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RATINGS: 1155   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.

Maak_d's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maak_d (10) - - NOV 29, 2012
Aroma of vanilla with a hint of tart/vinegar. Clear brown/amber with little head and no lacing to speak of. Taste is vanilla, malt, raisins, maybe some tropical notes from the belgian yeast. Palate is thin, high alcohol. Great beer, very unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Andrus86 (429) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2016
BOTTLE. Amber pour with no real head yet laces the glass well.. Oaky tones, toffee, malt & warmth on the nose.. Smooth malt body, sweet toffee malt, some cork aroma??, spices & dried fruit are faint.. Sourced Cape Cellars

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Finally getting to try this one, aromas of booze soaked raisins and plums, sweet caramel malts abound. Flavor is much the same, the alcohol isn’t as noticeable as you would think, the flavors meld together nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (575) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Dark amber, hazy, with a little cream-colored head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and spices. Spicy with a bit of tartness. Smooth creamy feel. Pretty nice.

   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 (8275) - 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 (2543) - 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 (21887) - 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 (9684) - 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 (1257) - 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.

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