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RATINGS: 1040   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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AleSmith Grand Cru really needs to be tasted to be truly appreciated. Toasty, caramelly flavors, as well as flavors imparted by the Belgian yeast strain, predominate over a tapestry of subtle nuances. Winner of the blue ribbon at the 1999 California State Fair, it is a thing of beauty. It is available in 750 ml. champagne bottles. Appearance: Crystal clear (when served properly), with a toast-brown color. Flavor: Starts with the tangy flavor of our championship Belgian yeast, then fades to a medium-light flavor of vanilla, caramel and chocolate. Finishes dry and well-balanced with a slightly toasty flavor. Aroma: Vanilla and chocolate aromas predominate, along with the Belgian yeast characteristics. Mouthfeel (body/texture): Clean and crisp, medium-bodied. Warmth from the high alcohol content makes it feel like a fine wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redbeard3 (107) - - MAY 3, 2014
Aroma is belgian yeast and has a hint of booze. Flavors of vanilla, caramel that are deep and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vlan1 (194) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle pours a dark brown with small tan head. Smells of brown sugar and dried plums along with a hint of spice. Taste is toffee, dark fruit and a hint of cloves. Absolutely sublime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6191) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bomber. Rich amber pour with minimal head. Raisin, caramel, mild chocolate. Mild yeast. This is excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2014
Strong alcoholic of alcohol. There is a strong flavor of caramel, alcohol, grapes, vanilla, light chocolate, and more. The flavor changes as it warms. Very satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiveacestx (591) - Texas, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle (over a year old) to a trappist glass - rusty brown with a beige head. Has a champagne aroma and an initial smoked toffee taste. Hints of dark fruit (plum) and caramel. Medium body and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (547) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 28, 2014
Color caoba algo turbio con espuma color crema. Aromas de frutas confitadas En boca es afrutada y dulce con un final suave y ligero, aunque el regusto es largo e igualmente afrutado y dulce. Muy rica.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkopen (832) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
750 ml bottle. Hazy reddish brown colour, thin light beige head. Sweetish aroma of dried fruits and caramel malt, with notes of spices and sour berries. The flavour is toasted malty, with berries and dried fruits, a little caramel sweetness, and a spicy finish with warming alcohol. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
An amazing ale. Pours a rich toffee color.. Aromas are bubblegum, Belgian yeast, grapes. Flavors follow suit. This is an incredible beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prokroustis (686) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAR 10, 2014
Clear, dark red colour with an off white head. Strong, spicy and relatively sweet malty aroma with caramel, butter, cinammon, cloves, some vanilla. Medium body with low carbonation. Raisin, caramel, berries, toast, brown sugar, some vanilla in the warming flavour, alcohol is barely noticeable. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (7372) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein minimal trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, alkoholisch, belgische Hefe. Geschmack sehr malzig alkoholisch, fruchtig, würzig

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