Grimm Action/Adventure

This was the brew that I had at Whole Foods. I’ve never had anything from this brewery, so I was really excited to try this one. Let’s see how it was.

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ABV: 5%

Style: Gose

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Action/Adventure is our lichtenhainer, a near extinct German-style smoked sour ale. As intimidating as that may sound, this wheaty, hazy-golden beer is actually a quenching, lightly tart summertime treat with a bit of smoke in the background — Grimm’s idea of a lawnmower beer! We picture you unwinding with a glass at a backyard cookout on a hot August night. Recommended for fans of Gose, Berliner Weisse, and Grätzer. Action/Adventure is brewed with cherrywood-smoked malt to balance the lactic tartness. We made use of wild lactobacillus that naturally occurs on grain to sour our wort overnight. In the pictures below, you can see the bags of crushed grain on their way into the kettle.”

Random: I was never a big fan of Grimm’s fairy tales.

This beer poured with half a finger of white head that was very quick to dissipate and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy orange with heavy carbonation visible, despite the cloudiness. The nose was tart with orange with a hint of smoke and some wood as well. The taste was really interesting. It started with some tartness and then transitioned into some smoke wood and then a hint yeast. Despite the really strong flavors, the body was really light with high carbonation. It had a long finish with smoke and yeast. This was definitely one of the more interesting beers that I’ve had in a long time and would definitely have it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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