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RATINGS: 1152   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle 75cl. @ home.
Light unclear medium red orange - amber color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, vintage, dried berry, prune, light chocolate, moderate yeasty. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20100208]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2007
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a lacing off-white head. Aroma is dusty and somewhat ashtray like, tobacco. Flavour is softly sweetend with a slight note of dried fruit. Softly sweet and not overly so. Ends with a warming alcohol finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2004
[Vintage 2003, sampled July 2004] A hazy bourgundy colored beer with a fine dark beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of alcohol, caramel, and peach. The flavor contains strong notes of alcohol, that runs over the tongue, but also notes of roasted malt, caramel, prunes, and overripe plums. To my surprise the body is thin - weird for a beer of 10.6% ABV. This one will probably mature and get better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2006
Bottle, thanks to Engelsmann for sharing. Cloudy orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of dried fruits, caramel and spices. Flavour of dried fruits, caramel, spices and alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2011
Bottled@Bishops Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Ruby red colour, beige head. Aroma is raisins, plum, some sweet malts, mild yeast as well as some slight alcohol. Flavour is plum, loads of hops, some alcohol as well as mild yeastyness. Fruity and yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2006
(Bottle 75 cl) 10% ABV in my version. Ruby red with a small, white head. Complex, vinous, sweetish aroma. Very full-bodied with sweet port-like notes and some fruit. Appears a bit too sweet - actually a bit cloying. Very limited bitterness. 160106

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2004
Bottled. Nut brown, clear. Aroma of molasses. Sweet, rich and very malt. There are some chocolate and a apeppery sensation from all the alcohol. Salty finish. There are some really big flavours here, but I wouldn’t call it complex - which of course doesn’t mean that it is not a really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty caramel aroma with spicy hoppy and slightly yeasty hints. Warming malty yeasty spicy caramel flavor with nice hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel and chocolate finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
16th December 2008. Cloudy brown beer. Not much of a head and carbonation is low to medium. A heady beer with a spirity dry tone. Tangy malt with undertones of dark fruit and a whisper of spice. A tasty beer.

   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

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