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RATINGS: 1094   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2206) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Pours mahogany brown with a 1 finger, creamy beige head that has good retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is interesting for a BSA, lots of vanilla and chocolate, nutty note, buttery oak, toast and hints of dark fruit and booziness. Flavor starts off with lots of toast, some caramel, woody malt, vanilla, white and milk chocolate, alcohol, hints of bananas foster, sauteed pears, floral hops, and mild dark fruit esters. Medium off dry slightly boozy body with a light carbonation. This is a very nice beer, it is really interesting in that it is a beer with high alcohol content and it is a Belgian Strong Ale, but while it is unmistakably both of those things it doesn’t beat you senseless with either in any way. The alcohol, while noticeable, blends very well with other sensory aspects in the Aroma, Taste and Palate, and while the Belgian yeast leaves behind enough esters and phenolics to make it’s presence unmistakable, both chemical groups are mild enough to not overpower the surprisingly delicate balance of this masterfully brewed beer.


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 (1129) - 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 (8906) - 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 (1282) - 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 (5769) - 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 (2226) - 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 (5808) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (183) - - 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 (245) - 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


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