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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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Grand Crus are traditionally known as "The best beer that a brewery makes." This Belgian-style quad lives up to that name and then some. Available once a year, in May to celebrate our Anniversary.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2009
On tap. Pours a dark copper with thin white head. Aroma of caramel, dark dried fruit, and sugar. Flavor is surprisingly smooth, almost dangerously, with a nice sweetness, spice, dried fruit, and slight malt and wheat. Alcohol is too well hidden and the bartender told me today that it is believed to be 13% this year. Awesome.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7046) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma is authentic, with Belgian yeast, caramel, dark fruits and candied sugar. Flavour brings out spiced Belgian yeast, candied sugar and caramel. Not overly complex, with a spicy, sweet finish. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4959) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle - Caramel and spice with some umame. Clear caramel with no head. Caramel, light booze, sweet honey and stone fruity yeast. Not as interesting as I hoped.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2824) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2014
750 ml bottle into chalice, 2014 vintage bottling. Pours fairly crystal clear orange/copper color with a thin off white head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, pear, apple, light banana, clove, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, pear, apple, light banana, clove, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, pear, apple, light banana, clove, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, fairly slick, and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent quadrupel style! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2559) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Shared 750 ml. bottle, poured to snifters showing a clear & bright, shimmering copper tone, and a light layer of reducing foam, with a combo of foamy & leggy spots on the glass. The nose was lurking alcohol, a fruity blend, sweetness, and spice. Medium+ bodied, with a soft disposition to the carbonation, the taste was esters, syrupy sweetness, alcohol warmth, with a touch of tartness to the finish. Liqueur-like and flavorful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2014
On tap at the Dragonmead Brew Pub. Poured an amberish color with no head. Fruity, bananas, dark fruits, and candi sugar.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Petkus331 (276) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Aroma of bubblegum and red fruit. Appears clear copper, no foam or lace. Tastes like bubblegum, some alcohol, and a hint of bitter hay. Texture is ordinary, a little watery. Overall, great at room temperature, ok when cold, it is a sin to drink this cold.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
firstsip (500) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Tap. Dark amber. No head or lace. Thinnish, almost like juice. Slight aroma of banana. Very, very boozey. Strong red berry taste, mild dark fruit and candi sugar qualities. ABV sort of overpowers this beer until it warms up. Then bubblegum, balanced. Drink at room temperature!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (561) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Has a murky copper color with a healthy white foam. Smells yeasty sweet. Tastes of honey, not too sweet. The bottom begins to taste a bit sickly sweet. Not as good as most tripels I’ve had, but still tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6934) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by beerpig317. Clear orange amber color. Thin off-white, beige head. Not much lace sticks. Bigger body. Smooth, lightly soft lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Some warmth in the finish, but no burn nor bite. Dark fruit, caramel malt, candy sugar, some apricot. Moderate sweet taste, some alcohol warmth. Dry finish. Solid, big quad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2012 bomber to glass. Really complex dried dark fruit flavors mixed with caramel and candied flavors. A lot going on in a good way.


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