Jpattavina (2) - - JAN 30, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love this beer.
Stevowp8 (2) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! I am drinking the 2012 Grand Cru and its amazing. Paired it with blue cheese, candied pecans (lightly toasted with olive oil and brown sugar), carrots, green onion, (our version of a) house salad and a bbq chicken pizza. Everything about this beer is excellent! Try it and I know you will like it! Definitely $10.00 well spent!
Barreras (824) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a bubbly yellow color with aroma of citrus fruit. Taste is light with fruit hints which dissipate quickly. A high alcohol content which is evident with every swallow of the beer.
RobertDale (2857) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Arlington, TX location. Comes cloudy golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, and spices. Taste is very similar. On the sweet side. Pretty good.
yayforbeer (752) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint on tap at the Gainesville, Florida location. My first visit to a BJís and I didnít have time to do it justice. Only had time for one beer and so I chose the holiday special which was the Grand Cru. Beautiful orange beer with fluffy white head, fragrant aroma of Belgian yeast and orange. The flavor was sweet with candy sugar, Belgian yeast and orange, and a bit of spice. Deliciously drinkable in spite of the 10% abv which was well covered. Surprisingly good for a brewpub offering. I wish I had the time (and a driver) to be able to try the stout and IPA and a couple more.
jzzbassman (1456) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Arlington location. Pours golden yellow with a fluffy head. Yeasty nose, sweet melon. Flavor is sweet enough to be tough to drink with an over-ripe banana note that makes it cloying.
carboloader (648) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in Houston. One of my favorite BJís brews. Pours golden with some carbonation bubbles. Scrumptious fruity Belgian esters. Very drinkable with alcohol well hidden for a 10%!
maley1 (627) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange pour with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, yeast and sweet fruit. Taste of caramel, malt, yeast and cotton candy. Nice carbonation and just the right hoppy bitter finish to offset the sweetness. Very enjoyable.
Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Plano, Texas location.
Served in a nice BJís Grand Cru stemmed glass. The beer pours a hazy gold color with a large white head. The aroma has a lot of biscuit malt, as well as some Belgian yeast and orange citrus notes. The flavor is more of the same. The malt notes are accented nicely with the orange citrus, yeast and candy sugar notes. The alcohol is present but the beer is still easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
alexsdad06 (4371) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ BJs. Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a small white head. The aroma has some sweetness, mild fruit notes and yeast. The flavor has much of the same. Nothing off with this, just not very exciting either.