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RATINGS: 1091   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2008
I found this beer to be disappointing. Totally by coincidence, I had this after Ale Asylum Grand Cru, and given my respect for AleSmith, I was shocked that it "lost" that comparison. Both are malty versions of a belgian ale/dubbel, but the difference is that this is out of balance -- a cerealy malt dominates the subtler notes associated with a dubbel and candi sugar. Some nice toasty, minty, vanilla notes almost get lost.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (987) - 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 (5253) - 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 (2172) - 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 (5608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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 (1553) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (146) - - MAY 25, 2015
Served on tap at Alesmith. Amber color white head. Sweets let aroma. Heavy body. Alcohol, sweet, and plum flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nudiebear (225) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle at bar. Shared with Meilby. Poured a light brown with white head. Nose has prune, raisins and sweet chocolate, slight Grand Marnier. Taste is tickling the throat, sweet and delicious. Low carbonation. Clean palate with lingering liqueur notes. Excellent

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dodskenta (75) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle shared with friend. Pours a brownish red with a small off-white head that stays for long. Big toffee, malty, vanilla, banana candy aroma. Flavour is pretty much the same, big sweetness, malty, banana, yeasty. Big mouthfeel, chewy, with a long and nice aftertaste. Good stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (2091) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Ölföreningens julölsprovning 2014. Smak och doft av torkad frukt, malt, brunt socker, honung. Fruktig, rund och len, välbalanserad, komplexa smaker, fin beska. Gott!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1412) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours a transparent amber with a thin layer of light tan head. Aroma of caramel, sugar, dark fruits. Taste is very smooth, caramel, some vanilla, slight booze.


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