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RATINGS: 1129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

ACHops' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1084) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2013
On tap @ Bambino’s. Pours dark brownish amber with thin head. Aroma is sweet slightly spicy caramel malt. Taste is big syrupy sweet caramel malt and mild Belgian yeast notes. Somewhat lacking nuance but this is a really solid beer. High abv is easily notable. Take on a full bottle of this at your own risk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with no head. The aroma is dark fruit, raisin, toast. Thin mouth, sweet fruit, toffee, touch of hop bitterness, light spice finish, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (1244) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2016
From a bottle. Mild rum and raison aroma, delicious and well balanced, not usually my favourite style but this was great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Draft at Bru Craft. Clear mahogany brown pour with no head at all. Plummy dark red fruit. Fairly juicy and very sweet but with a bit of spice on the end. Raisin brandy flambee. Glossy chocolate liquorice. Black currants. Homemade root beer. Vegemite. Anchovies. Worcestershire sauce. Merlot. Celery root. Bamboo shoots. Shittake mushrooms. Oyster sauce. Dark caramel toffees. The alcohol feels more prominent as it warms. Medium syrupy body. More complex than expected. Definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1193) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Strong raisiny prune like aroma, with Belgian yeasty spice. Bread Pours a murky brownish Amber color with small disappearing off white head Prune and raisin bread like flavor, hint of cocoa, yeasty spice, slight bitterness. Medium bodied with medium co2, lingering sweet yeasty spice finish. Another winner from Alesmith. Interesting and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6337) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
Bottled from Systembolaget bought a few years ago Murky brown with a small, tan head. Metallic arma with sweet spiciness. Pomerance and coriander. Vinous flavour with notes of liquorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (623) - Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Bomber to a pint. Clear mahogany brown with off white head. Fruity esters and spicy phenols for sure. Clove and banana notes. Some chocolate on the finish. Really good brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Rating #1543 - 20.03.2015 - Birthday Brew Tour - On tap @ Alesmith. Dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, decent retention.heavy on carbonation Aroma is quite fruity. Full bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Taste is ripened peaches, currant, raisin, spiciness. Extremely smooth finish and a lingering taste of sweet malt. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (969) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Chestnut brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity, bready, yeasty. Taste is a little candy, bread, fruit. Quite nice for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (2559) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle from Belgium. Copper color, beige head. Bittersweet taste with citrus, toffee, yeast, caramel, nuts, raisins and malts. Bittersweet finish with citrus, toffee, nuts, yeast and malts. Exquisite Belgian strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1695) - Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2015
appearance: deep clear copper, short creamy light tan head shrinking quickly. aroma: treacle, toffee, raisin, plum, caramel, candi sugar. taste: brown sugar, caramel, raisin, plum, raspberry, light chocolate, hint of leather, candi sugar, yeast, candied orange. finish: light booze, lots of sweetness, fruity and sugary. notes: Big, sweet, malty, a little fruity, with well-hidden alcohol for the abv. Nice. Bottle from Sarah for Beerdvent 2015.

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