Grimm Golden Hour
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
GOLDEN HOUR is the light at the end of the tunnel. Following in the authentic tradition of Belgian saisons, ours is dry and spritzy with a billowy white head of Belgian lace. For local terroir, we use spelt grown in Upstate NY and malted by our friend Andrea Stanley at Valley Malt. With its subtle nutty flavor, the spelt combines beautifully with the spiciness of our favorite farmhouse yeast and the refined, pungent aromas of German Tettnang and Hallertau hops. Golden Hour is a beer for those seeking respite from the winter doldrums.

tbelczak's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tbelczak (9) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours hazy golden with moderate frothy white head which fades quickly. Aroma is light citrus (lemon), spicy yeast, earthy tartness, and low floral hops. Flavor is biscuity/grainy malt with slight funk and initial medium-high bitterness. Medium-low floral hops. Moderate tartness. Medium-full body with medium carbonation. Dry finish and long aggressive bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsandman (1091) - New York, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Logging from the archive - on tap @ Pig Beach in Gowanus, 6/7/15. Pours a mostly clear straw color, med white head. Aroma is grain, wheat, lemon, citrus, spelt, pepper / light spices. Flavor is much of the same, dry grain. Light/med body, well balanced / drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (19368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
Tasting at Mattís
Murky blond color, small head, not inviting. Fruity aroma, sour. Overly carbonated; extreme astringent flavor, dirty, yeasty, with excessive bitterness, covering any fruity character.
Dirty and almost undrinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12904) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle - Light soured pale malts. Cloudy yellow gold. Sweet and lightly tart ale, some light fruity esters and banana. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy pale golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma brings out farmhouse notes, yeast, and dry floral notes. Flavour is earthy and yeasty, with farmhouse yeast, thick yeast soup and more yeast. Sounds bad as I describe it, but itís rather nice. Dry, earthy and yeasty finish. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours a very hazy pale straw gold with a moderate white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. Pleasant aroma of fruity & spicy Belgian yeast (some of this may be contributed by the spelt, Iím not sure on that). The flavor is pronounced fruity Belgian yeast with a nice spiciness to it as well (which again could be the spelt, Iím not sure). Tart but not sour. Light-medium bodied. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3612) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a dissipating white head that leaves good lace. Aroma of nice farmhouse yeast with lemon esters, hay, and slight wheat. Taste follows with a hint of earth and funk, slight bitterness. Bubbly carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle at Brouwerij Lane. Pours yellow gold with white head. Nose and taste of spelt, funk, lemongrass, honey and lemon malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (698) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Draft from St. Gambrinus. Cloudy, pale hay color in glass. Smell is french bread, lemon zest, and well kept barn. Earthy. A little funk. Taste has some pepper, but mostly a pleasant yeastiness with citrus brightness. Bitterness is there, but does not linger. Light on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5474) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours a very hazy, almost whitish golden with a white head. Aroma is slight funk with fruitiness and strange grains. I donít really know what spelt is supposed to be about, but this comes off as a nice saison with small amounts of funk, but a hefty amount of fruitiness, with just a bit of spice.

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