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RATINGS: 1152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Rating #1543 - 20.03.2015 - Birthday Brew Tour - On tap @ Alesmith. Dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, decent retention.heavy on carbonation Aroma is quite fruity. Full bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Taste is ripened peaches, currant, raisin, spiciness. Extremely smooth finish and a lingering taste of sweet malt. Superb.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1125) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Chestnut brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity, bready, yeasty. Taste is a little candy, bread, fruit. Quite nice for the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (2966) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle from Belgium. Copper color, beige head. Bittersweet taste with citrus, toffee, yeast, caramel, nuts, raisins and malts. Bittersweet finish with citrus, toffee, nuts, yeast and malts. Exquisite Belgian strong.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1935) - Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2015
appearance: deep clear copper, short creamy light tan head shrinking quickly. aroma: treacle, toffee, raisin, plum, caramel, candi sugar. taste: brown sugar, caramel, raisin, plum, raspberry, light chocolate, hint of leather, candi sugar, yeast, candied orange. finish: light booze, lots of sweetness, fruity and sugary. notes: Big, sweet, malty, a little fruity, with well-hidden alcohol for the abv. Nice. Bottle from Sarah for Beerdvent 2015.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (889) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Bomber shared with the fellas....taste of caramel toffee raisins dark fruits and little Belgian yeast...a tad of chocolate comes in late....solid brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2464) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2015
Tap at alesmith, san diego. Dark mahogany brown color, tanned head. Sweet nose, cherries, fruits, some oak. Sweet balanced body, sweet fruits, some hops on the back. Long sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (4059) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2015
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Eastgate OH --- Clear amber brown color, beige head that drops to a solid cover, Taste is full-bodied caramel malt that moves through a lightly fizzed swallow, then turns toward bitter-sweet caramel to achieve balance. A sweet breww overall, but very well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle in the hotel. Pours clear amber, nose is toffee, caramel, vanilla, malty, taste is similar, sweet, dry, bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a veiled orange hazelnut brown with a short lived white head. Aroma is sweet, brown sugar, spice. Flavor is brown sugar, caramel, hazelnut. Finish is herbal, slightly oldish. Boozy notes. Medium to full body, velvety mouthfeel and weak to average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5048) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2015
bottle. Deep amber with one finger head. Big body. Fairly sweet with dark fruit, toffee. Just a hint of belgian spicing. On the boozy side. Slightly underwhelming -- Alesmith makes some kickass beers, this doesn’t seem to be one of them.


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