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Grimm Brothers Little Red Cap



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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1964) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Sample at the Estes Park Winter Festival. Bronze color, with a big, foamy, tan head. Butterscotch and toffee up front, with some resinous hops and bread dough in the finish. Sweet, with an underlying bitterness. Medium body, chalky, and smooth. This is a pretty good example. Good maltiness, but a little overhopped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7404) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Grand Junction, CO - College Liquors - 12 oz can. Dark copper, slightly hazy pour with a tight snow white head. Aroma has some peanut shells, a touch of toffee. Earthy flavor, a touch of mint, some light subtle citrus bitterness. Clean, even mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5773) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Sampled at the brewery, 11/24/15. Amber-orange pour. Streaky lacing. Citrus hop, some bready and caramel flavors. Spice comes through as well. Average to lively carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bill Becker (818) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 4, 2015
2 ounce can. Pours a clear copper colour with a small head of foam that shrinks quickly but not entirely. Lacing is pretty good. It smells pretty hoppy but underneath, I get a notable aroma of caramel malt. Taste wise, it’s pretty much 50-50 with the sweet vs the bitter. Except in the finish where it is decidedly bitter. The sweet isn’t all that sweet either. More of a semi sweet flavour that I would usually associate with something like molasses. There’s also a hint or 2 of onion or something vegetal, like what you get in some of the IPAs. A bit distracting that is. Good mouthfeel. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Sample at the Great Nebraska Beer Festival. Clear amber brown color, tan head. Aroma of lightly burnt caramel. Taste is earthy caramel. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zoucrew102 (1415) - - JUL 10, 2015
Can. Floral, grassy aroma with caramel and some hops. Pours reddish-amber colored with a large tan head, dispersing quickly, as well as decent retention and some lacing. Starts with floral/grassy notes with a bit of caramel. Finishes dry but fairly smooth with piney hop bitterness sticking to the palate afterward. Drinkable brew, not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (1712) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Can. A- Malty, spices, cereal, subtle caramel. A- Brown color, murky liquid, tan head. T- Malty, spices, bread, earthy, subtle banana, roasty, cereal. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, O- Quite malty and lots of spice. I was expecting some nuttiness to it but not was present and instead there was a hint of banana. Middle of the road beer. Looks like sewage water too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (5628) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2015
12oz can. Poured a clear mahogany brown under a smaller creamy light beige head. Aroma is nutty, bread, dough, earthy, wet tree branches. Flavor is dough, earth, wet bark, rotting flower stem. Meh

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (2324) - 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 (5518) - 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.

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