Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
German Pilsner
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4.04 | pDev: 6.68%
Sep 23, 2022
Jun 28, 2020
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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Rated: 4.5 by festizio from California

Sep 23, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
The gentle pour to attempt to empty a pint can into a clear glass Imperial pint mug fails because of the foamy mess that builds on top of the liquid. Unfortunately, this is becoming a far too frequent occurrence during a beer drinking experience. Not only does the mess expand seemingly endlessly. It's unattractive. Stark white in color, it almost always recedes unevenly and leaves irregular glass lacing that almost looks like some sort of mold. Often, it foretells a beer with an off taste and a thin body. The liquid is a thin amber color. The smell here is undefined and weak, further raising concerns about this one. Pilsners bodies are expected to be light, but this one is very light. So is any taste of malt or some other starch to balance the hop bite. It drinks mildly hoppy until the finish, when they provide a reasonable bitter bite. But, without a contrasting flavor, or at least a little body, that's not enough. Double Decoction Mashed doesn't seem to have had much of a positive effect here. The brewer's description of "crackery maltiness" is a misrepresentation. They do get the hop description fair enough. Let's hope this isn't the trend for the modern American Pilsner.
Aug 28, 2022
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Lasting moderate head. Nice blankets for lace. Gold color with a light green hue and minor haze.

Soft and sweet aroma of pilsner malts. Light but appropriately floral hop nose. A very good start.

The start is malty but the hop harshly kicks in leaving the expected profile behind. The body and carbonation are within expectations. The finish and aftertaste are strictly bitter, a harsh ending.
May 16, 2021
Rated: 4.13 by caffeinelogic from New York

Mar 19, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Aug 26, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.12/5  rDev +2%
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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Reviewed by beerloserLI from New York

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
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
Rated: 4.09 by hoponit from New York

Jul 12, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by alexsergio from New York

Jun 28, 2020
Utopos from Grimm Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 9 ratings