Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Pilsner - German
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4.1 | pDev: 2.2%
Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Notes: A fresh, new pilsner brewed with Motueka hops! Continuing our exploration of traditional methods, Utopos is a step-mashed brew that was fermented under pressure and then spunded in order to naturally capture the carbonation. The result is a crisp and delightfully bitter pilsner with a crackery maltiness and subtle notes of fresh lime zest.
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metter98 from New York

4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass and some small patches of bubbles on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of spices are present in the nose - basil stands out in particular - along with hints of lime. The lime becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste follows the smell except that the citrusy flavors of lime are a bit stronger. There is a light- to medium amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The hops also seem to lend a bit of "bite" to the mouthfeel.
O: This was a very hop-forward pilsner and did a very good job at showcasing the aromas and flavors of the Motueka hops.

Serving type: can

Jul 25, 2020
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beerloserLI from New York

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden straw color with semi clarity and a big fluffy head of foam and nice lacing. Light malt on the nose but not overly floral. Hop forward on the initial few sips but they really don't overpower the base lager. Smooth on the flow with a nicely semi-bitter finish. Notes of bready malt, grass, wheat, flower, and mixed spices. A light/moderate body that does not sway towards watery at all. Light and crisp with good snap and the hops seem to play perfectly.

Overall, I'm not that into hoppy lagers but this one is pretty damn nice.

Jul 19, 2020
Utopos from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 6 ratings