Last spring i was lucky enough to hear a panel about the Grimm Brothers Brewhouse given by their marketing manager and owner. They have some really cool ideas on how they run and market their little brewery in Loveland, CO. Just look at the label on the beer, who cares whats in side the logo is just plain cool looking.
All of there bears are brewed German style, which i’ll admit, I’m not the biggest fan of German style beer, however the few i have had from Grimm brothers I’ve enjoyed.
The Griffin is a Hefewizen, which means it’s a wheat beer. In the past I’ve been hesitant to drink or even review wheat beers because many of them are so similar its hard to come up with something to say about them other than ‘yep that sure is a wheat beer. This last summer though I’ve been having a love affair with wheat beers so i was excited to see how Grimm Bros. did their take on it.
The beer is light and very crisp. As soon as you take a sip its extremely refreshing. Right off the bat your hit with some lemony citrus notes. The citrus is slightly sweet but not overly sweet.
It finishes with a standard mildly spiced wheat beer taste, however I’d like to mention that the wheat flavor is incredibly well balanced and nothing is off about it at all.
This beer is mad unfiltered, you can see tons of yeast at the bottom, and when poured into your glass with the rest of the beer. I had about half the bottle without the yeast mixed in and the second half with the yeast mixed in. The yeast actually seems to round out this beer even more so than it was before.
All and all this is a really refreshing extremely balanced Hefewizen, Grimm Bros, just did beer better than the beer it was biased on. Awesome!
The Griffin by Grimm Brothers Brewhouse – (9.5/10)