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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Once upon a time in the ancient city of Düsseldorf, monks perfected a style of brewing that used the top-fermenting yeast of an ale and the cold conditioning of a lager. The result was a clean-tasting, full-bodied ale, known as altbier, At Grimm Brothers, we’ve crafted our own version of an altbier from specialty malts and the finest European and American hops. Like its namesake, Little Red Cap is copper-colored and alluringly sweet. But don’t be fooled – there’s some sass hidden under that hood. Big bad wolves beware!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1432) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
I had this one in a cool can along the side of the last stage of the 2014 US Pro Challenge going over lookout Mountain. It was a good beer to have with a turkey sandwich on a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (3545) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 11, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Comes reddish brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, fruit, grain, and a bit of hops. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1429) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Can at Euclid hall. Pours red colored with a one finger white to off white head. Aroma is floral with some nice fruits coming through. Flavor follows this closely with a crisp hop finish it seems, very floral notes, and some fruits galore going on here. Light bodied and goes down very easy. Not really in the Altbier traditional style, but a pretty decent beer bordering on the session ale side.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UncleKorm (844) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle poured a slightly hazed brown hue w/ a big frothy tan head diminishing to a thin cap. Moderate roast aromas. Initial flavor light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are pine, toast, caramel, and grass. Medium bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1309) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2014
12 oz can. Pours slightly hazy ruby amber with a small off white head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is toasted caramel malts with a little roast.

The flavor is sweet, toasted caramel malts and a little apple with some roast and a lot of bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, decent alt - toasted caramel and toffee malts with quite a bit of hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7933) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Bottle or can at CBC reception, April 8 2014.
Light hazy copper color, small off-white head. Hoppy, caramel scent. Malty, grainy, bitter taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, high bitterness. Grainy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swanmann (605) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
From the bottle: Nice brilliant amber color with red tones, about an inch of light tan head settles with no lacing. Aromas caramel, toffee, and a bit of fruit like cherry or current. The flavor is sweet and toasty, nice caramel down th middle with some toasty bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with some crisp carbonation. Darker and maltier, in my opinion, than some alts... I likey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3036) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 This is a very nice alt. Malty with a medium body and sweet aftertaste. Tried with the parents at the Mayor of Old Town in Ft. Collins in 2013. Tried again in 2014 courtesy of Brandon and Monica. Hoppier than most alt beers, but its a nice bite.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fcjack1 (162) - Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
On tap at the tavern (Greeley, CO.) Nice amber color. Very little head. Nice malty taste. Pretty balanced beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defensemaster (30) - GERMANY - OCT 26, 2013
Grimm Brothers' Little Red Cap exhibits a dark copper color and has a nice, dry finish. ---Cheers until next time! DMSR

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