Grimm Artisanal Ales
Air And Light (Dry Hopped Sour Ale Brewed With Tart Cherries)
American Wild Ale
New York
22oz, Single
Barely dusts the surface with bright white foam, salmon pinkish orange hued liquid, the widely dispersed tiny bubbles laze about, clear with marginal haziness. Controlled sour funkiness to the nose, hay, meadow grasses, smells like it could give you hay fever, peppery and tarry, mostly honeydew melon, pear, apple fruit scents, the cherry not prominent, at times gets close to grilled meat fat, especially as it warms. Medium-bodied, presents a pleasing carbonated tickle and overall has a dry mouth feel. More clarity here to the cherry fruit, particularly as residue, mixing in notes of melon, pineapple to star fruit. Retains that hay, straw character, almost its signature. Yet, too clean to get very earthy or funky. Comes close to a cleansing Indian mukhwas sort of lift. A touch of raw pie dough at the end. Unfortunately, the finish is dilute and the flavors taper off prematurely. Pleasing in a outdoors summer sipper sort of way, but not for those who want noticeable intensity in their sour ale.
3 out of 5