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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Once upon a time German beer was only deemed pure if it contained the four orthodox ingredients of brewing: water, barley, hops, and yeast. During this time, an ale known as Köttbusser was outlawed because it contained oats, honey, and molasses. Over the centuries since its prohibition, Köttbusser became a lost brewing style. At Grimm Brothers, we’ve resurrected this refreshing ale with a kiss of hops. You don’t need a magic mirror to know that Snowdrop is the fairest in the land. Recommended by dwarves everywhere!

alexandersh's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle; dull gold with sediment. Aroma bread and wheat; sweet. Flavor was somewhat dull and wheaty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (582) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 26, 2015
12 ounce can. It pours a hazy straw gold...looks like a Wit or a Hefe. Small head of foam subsides quickly leaving a ring around the glass. Minimal lacing. The smell is interesting. I get some sweet notes from the molasses and honey but I also get some smoke and a bit of lemon zest type of hoppiness. Man is this tasty. There’s an earthy quality that dominates. Yeah, there’s some sweet to it with the honey, a bit of sweet and bitter with the molasses, then there’s the smoke. Adds a nice dimension here but is far from being over done. Everything seems so in balance and that makes for a smooth drinker. Oh and I do get a hint or 2 of lemon zest in the finish. Deeper into the session and there is a definite nutty flavour going on. Fairly light with the body and carbonation. Smoooooth. This is really impressive. Kottbusser, eh? Welcome back!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarrettB (1253) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2015
August 20th, 2013 - I enjoyed the Grimm Brothers Snow Drop out of a plastic Coors Light cup, decorated with the Denver Broncos Logo, but not with the structure and shape that a good beer tasting and reviewing deserve. With that caveat included, this is a light yellow beer, faintly hazy, with a wall of bubbles slowly clambering up the inside of the glass like Wildlings scaling "The Wall." From the nose I get a touch of lemon sweetness, like a lemon drop, but not much else. I blame this on the vessel. Light and effervescent, the Snow Drop glides effortlessly across the tongue until the mid-taste where it flexes its flavor more powerfully, showing off wheat and a dry lemon, almost like a Meyer lemon, with a hoppy after taste and finish. Dry, crisp, and a little citrus - the Earl Grey of beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11512) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2015
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a cloudy yellow with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of wheat, bread and a hint of honey. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of wheat, light fruitiness and light honey with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rod1916 (5) - - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
Nitro version of snow drop is smoother and creamer than co2 version. A must try if available.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chacobella (52) - Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Comes across more Belgian than German. Maybe true to a kottbusser style but I’m not sure. Good after a hot day of yard work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4424) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Comes a somewhat cloudy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of malt, grass, and citrus. Taste is malt, grass, lemon, and wheat. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blairgus (3467) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
24 jan 2014, bottle. Light yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. Nose is straw malt. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Straw lager and faintly sweet. Honestly I'm bit finding any molasses or honey. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhclem (400) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Another drinkable Grimm Bros. ale. Light and refreshing with a decent bitter finish. I’m a bit confused over "wheat beer" as the style, when, according to the deScription, there is no wheat in it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Pint of bottle in Denver 2012. Hazy dark amber. Light head leaves a bit of lace. Good body. Light dust, banana and lemon.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defensemaster (30) - GERMANY - OCT 26, 2013
Grimm Brothers' Snow Drop has a pleasant amber appearance and a dry finish. ---Cheers until next time! DMSR

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