Sometimes, beers can be brewed that, while delicious, can have one prominent note without too much else to help it. That is not the case with Grimm Artisanal Ales (Brooklyn, New York) latest release, Lilt.
Back by popular demand, Lilt is a 6% ABV sour that perfectly balances the fruitness and funk. This ale begins as a golden sour ale that is aged in choice oak barrels. It is then refermented with Montmorency cherries, giving a crisp tartness.
Described as having an aroma reminiscent of cherry pie, spices, and the unmistakable leather smell from the brett, Lilt’s taste goes from sour brightness to the deeper flavors from the oak.
Even for a beer with a lower alcohol volume, aging this beer will help the flavors in the bottle evolve and marry overtime, creating something different every time you try it. Does that mean you need to buy more than one? I think yes.