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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Brewed with imported Belgian malts and a blend of exotic spices, BJís Grand Cru has a malty character with a whirlwind of fruit and spice flavors. First brewed to celebrate the new milennium, BJís Grand Cru has been a seasonal tradition ever since. This Belgian-style amber ale is bottle-coinditioned and flavorful enough to age in the bottle for many years. Like a fine wine, the beer will change over time as some flavors mellow while others become more pronounced. For optimal aging, we recommend that you store BJís Grand Cru for at least one year at between 55 and 65įF. Or enjoy it now!

Silver Medal winner (Belgian-style specialty ales) Great American Beer Festival (2002) World Beer Cup (2000)


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomciccateri (995) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 20, 2013
On draught at brewpub. Pours a golden color with white head. Big eatery aromas. Medium body. Slightly sweet pale malt flavor balance with Belgian yeast character. Late alcohol finish. Seems like a smooth tripel. OKAY.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndyW68 (1040) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Hazy yellow pour with little head and mild carbonation. Faint citrus aroma. Fresh citrus taste and feel with a mild bite. Good beer for yard work on a hot day. Not so great in the middle of winter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (616) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Cloudy yellow, cream white head. Belgian yeast in the nose. Sweet. Biscuit malt through the middle with light spice. Smooth finish. Alcohol fairly well hid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Natai (87) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Seasonal on tap at brew house. Bad pour with no head, light amber/orange. Light citrus aroma. Orange flavors with some spice on the back of the tongue. Light carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (3966) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Slightly hazy copper with a thin foamy white head. Smells of dusty bubblegum and flaked wheat with a small golden grain cereal tone. Flavor was nice and large, a delightful change of pace for BJs. Sweet though well rounded with earthy bright maltiness, bubblegum, candied wheat, citrusy spiciness, and a sweet dusty Saison finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jethro6191 (422) - Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
On tap at the brew pub. Pours a cloudy copper/orange with absolutely no head at all. Spicy fruit, barnyard and funky Belgian yeast notes. Low-to-no carbonation. Medium body with a flat mouthfeel. The flavor is not bad, but needs some carbonation and head retention.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crispy34 (359) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Draft. Aroma is of belgian yeast and some sweet malt. The beer looks a hazy gold with some nice, light head. The taste starts starts belgian and turns a sweet malt overtaken by alcohol. The palate is ok for a grand cru. Overall, this beer is alright. Wouldn't order two in a sitting, though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3584) - Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Entering in an old rating, poured a golden color, aromas off light spice, yeast, dough, and some citrus. Flavors are the same, with a bozzy aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricktop86 (553) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 6, 2012
Like most of BJís brews it falls a little short in its style but its still a pretty good attempt and worth a try

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jpattavina (2) - - JAN 30, 2012 does not count
Love this beer.


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