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RATINGS: 1146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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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4.3
   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 thats 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (5413) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wombat23 (544) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cool_Bond (2263) - 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 l @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanscourt (1357) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Very sweet candy like flavor. Almost a barley wine. Reddish colored. Had at brewery

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2629) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Deep, rich, complex. Caramel, dark and dried fruits, spices, bread. Finishes sweet but not cloying.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fujimo2000 (79) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Pours copper with almost no lacing. Smell is plum. Taste is velvety smooth with a little sweet finish. Wonderful beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (816) - ITALY - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle. Hazy orange, off-white head. Caramel and dried fruits aroma, yeasty. Caramel sweet flavour, fruity, hoppy , yeasts. Great body

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blahbobbyblah (65) - Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Friday. A large, strong bottle of beer while the wife and I go over house plans. Her strategy of getting some changes made that might very well work. Hard to resist a strong Belgium. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (1160) - , Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2016
bomber to glass; not a ton of experience in this style but will be trying more - one word; caramel - that was prevalent everywhere and I enjoyed it; not much dark fruit. will try again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2016
750ml bottle pours out a amber color topped with a tan head. Nose is a nice belg sweetness pit fruit vanilla and a heavy malt. Taste is toffee caramel pit fruit sweetness and nice belg yeast notes.


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