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RATINGS: 1086   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
veronneaupy (222) - 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 (841) - 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 (69) - 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 (256) - 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 (27) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3353) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle bought through brill & Co. Pours goldenish brown with a creamy frothy goldenish offwhite head that leaves some thick trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and slightly estery with oatmeal, caramel, baked pears, apples, marzipan, dry soil, hay and lemon zest. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, malty and estery with oatmeal, caramel, toffee, apples, pears, marzipan, soil, hay, lemon zest and alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny tart and near full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, tiny sour, malty and estery with oatmeal, bread, apples, pears, hay, dry soil and lemon zest. Nicely balanced!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2517) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
On tap at their tasting room. Pours a clear copper with a thin tan head. Aroma is caramel raisins. Flavor follows and is really sweet. Dark fruits. Some slight tartness on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3415) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Piwo dobre z rangi Grand Cru, ale wydaje mi sie ze takie nie jest. Elegancka butelka lakierowana cacy ale srednia i opadajaca blyskawicznie pianka. Alkohol naszczescie ukryty. Kolor bordowy ale Grand Cru z Belgii to inna klasa. W smaku sliwka porzeczki nieco malim i powidel sliwkowych, do tego such piernik i rodzynki w rumie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1312) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2014
light beige head leaves minimal lacing. red brown colour. aroma is toffee, caramel, raisins, figs, dates, yeasty, bit peppery. taste is really rich toffee, caramel, raisins, figs, dates, marmelade aftertaste is sweet but also a bitterness like roasted malts. medium body and carbonation. very enjoyable sipper. bottle 75cl

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3957) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
750ml bottle @jookos, thanks! Copper color, thin white head. Alcohol soaked dried fruits in aroma, raisins. Flavor has bready malt, dark fruits, sweetness, raisins and plums. Heavy stuff. Quite boozy.

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