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RATINGS: 1140   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
WallStirctly (57) - - FEB 16, 2013
Dreaded first sip when I first smelled beer. Fruity...hate fruity.but beer was excellent.dry, roasty, caramel, raisin, vanilla,good crisp taste. Great brew, love u alesmith.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (703) - 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 (38) - 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 (1142) - , 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 (5174) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2379) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
75cl bottle shared with friends. Clear reddish brown with a small white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced sweet and bitter tones. Caramel, malts, raisins, ripe fruits, spices and herbs. Good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5717) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle: (2013 Vintage) Cloudy brown with a thin, off-white cap. Toffee and plum aroma. Dark, sweet bread, plums, toffee malt taste. Sticky caramel/chocolate/nuttiness. Sort of like a slightly boozy candy bar... Just gets better and better the more you taste and the warmer it gets. NICE.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nsanders (940) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2016
750 mL. Brownish orange with quickly dissipating orangish head. Ripe banana, under ripe strawberry, belgian yeast, clove and banana bread. Bready sweet flavor with a mild spice aftertaste. Medium body with a watery feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Echon (281) - Århus, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2016
Dark red body with a creamy head.
Aroma and flavours of dried fruit and spicy belgian yeast. Moderetely sweet with light bitterness. Somewhat sharp taste, with a bit of alcohol.
Medium body with soft carbonation

This is a good belgian strong ale, but I expected more from AleSmith. There is no reason to return to this beer considering the alternatives from Belgium.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle. Nutty toffee malt, yeast, and dry grass aroma. Chestnut with small head. Sweet raisin, pecan, toffee malt and moderately bitter herbal hay/alcohol flavor. Nice body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1641) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Deep orange, ruddy pour, small off white head. Fantastic aroma, dried fruits and spices. Flavor is still fruity but takes on a roasty character. Perhaps a bit thin.


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