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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1257) - Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Draft at BJís Frederick, MD location served in a tulip glass. Amber-golden color with some white head. Aroma of candy sugar and fruity yeasty notes. Taste adds more malt sweetness, bready, light spices and some alcohol. Heavy body, moderate carbonation, syrupy with sweet finish. Definitely a sweet, yeasty Belgian strong, overall average nice beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
euniceradio (270) - Colton, California, USA - APR 21, 2015
Pours cloudy orange. Thin white head. Aroma of orange juice, banana, apricot, spice and roses. Taste is same with apple and bubblegum. Malts are roasty and smooth. Finish is boozy, hot, spiced and flowery. Mouthfeel is medium, oily and highly carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PartyFowle (732) - - APR 16, 2015
Draft, Makerís Mark barrel-aged edition. Cloudy apricot, topped with a whisper of pure white froth. Green aroma. Unripe pear, fresh cut grass, green apple, vanilla. Bright, sweet, fruity, refreshing. The flavor goe back and forth. Sometimes itís too boozy; sometimes itís perfect. At the moment, itís got a heavy alcohol flavor tnat hits almost like vodka with heat and harshness at the sides of the tongue. Beer-related stuff is there as well: green apple, pear, roses, vanilla, new oak. A touch of brown sugar and butter from the bourbon as well. Medium-light body, mild carbonation. A little heat on the tongue, with mild bitterness at the finish. Not as hot as 10 percent would suggest. Sneakily boozy. Tasty stuff. Bought a glass then bought a growler.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Poured up on tap at the Mesa, AZ location with a clear gold body that supports a thin white head. The aroma offers up sugary prunes and peach and a light amount of dates to go along with some Belgian yeasty spices. The taste starts smooth and soft with plenty of sweetness that heads quickly into sweetened spicy Belgian yeastiness. To midway the fruity esters jump forward where Iím getting peach, pear, apple and a sense of dates, honey and light boozy chemical notes that take this into the finish. Nice sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (8929) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Draft - Fruit sweet esters and Belgian yeast. Clear gold with a decent white head. Boozy, sweet and very Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1381) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Clear orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma has strong fruity, spicy, doughy, and banana notes. Taste follows with some boozy notes. Medium body. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2678) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Last beer in the flight and easily the 2nd best beer of the night. Surprisingly since I have lost a little interest in Belgian strong ales but this one wasnít overwhelmed with clove. Instead the nose was all sweet bubblegum and banana, flavor similar phenols, maybe only a hint at clove. Sweet alcohols. Golden color. Could use a little more carb but thats nitpicking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bule (1394) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a golden color without much head. Malt liquor alcohol taste and a little solvent like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADfan (691) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
The beers pours a golden amber color with a small head. Aroma of malts and mangos come across the nose. Taste starts out sweeter than I expected. There is bubblegum and sugar then some light malts comes through. Easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014

[ As BJ Grand Cru ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy - yeasty, flowers, perfume, tropical fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, sweet sugary fruit, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140516]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7854) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"cloudy orange with a thin effervescent head. sweet malt, lots of yeast, coriander, citrus, and spice on the nose. good, thick body. fairly high carbonation. the yeasty flavor is fruity and pretty clean. a nice beer."

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