madmitch76 (21227) - , 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.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sour aroma. Pours a cloudy orange, nice head. Mostly sweet with burnt fruit and prunish flavours.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of SuzyGreenberg. Thanks, Ben! Pours a hazy, deep honey-amber color; very light tan head with excellent retention and lacing that coats the glass; a gorgeous, creamy pour. The aroma shows a whole bunch of overripe fruits and sticky Belgian sugars; dense, hint of tartness, a pervasively tart red fruit note: lots of good elements here, but just very sweet and very overripe all told. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: relaxed carbonation, creamy texture; the overripe, lightly tart characteristics take less of a role here than in the aroma, but don’t leave altogether: honey, sticky-sweet Belgian sugars, overripe and lightly tart red fruits, a nicely peppery and cotton candy-laden yeast character... again, a whole lot of lovely elements here, just overly sweet and lightly tart in a red-fruit-fermenting-on-the-ground sort of way; generous, hidden alcohol; solid overall, if effusive. Long finish: peppery and bready notes, red fruits, and a nice emergent dryness; this actually reminds me quite a bit of some of the Abbaye des Rocs beers...
shigadeyo (3612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/08/2009: Dick’s Grand Cru... Aroma: Big nose containing lots of sweet-smelling malt and ripe fruit. Appearance: Milky, opaque burnt orange color; minimal crown. Flavor: Cherry almond; a bit Sherry-like; sweet; fruity; sticky finish. Palate: Medium-bodied; a bit stickly. Overall: Quite good.
12 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 10% by Vol.) shared by alexsdad06. Thank Brad. I appreciate it! Rating #116 for this beer.
CheersMate (1337) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Scrizzz; thanks man I appreciate this. Big time haze with a nice fluffy head. Orange/brown in color. Wow, this thing looks pretty good. Nice yeast malt aroma, but it is rather weak. Candy sugar and sweet aroma. As said, not very pungent. Bottle says 10% alcohol? Wow, nice sweet dark fruit flavor. Yeast is there, but doesn’t really make that big of an impact. A very sugary/sweet grape flavor. Other than the fruit not much going on here. The beer is very smooth. I love the dark fruit flavor because I get some grapes and slight figs, but nothing else really. Not very nuanced, but damn glad to have tried this beer.
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06.
Poured hazy dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and caramel aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation.
Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
This is a drinkable sweet beer.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a murky light brown with a good off white head. The head lasts well and produces good lacing. Aroma is sweet and fruity. The carbonation is good. Flavor is sweet and smooth. The alcohol is well hidden. Has a slight burn but not bad. The texture is resiny. Has a medium to full body. A good finish with a mild aftertaste. Has some floaties swirling around but such a murky beer it is tough to spot them.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice billowy head. Creamy mouthfeel. Unfiltered and that detracrs from the experience. Orange-gold color. Dark cherries, oranges, and lemons.. semi-dry finish.