Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Ranked #8
Ranked #6,890
4.16 | pDev: 4.57%
Apr 30, 2022
Jan 29, 2020
Notes: This black lager is light bodied and smooth with layered roasted malt characteristics and notes of unsweetened cacao nibs, carob and black coffee. Extra quaffable and dry with a pleasing long bitter finish.
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Rated: 4.24 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts

Apr 30, 2022
Rated: 3.91 by smithj4 from New York

Apr 19, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very dark blackish brown opaque body with a khaki head and thick beautiful lacing. Dark roasted malts lead cocoa, dark german yeast, a hint of toasted caramel, and soil, classic. Taste also is lead by roasted malt, with complimentary german yeast, licorice, earth, a hint of coffee ground and herbal hops, and a kiss of anise. Feel is frothy and roasted, a wonderful appeal of the style brought forth here, end is bittering with some hops that surprise a bit, body thins of through the sip too, but roast prevails to hold it all together.
Apr 12, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Mar 27, 2022
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served from the can in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Pours a deep midnight umber (nearly opaque) topped by a finger of dark tan foam. The nose comprises mild roast, toast, light anise, light cola, pine sap, and a sprinkling of cocoa powder. The taste brings in more of the same, the roast and pine taking the van, but there's some strong support from the cola and cocoa. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly smooth feel. A rather nice schwarz, to be sure.
Mar 24, 2022
Rated: 3.83 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Mar 12, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by alexsergio from New York

Feb 07, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Feb 06, 2022
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Feb 01, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 4.2 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Jan 16, 2022
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by allenson21 from New York

Feb 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Out of the can it pours a very dark chestnut brown color which appears pitch black in the glass. A large creamy head retains well.

Aromas of dark toasted malts, dark chocolate, and a touch of sourdough. There is a touch of nutty and lightly roasted malts as well as aromas of woodsy and earthy spices.

The taste is moderately sweet with crisp and clean flavors of dark toasted malts along with a touch of nutty and slightly roasted malts. Notes of bittersweet dark chocolate, and caramel. Earthy and woodsy hops provide a touch of bitterness. The finish is crisp and dry.

Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is crisp, yet it also has some Porter like smoothness.

Fantastic example of the Schwarzbier style! It has lots of interesting flavors yet it is refreshing and easy to drink. I would have again.
Jan 20, 2021
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours near black with a brief 1.5" tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is round, chocolatey roasted malts, earthy hops, slight leather and dark fruit. From the smell alone, I expected a drier beer, and the taste doesn't disappoint. Bitter notes throughout (baking chocolate) without much appreciable sweetness from the malt. Finishes dry with a full mouthfeel.
Jan 17, 2021
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Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

4.69/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Look: Pours a dark, cola colored shade of black with some mahogany brown highlights around the edges. Generates a two finger, off white head of foam that leaves a generous amount of lacing. The head dissipates after about five minutes after the beer is poured.

Aroma: Semi-sweet bitter cocoa, almost like powdered Ovaltine or Milo but not quite as sugary. A pleasant, slightly burnt aroma of toasted bread gives it some dimension. Might be my imagination but I'm also picking up notes of cherries, but it's way in the back.

Taste: If you like dark chocolate, you will enjoy this. Upfront flavors of bittersweet chocolate and powdered cocoa with supple undertones of black coffee. Dry on the tongue. It's slightly doughy, with an aftertaste reminiscent of what I can only describe as either funnel cake or unfrosted, plain doughnuts. It's rounded out by a delicate backdrop of earthy, resinous, hoppy cypress.

Feel: Light body with a supple mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Dry. Clean. Very easy to throw back and drink.

Overall: I highly recommend letting this warm up a bit instead of drinking it ice cold. Letting this one breath and open up did wonders for the taste. I've probably only tried about a half dozen or so Schwarzbiers, but I think this is an excellent, if not slightly Americanized version of the style.
Jan 01, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Dec 29, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by ajdemma from New York

Dec 24, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a dark black color, with a big fluffy white head, and lots of lacing.

This smells exactly like what I’d want - light roast, dark chocolate, smoke, light hops and a touch of caramel.

This also tastes like exactly what I’d want. Grimm is sneakily very good at making tasty lagers, all their -os pilsners, their festbier, and now this - it shows care and attention to detail. There’s a dark breadiness, and some approachable roast. There’s a great creamy flavor, and some light smokey and just-barely-there hoppy bitterness.

This is very creamy, but also light and crispy on the back end, with a great drinkability to it.

I hope Grimm doesn’t abandon their work in lagers, as it’s some of my absolute favorite beer from them currently.
Apr 05, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Feb 27, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

Feb 16, 2020
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Rated by brureview from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Good representation of the style.
Heavy roasted malt, not much bitterness, the body is a bit thin.
Feb 03, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by untitledeuphoria from New York

Feb 01, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: The beer is essentially jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high light tan head that quickly settled down but constantly left a short layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of cola and dark malts are present in the nose; these get a bit stronger as the beer begins to warm up.
T: The taste has lots of flavors of dark malts along with hints of coffee beans with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very malty but is very easy to drink. I found it to be a very good American representation of a German beer style.

Serving type: can
Jan 31, 2020
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