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.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
PPSAF 07.absolutly stunning nutty and sweet an original grand cru as it taste like a nut brown. Both sour and nutty. Delicious.
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!
htomren (12) - Long Beach, California, USA - FEB 20, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bursting with sweet and spicy flavor. Rich and tasty, excellent by itself or with one of BJís famous pizzas.
SDalkoholic (2017) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 On tap from the Chula Vista location: Upon viewing of the ale, it is a glowing orange yet very similar in appearance to a wit. Small formation of head that clears away to a naked grand cru that was served properly in a commemorative glass which was free but I forgot at our table as we left from dinner. I was really ticked off when I visited a week later and re-ordered the very same beer only to find out they werenít giving away the glass anymore and it was for sale for five dollars. Anyways, my nose was delighted when a spiced and yeasty combination of clove and coriander was the initial and full aroma smell. The flavor is heavily spiced with clove, coriander, banana and orange peel tastings. Very much like a hefeweizen and still meets the Belgian standards of strong ale all wrapped up in the same drink.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild alcohol taste with some banana, apple and slight citrus notes. I was amazed at how smooth and easy drinking this was. I am always impressed with BJ's quality.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This belgian ale pours with a deep amber brown body topped by a thick head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet, malty and spicy with a slight note of dark fruit. The flavor is very similar to the aroma. Full bodied, smooth and slightly warming.
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ BJís Pasadena in a labelled íGrand Cruí tulip glass. Nice bready, fruity aroma. Cloudy copper color. Mouthfeel is rich, carbonated. Complex, changing flavor - starts foamy, followed by a sharp acidic bite, than changing to a spicey, Chimay-like bready maltiness with a little hop essence blended in. Finished dry, sharp, a little sourness. No lacing. I approve.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
PP Strong Ale Fest 07. Listed as 06 Grand Cru with Bret aged in Syrah Barrels. Pours dark brown with a bright white head. Nose is big sour and wow, perfect nose. Taste is sour bready funky, killer nice.
hapjydeuce (912) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2007 Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival í07. Definitely one of the standout brews away from the IS and IPA styles that were prevalent. í06 Barrel Aged with the barnyard stank in French Syrah oak. Bomb stuff right here. Hazy copper color with mild lacing, vinous aroma with nice yeasty funk and caramel. Sweet and sour flavors ending bitter with plenty of brett bringiní up the rear. Awesome.