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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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4.2
osprey77 (2) - Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2011 does not count
Great alt, nice and hoppy to balance out the malt. Very enjoyable and extremely drinkable.

2.8
dnstone (3485) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Light malt aroma. Golden in color with white head. Fairly malty and earthy.

3.5
3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2011 draft. soft minerallic yeast phenols and delicate red apple / caramel Vienna-like malt. medium hop bitterness, medium acid, frothy and firm carbonation and body. nicely nuanced.

3.1
onceblind (10290) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Tap @ brewery. Clear copper in color, with a fruity biscuity aroma of bread dough, nuttiness, and light toffee. Taste was very clean but a little light on the body. Flavor held some nice biscuity yeasty tones, light caramel, with a small alcoholic heat effect...not a high alcohol beer, but it feels bigger than it is. Pretty flavorful and warming, even when served cold--interesting. I didn’t get much hop flavor though, just balancing hop bitterness.

3.3
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2011
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, and toasted grain. Flavor of caramel, florals, citrus, bread, and nuts.

3.6
notalush (5909) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Tap at the brewery - it’s hard to do an alt - these guys have done a good job - just enough dry, toasty, almost nutty malt to keep things interesting - however, it is fairly aggressively hopped for the style, leaving a nice, crisp, floral bitterness on the palate - just a touch of caramelized sugar sweetness - the dry, toasty, nutty malt is just enough to showcase the crisp hop character - nicely balanced and very quaffable.

3.2
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2010
On tap at ACBF. Pours a dark gold with light foam. Initially tastes mild with a slightly aged quality. Aftertastes is hoppier than expected, slightly spicy hop flavors.

3.4
cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2012 Tap @ brewery. Normal version. Cloudy, orangish brown appearance with an off white head. Earthy hoppy, toasty, mild caramel malty aroma. Caramel, toffee malty, earthy, grassy hoppy flavor with a slightly bitter, grassy finish. Pretty hoppy for an altbier but a nice, session ale nonetheless. Fresh hopped version. Somewhat more assertive aroma- more grassy, slightly piney hops. Flavor is also a little more potent on the hop side unsurprisingly. A little more bitterness, fresh grassy, mildly piney hoppy flavor. Interesting take.

3.5
bhensonb (15601) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Tap at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids. Pours dark amber with a foamy beige head. Light caramel aroma. Med body; mild carbonation. Dark caramel flavor with a fair amount of bitter. Tends toward astringent. Very nice beer.

3.4
JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Sample at the brewery on 9/16/10. Pours a clear amber with a thin beige head. Malty nose with caramel, bread and noble hops. Malty and bready flavor with an earthy hop finish that has some spiciness to it, almost like rye bread.


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