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Anderson Valley Grand Cru
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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A blend of both our Brother David’s Double and Triple ales aged in port barrels with our house bacterial culture. This marriage of Belgian flavors results in a beer that is very tart and fruity, with a sweet malty backbone and a moderate sourness.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (438) - , Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 A blend of both Brother David’s Double and Triple ales aged in port barrels with house bacterial culture. This marriage of Belgian flavors results in a beer that is very tart and fruity, with a sweet malty backbone and a moderate sourness. On tap at PreFunk.. Had this a couple times now... It is interesting that it comes out with a bigger sour twang... light phenolic notes show as clove with some background peppercorn.. light apple/pear esters combine with some residual pale maltiness... But the lactic sour punch hits home from the front to the back... Pretty boozy.. a gentle tulip is plenty. Grand Cru?? Would love to see this one in bottles. Pretty vinous with warmth... Very tasty, but a smaller glass is a thinker and a 22 would be too much.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5234) - Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a dark brown color with reddish highlights and a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma has a nice tart /sour quality, apples, dates and a touch of chocolate. The flavor opens tart, but gets increasingly sour. Mild sour apple, dark fruit, cherry, fig, a touch of chocolate and wood. The flavor does fade at the end. Looks more porter or stout like.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (658) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Draft at Caves in Corvallis. Pours a rich red color with a good head. Faint aroma of currants. Little warming, with a surprisingly smooth mouth feel considering the big head Overall, I enjoyed a really nice balance between the barrels and the beer itself, funky but not overly so...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnoel09 (416) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Sampler at the tasting room. Dark amber/light brown pour. Aroma is port wine with Belgian yeast. Flavor is Belgian yeast with fruity notes and a good dose of port wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2012
On tap. Little khaki head around the edge, with a thin webbing over the surface, leaving some loose lace. Mostly clear but very dark red / brown color. Great light sour, tart taste. Not overwhelming, makes it refreshing. Light, crisp carbonation, more dry finish. Great, long aftertaste. Aromas of vinous grape, dark fruit, light wood, other things I wish I could pinpoint. Tasty all the way through.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ebeatty88 (2) - - MAY 23, 2012 does not count
Clear golden brown with a dizzy white head. Caramel brown and res wine aroma.and taste with a tart Apple finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6300) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
On tap at Samuel Horne’s, Folsom. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head with as treacle aroma. There is a dark molasses flavor with a fairly sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Clear golden brown with a fizzy white head. Caramel brown suggest and red wine aroma and taste with a tart apple finish.


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