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RATINGS: 1095   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (779) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 23, 2015
At Mad for Beer pub in Rome - Italy. Bottle. Courtesy of mortlach. Pours cloudy dark amber, frothy ivory head. Nose: syrup, caramel, honey. Mouth: big character, consistent, honey forward, medium-low carbonation. Far too sweet but lovely. Thank you mortlach. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
langeveld12 (295) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
Very fine brew with full body. Caramels, vanilla, vineous notes and sweet fruits like grape, raisin and plum. Mostly sweet but not overly, quite balanced and complex. I can drink this any day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8575) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/19/15] Draught at Alesmith in San Diego. Nice clear reddish amber. Nice aroma of cookies, caramel, malt, some fruitiness and a spicy hint. Sweet flavor with caramel, fruitiness, a spicy hint and alcohol. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (4231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle from Voldby Købmandsgaard - brown/sienna coloured pour with off-white head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, caramel, toffee, dark dried fruits, some spices, hides the abv well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niller (970) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle from Voldby. Pours reddish brown with an off-white head. Slightly sweet roasted taste of toffee, yeast, chocolate notes, alcohol. Full body. Low carbonation. Nice slightly roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1858) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Color is deep orange with frothy khaki head. Aroma of orange peel and caramel. Taste is sweet thick toffee. Lots of sticky brown sugar malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3068) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle. Chestnut red brown with tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, raisin, prune, dates. Taste of caramel, toffee, dried fruit. Sweet and quite bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidtjm (946) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2015
Tap at BrewDog Nottingham. Pour is amber with no head, aroma is fruity, caramel, strong alcohol. Taste is sweet, fruity, caramel, alcohol. Excellent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazy_cat_lady (241) - - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle from citybeer in SF. Dark reddish brown with off white head. Head dissipated pretty quickly. Aromas of cherries, brandy, toffee, caramel; similar flavours. Tastes like an AleSmith. Probably my favourite from all the brought back from SF.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bammers54 (86) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Draft, Brew Dog Birmingham, really well constructed barley wine style, quiet alcoholic on the taste, but with enough malt and hop to keep it balanced. Lots going on throughout start to finish, very well put together

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