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Grimm Brothers Once Upon A Time

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Brewed for Boulder SourFest 2011 and 2012. Brettanomyces blended hefeweizen fermented in wine barrels from DeBacq Canyon Winery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Machinari_Diem (58) - - FEB 24, 2014
Pours fairly clear golden color. Very little head. Aroma smells strongly of oak with Brett funk coming in after. Flavor is strong wine barrel oak ones that contributes a tart twang to the flavor. Brett and lambic yeasts dance across the tongue. Some bitterness comes through but at 10 IBUs, I assume it's from the barrel aging. Spiciness through the finish - rye malt used. Slight tart astringency lingers at the tip of the tongue. Mild carbonation and a medium bodied mouthfeel match up well so the taste lingers but does not stick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaerey (2) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
Good profile but felt a little flat. Good Brett flavor overall. Best of the breweries offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Pour on tap at the Avery Sourfest 2012, hazy orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought some citrus, oak, earthy tones, slight brett in there mixing into a bit of vanilla, slight grass, spicy yeast notes in there. Taste is slightly oaky, bretty notes are fairly hidden into a bit of tart lemon, slight citrus, orange peel, and grass, finishing fairly bitter, slightly tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2554) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2013
On tap at Black Bottle Brewery. 5%, 10 IBU. Gold and hazy with a white head. Tart, sour, light fruity aroma. Similar flavor, nice pucker with a light body and a smooth feel. Tasty and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
On tap at 4th Annual Avery Sour Fest poured a hazy gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of wheat, straw, earthiness, horseblanket and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, straw, oak and citrus with a crisp dry lingering oak finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
(Draught) Pours a cloudy dirty orange body with a small white head. Aroma of lemon, earth, biscuit, pear, and orange. Flavor of banana, lemon, bread, and brett with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
@ 2012 Avery SourFest. Murky tarnished copper/gold, no head. Weird aroma of wheat and clove with funky yeast, metal, and subtly sour barrels. Taste was eccentric and wheaty, with notes of clove and banana with citrus notes on the sour funky yeast. It all comes together in a really tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Tap at Avery Sour Fest 3. Pours hazy orange with a small, bubbly off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is floral and earthy hops, apple, peach, pear, and apricot esters, cookie malt and oak notes. Flavor is tart, funky fruit, grainy and husky malt, light bitterness, oak, and a very dry finish. Medium body, medium-low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowjohn (8) - Boulder, USA - JUN 12, 2012 does not count
Tap @ Boulder SourFest. From notes. Pours quite hazy, like a weissbier, but with the signature brettanomyces affect of clumps of carbonation collecting at the surface in random ways. Aroma is sharp, citrusy, grassy (hay-like), and leathery. The taste was not as impressive as the aroma: bretty leather-funk and citrus/tart, a faint grassy character, and dry astringency. A fine beer, but not one that sticks out from the fest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (2881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Tap at 3rd Annual Boulder SourFest (06-02-2012). Poured a hazy, pale orange with a small white head. Smell is wheat, biscuit, fermented fruit, and light citrus. Body is light with soft carbonation. Taste is citrus, light sourness, biscuit, wheat, but I’m not picking up much hefeweizen in the flavor at all. Meh.

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