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RATINGS: 1091   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1261) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin white head. Smell is alcohol up front. Peppery spices taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2456) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Tap. Brewdog, Leeds. Clear, dark copper. Off white head, most of which sticks to the glass. Soft, red fruit, light spicy malts. White chocolate. Hint of cassis in there. Quite heady. Taste is cherry chocolate sweet, turning spicy dry. Body is medium to full. A bit boozy. Finishes boozy sweet, turning spicy dry. Heady stuff. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (1167) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 4, 2015
Bue à la pression. Ambrée foncée, arômes de caramel et de vanille bien équilibrés. Alcool bien dosé, finale plutot sèche et équilibrée.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2485) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Flaska från Brill via SB drucken med ölföreningen. Provade först en 2011 som var lite sur och smakade kartong. Bytte den mot en färsk som var mycket trevligare. Söt lätt syrlig stor belgisk strong ale i US-tappning. Söta estriga smaker av kanderad frukt och smågodis men med en massiv kropp som fyller ut och rundar estrigheten riktigt bra. Mandelmassa, honung, torkad frukt. Sedan en lätt körsbärsyrlighet med lite kärnbeska och en aning färskt trä. Komplex och riktigt god.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (1313) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a dark cherry amber with a slight head the aroma is a strong sherry and the taste is a bitter sweet taste that resonates cherry

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
veronneaupy (234) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
750mL 2012. Au nez, on sent le jus de pomme brute, le caramel et noisettes. En bouche, on goute le grain, les noix, les amandes, le caramel, les micro-bulles et la poussière! En finale, on goute un sucre brun, caramélisé, bonbons à la réglisse noir (légèrement) et le sucre d’orge... Un très beau vieillissement!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (863) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2014
On tap at TJs. Dark reddish brown pour, tan head. Caramel, cherry, apple, cereal, orange peel, toast, banana, alcohol. Moderately sweet. Lightly bitter and tart. Full bodied with a little carbonation. Excellent sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmyohane (73) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Aroma has plums, vanilla, pear, caramel malts, belgian yeast. Pours hazy fark brown color, minimal head, beautiful lacing. Taste has heavy sweetness that turns into medium bitterness, alcohol is present. Full body, minimal carbonation. Overall an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABT_S54 (265) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
75cl bottle served in a Prearis glass. Pours a wonderful translucent dark brown colour with a bubbly off white head which lasts well. Aroma is spicy, yeasty and dark fruits. Taste is hugely complex with sweet fruit preserve, toffee and malty spiciness giving way to a late bitterness. Medium mouthfeel but perfect for the style with good carbonation. Exactly what you would expect for a Belgian style beer brewed the American way. All the subtleness and well balanced flavours of a Belgian ale cranked up to 11.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmanock (28) - - DEC 12, 2014
fantastic and easy drinking. bready, molasses aroma. taste is of fruitcake, candied dark fruits, marzipan, caramel apple, and chocolate covered orange peel. slight citrusy aroma and taste from the yeast. not extremely yeasty, but not very dark-malt dominated either. very complex and interesting beer. strong, but still displays a light character, ie., not overly sticky, toasted, alcoholic, hoppy, or wine-y.

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