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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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3.1
williamstome (2011) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Amber pour, small off-white head. Aroma of nuts, toast, and fruit. Flavor is actually quite bitter, with a caramel and fruit backbone. Dry, astringent mouthfeel.

3.4
Dogbrick (13980) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2017
This brew is a clear brownish-mahogany color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily. Aroma of malt, hops and caramel. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, earthy hops and caramel. The finish is sweet with a roast malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

3
swesson (471) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2017
From a can. Pours amber and makes a thin off white head. Aroma is of roasted malt and biscuit. Taste is a bit metallic and malty. Not bad but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Capa (3493) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Deep copper with amber highlights. Malty, light spice, caramel, biscuit dough. Medium bodied. Nothing special just a nice alt.

3.3
GTAEgeek (2455) - 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.

3.4
PorterPounder (8313) - 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.

3.2
ben4321 (6769) - 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.

3.1
Bill Becker (1906) - 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.

3.3
Travlr (26198) - 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.

3.1
zoucrew102 (2145) - - 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.


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