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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mensch (265) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2011
OK, I think I kinda like this one. Dark copper with a lasting creamy topper. Clove, pepper and brown sugar lead the stampede of aroma out of the glass. Rich fruit greets my tastebuds; shake hands with plum, raison and some slightly overcooked english toffee. A note of sherry plays in the background. Chewy, long and complex finish. Glorious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (126) - - MAY 25, 2015
Served on tap at Alesmith. Amber color white head. Sweets let aroma. Heavy body. Alcohol, sweet, and plum flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nudiebear (212) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle at bar. Shared with Meilby. Poured a light brown with white head. Nose has prune, raisins and sweet chocolate, slight Grand Marnier. Taste is tickling the throat, sweet and delicious. Low carbonation. Clean palate with lingering liqueur notes. Excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dodskenta (64) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle shared with friend. Pours a brownish red with a small off-white head that stays for long. Big toffee, malty, vanilla, banana candy aroma. Flavour is pretty much the same, big sweetness, malty, banana, yeasty. Big mouthfeel, chewy, with a long and nice aftertaste. Good stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (2034) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Ölföreningens julölsprovning 2014. Smak och doft av torkad frukt, malt, brunt socker, honung. Fruktig, rund och len, välbalanserad, komplexa smaker, fin beska. Gott!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1351) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours a transparent amber with a thin layer of light tan head. Aroma of caramel, sugar, dark fruits. Taste is very smooth, caramel, some vanilla, slight booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1007) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2015
medium dark red brown. Aroma cherries markers, brown sugar. Tastes raisins grapes light grains. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KoNrRiI (696) - Århus, DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
0.75 bottle with 10.0% ABV. Clear, crimson color and a medium, off-white head leaving no lacing. Sweet, complex aroma of toast, nuts, yeasts, butter, caramel, fruits, and a delicate vanilla. Taste is full of malts, spices, again vanilla, some Belgian yeasts, subtle hints of alcohol, candied fruits - complex and ravishing. Medium body, oily texture, and average carbonation. Finish is still sweet although drier, introduces chocolate, more malts, esters lose potency but also become more refined, alcohol can be felt only delicately. All things considered, this is a phenomenal beer - certainly worth recommendation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3879) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle thanks to Ibrew2or3 shared at Anchorage Apr ’15 Tasting: Poured brown with a beige head. Aroma is dark fruits, yeast esters, sweet caramel malt, and light vanilla. Alcohol burn hits you at first with caramel malts and toasty finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 4, 2015
dark brown colour with reddish notes, 1 inch slightly yellowish off-white head; aroma of herbal notes, raisin, belgian yeast, caramel, hints of apple, spicy and slight alcoholic notes; taste of syrupy sweetness which is perfectly ballanced by bitterness, and supported by raisin and herbal notes as well as spicy alcohol;full bodied Belgian Strong Ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1475) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
31.12.2014. Clear dark amber or cherry color. Aroma of yeast, dried fruits, cherry, alcohol. Taste is smoorh, soft carbonation, sophisticated, cherry, bittersweet, malts.

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