bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Never had a Grand Cru before, I was impressed. Cloudy golden in color. Small tight head. Spicey/hop nose. sweet start with a hint of spices. Middle is tingley and "alive" with flavor. Dry finish. Not too shabby.
blipp (7898) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Fruity and yeasty base, with banana, peach, mild spicy yeasty notes, faint booze, faint bitterness, and a sweet fruity finish. Quite good.
fiveacestx (918) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap - a nose and taste of candied fruits and butterscotch. Very smooth on the palate.
pumpmaster (1352) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Brewhouse in the Pembroke Pines, FL location for $5.65 Very good!
sloshgator (676) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BJís Grand Cru is a decent seasonal. Bright amber pour with little head. Aroma is light but wheaty. Taste is boozy but with nice wheat notes. Grand Cru is up there but not a subtle Belgian.
euniceradio (397) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
PartyFowle (952) - - APR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Ibrew2or3 (8008) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ferris (11063) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Fruit sweet esters and Belgian yeast. Clear gold with a decent white head. Boozy, sweet and very Belgian.
jhamp9 (1571) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
PhillyBeer2112 (2728) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.