Grimm Artisanal Ales

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Grimm Artisanal Ales
New York, United States
Ranked #20
Ranked #8,208
4.09 | pDev: 8.8%
Sep 10, 2023
May 21, 2021
An uncompromisingly traditional and authentic Bavarian style wheat beer — GRIMM WEISSE! We’re so excited for this beer because it is rare around these parts to have an opportunity to drink hefeweissbier that is both LEGIT and also FRESH! This can-conditioned, double decoction mashed beauty is the culmination of careful study and research — a refreshing new direction in our brewing practice. Grimm Weisse pours with a translucent yellow haze and is topped with a pillowy, meringue-like head that lingers above the rim of the glass. The nose is enticing, with complex aromas of spice, banana, and lemon. The flavor follows the nose with a subtle and rich wheat tartness that enhances the beer’s supreme drinkability.

Live yeast lees are present in the can — you can choose to decant the beer off of the yeast, or roll/swirl the yeast back into suspension. At Grimm our preference is to decant, leaving the final half-inch of beer in the bottom of the can with the lees.
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
My first time with this one, and it does not disappoint. Not quite as hazy as many others (yeah, i swirled despite the brewer's notes), and a quick-fading head. Typical aromas, but the flavors really surprised me in a nice way. Excellent wheat malt flavors Very balanced, with a fairly crisp, clean finish.
Sep 10, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by SpaethJam from New York

Aug 15, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by mart_qesanto from Massachusetts

Aug 15, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.44/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I had this on draft 7/17/23 @ the Hopleaf.

Mostly opaque orange appearance.

Nice off-white head; almost no lacing remained.

Banana & mild caramel notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Clove & banana flavors up front; mild booze heat notes on the finish.

Smelled better than it tasted; drinkable, but I won't seek it out again.
Jul 27, 2023
Rated: 3.95 by mdfb79 from New York

Jun 30, 2023
Rated: 4.11 by taigor from New York

May 11, 2023
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16 oz can. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head, nice lacing and lively carbonation. Aroma is of wheat malt, spices and bananas. Body is medium and smooth. Wheat malt, bananas, green apples and spices fill the mouth. Finish is long and semi-sweet. Good brew.
May 08, 2023
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Reviewed by SennFan

4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a 20oz Hefe glass from a can dated 2/15/23.

Light yellow/white color and appearance with an airy white foam head.

Beautiful and clean nose throughout the entire drink and has all the classic hefe characteristics but is a bit more laid back and easy drinking overall
Apr 24, 2023
Rated: 4 by smithj4 from New York

Apr 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.01/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
16oz can.
L: Hazy, pale orange colour with two fingers of head that has really low retention for a wheat beer.
S: Classic weissbier aromas but super light.
T: Lemon zest, yellow grapefruit, very spicy, loads of bubblegum but no banana and also, somewhat unwelcome, cyder vinegar. A sour wheat beer.
F: Surprisingly light body, almost watery, with moderate to high carbonation.
O: Based on the reviews, and this brewery’s reputation, I was expecting a totally different beer. Plenty of funk but way too thin and oddly acidic and, frankly, a wheat beer that can’t hold its head is just wrong. Canned 6 weeks ago so not old. Is this a duff batch?? My hunt to find a top-notch hefeweizen outside a German-speaking country continues.
Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 3.87 by Walnut from Missouri

Jan 10, 2023
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Reviewed by JokersAce

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Dry and crisp with a very frothy and sharply carbonated mouthfeel. Malty, wheaty, with aromatic notes of banana bread, caramel, and general breadiness but it is certainly not sweet. It's pretty good, definitely active fermentation going on which might not appeal to everyone as there are some slight off notes, but I'll attribute that as the intent and not a byproduct. Very well made and unique Weiss, and unique in its strivation for traditionality rather than any sort of gimmicks. Pouring it reveals and extremely large and robust head, which is indicative of an active fermentation. So it's pretty fresh and good that it's a primary fermentation and not a refermentation. The body is opaque medium light yellow like pineapple juice, with very active carbonation and bubbles. I'm not big on the traditional style but everything Grimm touches is gold.
Dec 25, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Dec 12, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by xungmound98 from New York

Oct 23, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 2022/04/22
Pours a huge foamy 4 finger head with fair retention, hazy med golden pale color

Nose lots of creamy doughy wheat, cake batter and a little buttercake, a little yeast with lots of raw dough, a bit of vanilla, a mild citrus ester, orange cake and mild perfumey potpourri and spice,

Taste mild sweet malt, quite doughy bready, vanilla and orange cake, fair citrus esters, touch of bubblegum, light bitterness, some sweet orange zest, touch of coriander and potpourri spice, cake batter and a touch yeasty, general spice phenol notes, drier mild sticky soft finish

Mouth is med bod, soft creamy, higher frothy effervescent carb

Overall pretty nice
Aug 07, 2022
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jul 17, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by biteme398 from New York

Jul 17, 2022
Rated: 3.83 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Jun 05, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Jun 03, 2022
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Rated by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

3.36/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Accidentally bought a 10/21 canning, so discount my review accordingly. YMMV.
Apr 26, 2022
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