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RATINGS: 1143   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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3.9
   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanscourt (1340) - 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 (2618) - 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 (75) - 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 (808) - 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 (63) - 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 (1155) - , 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 (5633) - 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 (2532) - 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 (5854) - Coxs 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 (973) - 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.


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