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RATINGS: 1130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned.
Grand Cru is a dark chestnut-colored Belgian-style Ale with vibrant fermentation aromas of fruity esters and spicy phenols. A sweet caramel malt, raisin, and plum-like character combines with the complex fermentation profile of our Belgian yeast strain and hints of bittersweet chocolate in the finish. Its full body and velvety mouthfeel make for a slow and satisfying drinking experience. Grand Cru is meant to be savored and will age nicely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Pours a dark golden brown color with tangerine edges and a two finger off-white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Sweet, slightly spicy aroma with prominent dark fruit esters and dark malt sweetness. Slightly herbal and medicinal with a touch of cough syrup, pepper and clove. Vinous fruit sweetness with grape, fig and raisin. Some Belgian candi sugar in there with caramel malt sweetness, toffee and toast. Fuller end of medium body with a more complex flavor profile than the nose hinted at. Soft carbonation with a nice balance of peppery spice, herbal/syrupy flavor, vinous fruit and dark malt sweetness. Peppery with some clove and faint piney hops. Very sweet and vinous with prominent fruity esters, notably grape, fig, raisin and other dark berries. Also, there’s some dark malt sweetness with hints of chocolate, caramel and toffee. Nicely balanced and the high ABV is excellently masked making beer a bit too easy to drink. Would never have guessed it was 10%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (687) - FRANCE - NOV 28, 2015
Pours clear copper with thin tan head. Nose is fruits, caramel, honey. Aromas are toasted malts, dark fruits, nuts, some butter and whisky notes. Average carbonation, medium body. Long bitter butterish finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2973) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
Maroon body, white head, not much retention. Poured into chalice. dried fruit, raisin, sweet yeast aroma. Taste is sweet, malty. Similar to a quad. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
A little sour with raisin flavor. Not the best. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kosmokrator (760) - ITALY - NOV 16, 2015
Limpido color ambrato con un bel cappello di schiuma beige. Aroma fruttato e fortemente caramellato, note pungenti e un po’ fenoliche; gusto mediamente rotondo, dolciastro, note di zucchero caramellato e un lieve tocco metallico nel finale. Meno corposa dell’atteso, frizzante, non eccessivamente morbida. Sinceramente mi aspettavo di più.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2746) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
sample, notes. dark copper amber colour slight hazy with a tanned head. nose of caramel malts, raisins, bread, and caramel biscuits. cloves and some dark forrest fruits in the back. fudgie, with some vanilla notice. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hallstein (393) - Skogn, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
Aroma of dark fruits, spicy dark bread, toffee, caramel. Flavors has much of the same. Spicy sweet malt, slight coffee, caramel, toffee and nice dark fruits. Quite good, but nothing out of the ordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (1707) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Nearly clear amber copper. Smells malty. Loads and loads of banana in a great way. Tasted at Elijah Ps Monsters of Beer festival.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (5143) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Backlog rating. Keg at BD Shoreditch, London. It pours a dark copper color with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet and lightly boozy. Light roasted notes, dark fruits, caramel, prunes, dates and toffee. Taste has more roasted malts, cocoa, toffee, dark fruits and burnt sugar. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, bold

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Aromas of plum, alcohol, clove, apple, caramel. Clear red-bronze with a mostly lasting off-white head. A little sweet, fruity, raisiny, pretty clean. Full bodied, warming.

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