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RATINGS: 1152   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2005 Tasted right after Westy 12, which I had expected was going to blow this beer out of the water, but was pleasantly surprised to find that it did not. Not only did I find this fruity, slighlty sour, complexly malty beer delicious, but it legitimately competed with Westy as to which was the better beer. Dark amber pour with minimal head. Aroma is of yeast esters -- lots of spice, clove, nutmeg, banana, dried cherries, raisins, etc. Malty, bready flavor with a slight roast to it. Incredible yeast ester profile. Everything that’s in big trappists is there. Banana, clove, citrus, raisin, dates, figs, dried cherries. In addition, there is a good amount of chocolate malt and some serious roast to it. There is a slight background sourness that helps balance the beer very nicely. Dry finish. Solid beer, even without the Westy hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2016
A very nice brew, opened for a littlebit of a special occasion. The whole company did enjoy this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Draft. Pours amber orange with a white head. Rich Belgian yeasty base, peach and marmalade-like fruity notes, some caramel, and light baking spice. Sweet and yeasty finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2468) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2016
Backlog bottle shared from 2014. Sweet nose with caramelized fruit, apricot, prune and cooked apples. Cacao on the palate with some spice. Sweet, but drier towards the finish. Light body for the abv. Soft mouthfeel. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle at cropredy 2016 day 3....thanks to Fin Dark brown.. Thin tan.. Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Bready fruits .. Soft juicyy fruit.. Soft toffee fruit.. Rich bready

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie we had this at Fairports Annual Reunion Festival, Cropredy Saturday 13th August 2016 Pours copper with an off-white head. This is soft in the mouth, very easy drinking. A tiny bit metallic on the nose but with some spice and sweaty leather. Chocolate a bit of leather and tobacco and some caramel a bit bready and with spice again, smooth and pleasant but I wouldn’t get too excited, it’s nice. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (1198) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Pours a clear redish-brown. A strong deal fruit malt aroma. A strong prune, raisin, dark fruit malt and caramel taste. A lingering sweet dark fruit malt aftertaste, but not too sour or strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, and a little booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (5528) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2016
750 ml bottle at Staffan47, thanks! Brownish amber with off white head. Aroma has ripe fruits, bready biscuity malt, slight vinous notes and slight spice. Taste is medium sweet without being cloying, dark caramel, dried fruits, plums, bready biscuity malts and spice. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wombat23 (698) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Draft at the source on 6/30/2016. Clear dark copper with a light beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, plum, cherry notes, Belgian yeast, spice. Taste is dark fruits, caramel, spice, and nuts. Finish is a bit sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cool_Bond (2321) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2016
Scent of fruitiness and spices. Dark fruit, lightly spiced, caramel and raisins in a little scent. Okay bitter, almost a little sour and fills the upper part of the mouth for a long time. Had higher expectations of this beer. OK to drink. Bottled 1 August 2014. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

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