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RATINGS: 1007   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Bottle conditioned.
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (693) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle, shared by Chris - Thanks! Clear, chestnut brown pour. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, toffee and vanilla. Moderately sweet taste, very little bitterness. Full body, average carbonation. Overall: reminds me of pannepot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3022) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Awesome range. Pours dark reddish brown. Raisins, prunes. Not much head or anything. Reminds me of the Unibroue stuff. Booze is well-hidden here. Soft carbonation. Some sweet malt, thick but smooth texture. Bottle from Premier Gourmet.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sask89 (399) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours a deep amber colour, somewhat brownish with a thin tan head. Aroma is heavy in brown sugar, dates, prunes and, toasted malts with strong caramel and toffee scents. Taste is rich and sweet but closes with a slight bitterness, quite balanced. Full body, soft carbonation, and creamy on the palate. Overall a delicious and excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (1906) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark, small disc of carbonation and aroma of spicy caramel. Flavor is also spicy caramel, nuts & strong raisins.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark amber copper with a thin tight khaki head that fades to a thin film. Aroma has malt yeast and raisin faded banana and clove. Taste has some spice with clove raisin and banana pepper. Palate is thin slick fizzy and dry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (935) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Clear light ruby brown with medium creamy white head, lasting with lace. Aroma is fruity/belgian yeast, toasty, caramel, vanilla , sweet with a little alcohol- subtle and complex. Medium body, soft and rounded. Sweet, malty, fruity, just a little spice. Very nice balance. Pleasant alcohol warmth on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (471) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2013
very yeasty aroma, a little toasty/roasty, caramel. taste- a wine complex to it, much sweeter and softer than the aroma. caramel, a little dark fruit. Complex, continue to taste something new with each sip.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sikash (231) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Pours a light clear amber orange color with a off-white fizzy minimal head that doesn’t last too long. Aroma is maltiy, caramel, sour, pruney and yeasty. Flavor is sweet, fruity with a little malt and some alcoholic notes. Finish is bittersweet. Mouthfeel is sweet while carbonation is belowaverage. Overall this is a delicious beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2309) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle at BBS San Diego tasting. Aged for 3 years. Cloudy amber with a medium head. Aroma is caramel and wheat. Flavour is fizzy caramel, dark fruit on a lightly spiced bubbly finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1406) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Brilliant orange with mahogany to brown hues. Nose is sweet and fruity with cherry, plum, bready yeast, toasted biscuit, caramel candy and faint roasted malt. Flavor starts with sweet cherry and dark fruits and fades to a lightly yeasty dark bread/toast and finishes with a nice toasted malt/moderate nutty roast finish. Somewhat dry, but enough lingering sweetness. Light syrupy feel. Like Horny Devil, solid but a little sweet. Some quad character, some dubbel character.


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