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RATINGS: 1155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2006
Bottled - LCRBM2 - A mid brown coloured beer. The aroma is malty, hoppy and yeasty with a touch of caramel sweetness. The taste is just delicious. Iíve struggled with most American Belgians but this is lovely. Good malts, nice long spicy finish and great alcohol levels. A very very tasty beer that my words arenít doing justice to, but the overall 19/20 hopefully does.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2006
LCRBM2. Hazy chestnut colour with no head. Subtle sour aroma. Good toffee and good hops. Good raisin fruit. Citrus stops it being flabby. Hops are excellent. This took me a bit by surprise and I very much liked it. Went back for more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2006
750ml bottle. Aroma: Belgian yeast, caramel and light chocolate, a bit of woodiness with some vanilla. Nice strong malty aroma. Appearance: Light brownish in color (similar to an iced tea) and somewhat murky. Light tan head was full and rocky, but dissipated rapidly. Almost no lacing. Flavor: Strong bread note with a touch of toastiness. Lots of caramel flavor. Candi sugar and some dark fruits. A touch of vanilla. Very light sourness right before the finish. Strong alcohol presence that is a little hot. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Carbonation seemed a bit high to me. Semi-dry finish. Lots of alcohol warming in the back of my mouth. Overall: A very enjoyable beer, but alcohol seemed a bit high and mouthfeel a little low. Quite nice, nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12589) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2006
LCRBM2: Vinous aroma with grapes and raisin. Sweet, vinous flavor. Raisinny hoppy finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours murky orange brown with no head what so ever (like a barley wine). The aroma is fruit, citrus, belgian yeast and spices. The flavor is caramel, citrus, fruit, spices, and a mild hoppy bitter finish. Good body, smooth tasting, great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skortila (5342) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2006
[2nd Low Countries RateBeer meeting] (Rating No. 1500 :-) )Aroma is quite fruity and yeasty with some caramel malts. Hazy, orange-brown coloured with a lasting, medium, off-white head. Taste is moderate bitter, sweet, caramel malty, yeasty and some fruit. Good balance. Verywell brewed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a medium light tan head. Aroma was yeasty, some fruits, sugary malts. Flavor, a bit of alcohol, some candy sugar, sweet and rich. Quite nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Very molassasy/barleywine-like aroma. Floaties but no head at all. Taste has a little caramel, but actually finishes a little thin. Strange. A nice, sweet, but not heavy beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wish (14) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2006
2000 bottle. very tasty!!! This aged well in Odeedís beer fridge. Smooth like applejuice. You canít taste the alcohol, but I know itís loaded. Sweet & smooth. Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
snowden719 (130) - USA - AUG 31, 2006
pours brown, bit reddish in the light with a medium of white head. ARoma is malty, sugar, some roasted tones, belgian yeast, bit of candy sugar. Flavor is some coffee, roasted malt, bit of spice, some dark fruits, yeasty. Alcohol adds a nice warmth. Finish is medium length, maybe a bit longer. Not particularly bitter. Bit overly carbonated, not light in the mouthfeel, but not smooth like some other dark beers.

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