretty mineralness, finishes with funky grassy spice/bitterness that lingers, this beer is light and smooth with soft carbonation. This beer to me is a sour hard crust white bread dipped in a mildly spicy olive oil, somehow it brings me to that rustic Italian late night dinner table staple, it’s a classic, something I imagine Aeneas quaffing as he laid the seeds of Rome.

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I Still Love the Old World from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 5 ratings