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RATINGS: 1096   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimaybier (50) - Redding, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Purchased 750 ML bottle @ Liquor Barn in Redding, CA. My bottle poured a deep amber color, with a tan colored head that collapsed quickly due to the alcohol content. No Brussels lace. The bouquet: raisins, chocolate, with a nice whiff of a great Belgian yeast strain. The palate: light, balanced hoppiness, with a powerful raisiny, toffeish, caramel mouthtaste. The finish: good aftertaste, begging for me to have another sip! Definitely serve this at cellar temperature- 58 - 62F for optimum flavor. Praise the LORD for great beers like this!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4662) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Fig, currant, yeast and candi nose. Clear copper brown, thin tan head. Caramel and nougat initially, cherries and figs appear at midpalate and stay awhile. Medium body, moderate carbonation, warm.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tsd08460 (258) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Aroma: banana, caramel, alcohol, raisin, Appearance: clear amber, off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, caramel, dark fruits Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Belgian yeast going on in aroma with some fruity esters there. Flavor is f some real set but not much, mostly yeasty fruity character with some dried fruits such as raisins. Full body lots o favors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (1131) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
Taster at the brewery. Brown-copper color with fine beige ring. Raisins, prunes, not sweet! A hint of coffee, some spices, dried fruits. A bit booze in the end, just a little bit warming. Silky mouthfeel. Superbly balanced, feels lighter than you’d expect.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8910) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Keg, Brewdog Leicester. Hazy dark brown with an off white foam. Toffee with raisins and prune juice. Lemon cheesecake with coconut. Grapefruit with oranges and spices. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1298) - GREECE - JUN 26, 2015
750ml bottle. Brown color with beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, dark fruits, light spicy, some chocolate. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (5823) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle shared at Leighton’s wedding get together. From Brewdog online. Aroma is funky, bit sweaty, sweet candy sugars , dried fruit, light spices. Flavour is composed of semi sweet honey nutty, dried orange rind, dried fruit, cinnamon. Palate is semi sweet, highish carbonation. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2234) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2015
June 21, 2015. Bottle at home, bought in 2013.
Light hazy reddish brown with a medium sized dense off-white head. Aroma is sweet with caramel, dark sugars, raisins, pear, licorice and light spicy. Taste is sweet caramel, dried fruits, pear and slight nutty and spicy notes. Finish is sweet fruity and dark sugars with warming alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (5812) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle @ share. Deep Amber with a small head. Very estery. Plum, soaps, peach. Concorde grapes and hints of toffee. Taste is strong caramel and toffee. Loads of sweet fruits. Syripy and rich. Solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Very, very nice. Think of this as Quad-lite. Solid quad characteristics all the way, but just a bit lighter all the way around.


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