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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricktop86 (573) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stevowp8 (2) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012 does not count
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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (1001) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (3564) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 2, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2012
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%!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (784) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2011
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.

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