Invisible Touch
Grimm Artisanal Ales

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From:
Grimm Artisanal Ales
 
New York, United States
Style:
Lager - Helles
Ranked #25
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,844
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 3.16%
Ratings:
19
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 01, 2022
Added:
Apr 25, 2020
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  0
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: Invisible Touch, our brand new Helles-style lager, is a smooth, touch of sweet beauty for this grey sky day. Notes of biscuits, honeysuckle blossom, and wildflower honey accompanied by a perfect round and pillowy mouthfeel.
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4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on May 01, 2022
 
3.96 by caffeinelogic from New York on Mar 19, 2022
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4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by cambabeer from New York

A: mostly see through yellow, with some brown notes. Very standard lager color. nice lacing on the glass, and while not much head, some nice bubbles sitting on the surface.
S: Sweet, malty, biscuit. Grass, sage, pine, honey.
T: Bread, followed by grassy herbal hops and some honey in the finish.
F: really clean, and just what you want for the style

Feb 13, 2022
 
4.27 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Dec 24, 2021
 
4.12 by alexsergio from New York on Nov 21, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by ChipChaight from New York

Can from the brewery in BK. Pours a cloudy straw yellow with two fingers of rocky white head that stick around, smell is crackers, wheat, lightly toasted white bread, hints of caramel and grass, taste is crackery wheat bread, wheat grain, white toast, table bread crust, hint of honey and mild grassy finish, feel is light, lively carbonation. A crushable, comforting and bread forward lager.

Nov 13, 2021
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4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by snaotheus from Washington

2021-10-10
Pint from tap at the brewery.

Pours super clear, brassy gold, big head that collapses very slowly. Smell is grainy and floral. Simple, clean, and very nice.

Taste is also simple and clean. Lager yeast, grain, grass. Very nice balance of grain and bitter.

Mouthfeel is super light and dry. Overall, an excellent beer.

Oct 11, 2021
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3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by RRB328 from Massachusetts

Enjoyed at Brava for anniversary, 10/9/21

Oct 09, 2021
 
4 by paulish from New York on Sep 19, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by hopsputin from New Jersey

A: slightly hazy yellow amber color. Fizzy 2 finger bright white head that faded very quickly

S: sweet grains and fresh bread. Lemongrass and some earthy bitter hops. A bit of straw and crackers as well

T: nice crispness on this right away. Sweet crisp grains and grass. Lemongrass, pepper spice, and faint sweet citrus. A nice kick of earthy tea leaf bitterness and big note of dried cracker and crusty bread

M: light mouthfeel, quite dry. High carbonation

O: this is a pretty dang good example of the style. Aroma could use a bit more punch, and the head could hang around a bit longer. But my biggest knock is the price. A bit too expensive foe a 4 pack of a Helles, regardless of how good it is

Sep 04, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Canned 2021/02/16
Pours a frothy 1 finger head with moderate retention, light foamy lacing, mostly clear slight haze straw color

Nose plenty of lager malt, grainy cereal blond malt, little corn with the grainy sweet pilsner malt, just a touch of grassy hop

Taste brings some herbal hops up front, med to lighter bitterness, light grainy sweet malt, straw, hint of corn pilsner malt again, hops turning a little spicy and grassy late, dry crisp bitter finish, a spicy European pilsner finish

Mouth is med bod, soft lager, higher frothy carb

Overall like a nice European pilsner, but some American lager as well, nice overall

May 07, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by jakecattleco from California

Can dated 02/16/21 into a nonic pint.

L: Straw yellow with 2 fingers of low-density frothy white head with good retention and left limited spotted lacing.

A: Cereal grains and bisquity malt out front, floral and grassy elements hiding underneath.

T: Follows nose well but with more hop prominence. Finishes with moderate bitterness and slight acidity, acidity lingers a bit and drys the palate.

F: Low-medium bodied with medium-high carbonation, tongue tingles from the carbonation/acidity, slick on the swallow.

O: A bit high on the carbonation, but I otherwise really liked it! Just on the spendier side to be a frequent purchase.

Apr 04, 2021
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4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by tempest from New York

Great helles. Bready and green floral aroma. It's all clean toasty barley upfront followed by mild spicy and cracked peppercorn hops for a balanced, semi-dry finish. Bit more hop character than usual for a helles, but it doesn't dominate the malt. I want more.

Mar 09, 2021
 
4.34 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York on Feb 26, 2021
 
3.99 by Beersilio from Massachusetts on Jun 06, 2020
 
4.14 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on May 18, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down and left lots of specks of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of honeysuckle are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has some flavors of honeysuckle along underlying hints of biscuity malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found that the aromas and flavors of honeysuckle in this lager to be a pleasant touch, which also added a bit of complexity. The beer was quite easy to drink.

Serving type: can

May 07, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a mostly clear golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like honey malt, sweet floral hops, and biscuits.

This is a good malt vehicle, as a good helles should be - there's a light honey sweetness, but mostly bready crusty goodness, along with seemingly the right amount of grassy hop character.

This is light bodied, clean, and super crisp and drinkable. It does exactly what it should be doing.

I'm honestly incredibly impressed with the lager game Grimm has been playing lately. I care about this stuff much more than I care about whatever new IPA or whether or not Tesseract is coming back out.

Apr 26, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mushroomcloud from Texas

16oz canned 3/23/20, opened 4/24/20.
2 finger white head with amazing retention. Straw golden with a slight chill haze. Early thick lacing left as the head slowly fades. More lace follows. Good looking beer.
Bready malt and a perfume of floral and slightly spicy hops. Sulfur and mineral.
Clean and lightly sweet, grain/bready malt followed by grass and hay hop flavors.
Soft mouthfeel, light body, medium plus carbonation.
Light sweetness in the beginning but finishes off dry and leaves me wanting more.
Very good.
This is a 4 pint in a session drinking beer.

5-2-20 Can #2 is fantastic and confirms the strong rating!

Apr 25, 2020
Invisible Touch from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 19 ratings