mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Taphouse, pours clear amber with a small head. Aroma of sweet caramel, candied sugar and some sweet dried fruits. Flavour is cloying in its sweetness, with candied sugar, plum and raisins. This is too sweet - glad this was only a 6 oz. sample.
skortila (4311) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
West USA trip 2010. Bottled. The aroma has caramel malts, some yeast, fruitiness. Hazy, orange-brown coloured beer with a medium, beige head. The taste is sweet, bit spicy and has caramel and oranges. Slightly carbonated, bit sticky palate.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours an amber body with a white head. Fruity begian yeast tones, light esters and grand cru yeast. Sweet fruity with an overtly sweet finish and a fruity citrus toned body. Not bad.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at stumbling monk. Lighter than I thought it would be, there’s lots of complex sugars in the aroma and a pleasing body. Hides its strength well.
alexsdad06 (4354) - Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade (one of my Seattle trades). Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma is sweet caramel malts with ample ripe fruits like cherries and maybe plums. Some spices and a hint of yeast are also present. The flavor is tmildly toasted caramel malts, ripe fruits with the cherry being most pronounced, yeast, spices and candi sugar. Medium plus bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. I tend to like the sweeter beers and this certainly fits the bill. I was surprised to see the abv on this.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Bottle (at 9%ABV) from trade with SuzyGreenberg: Aroma of Belgian yeast, light spices, light coriander, slight pepper, and slight fruit. Poured a muddy brown/amber color with a small, tan head that disappeared except for around the edges. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of Belgian yeast, coriander, slight candy sugar, spices, hops, slight fruit, light caramel, and a hint of pepper. Medium body. Tingly, then slightly dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Sweet, Belgian yeast, coriander, and hop finish is slightly dry. 9%ABV is totally hidden throughout.
gracefullypunk (667) - Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
WA Belgianfest. Reddish peach in color. An almost salty aroma, malts, some vinegar, almost a fruit roll-up smell. Taste is sweet-tart, with some grains and an overall cherry flavor. Not bad at all.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
25th October 2008. Hazy brown beer. Sweet slightly spicy dry stout. A little fruit in the mid but lots of candy dries it out. Distinct toffee undertone and a dry fruit saccharine finish.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Young’s Brewing Company--Dick’s Belgian Style Grand Cru--2001 Release--12 oz. Bottle---9.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Belgian--Grand Cru--Clear rich golden red color hazed by rich sediment. Light head. Rich lace. Malty Belgian spicy floral fruit ester front. Sweet thick rich Belgian body. Sweet tangy spicy end. Malty with mild esters. Rich! 12/10/2002
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 15, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In the bottle from Dick’s. Pours a cloudy light amber with a big giant off-white head. Has a huge banana aroma. This is a very nice beer, flavor has big lemon and candy sweetness. This has the medicinal belgian overtones of a grand cru. You cannot tell that this beer has any alcohol at all, much less 10%. It’s that smooth.