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Flying Fish Grand Cru Winter Reserve

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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This strong golden ale showcases a variety of the ingredients and brewing methods that help differentiate Flying Fish beers. The Grand Cru is fermented at a higher temperature than our other beers adding an undercurrent of fruitiness (although there is no fruit in the beer). Very lightly filtered, the Grand Cru exhibits complex mouthfeel, strong malt flavors, a spicy hop presence and a soothing alcohol warmth, followed by a clean, dry finish. Bottle conditioned, it is excellent with food as well as served by itself.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vsmith5 (9) - Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
Bottle, room temp, just a little sharp taste, but smooth on the tongue. Aroma is small and somehow not a reflection of strong flavor of beer. Easy to drink, good after taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigguns22 (704) - Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Pour is very clean,clear and brite yellow to golden with a tall pure white head. Aroma is ok a little like a lager with a yeasty spice note. A nice mouth feel that is almost creamy. A clean tasting beer that is spicy,yeasty with a dry finsh.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Roser (37) - Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Appearance- clear honey gold. A not too big bone white head. Minimal lacing. Smell- Belgian yeast. Floral. Sweet. Taste- spices and clove. Sweet (butterscotch?). Maybe a little nutty. Mouthfeel- medium body. Not much going on here. Overall- not bad (but not great). An interesting offering for a winter seasonal. A nice Belgian style brew from an American brewery. I’d have again but wouldn’t go out of my way, especially if better Belgian beers are an option. Seems like a beer that could please/disappoint depending on the palate, so I recommend trying. Cheers!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4320) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Heavy on the malt and not really a Belgian beer. Light spice like nutmeg but not in your face. Medium bitter finish. Amber pour with OK head and lacing. Bottle thanks to roomie.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
this is a nice if straightforward belgian ale. seems like there is hefe yeast in here as well, traditional fruit & spices mixed with banana. nice brew."

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ The pre Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As Flying Fish Grand Cru Winter Reserve ].
ABV: 6.9%. Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, fruity malt, marzipan malt, sweet malt, sulfur. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration, riped fruit, marzipan malt, fruity, light spicy yeast. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140228]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11042) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with a white head. Aroma is yeast, fruit, sugar, citrus. Flavour is sweet, malt, sugar, yeast, fruit, citrus, alcohol. Nice beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
conway (1573) - - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle. Gold with a white head. Aroma and taste are sweet fruity malt. Sticky mouthfeel. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tstamba (353) - Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle to a snifter. Best by 4-15-14... Pours hazy gold without much head or lacing... Sweet malts and some fruitiness on the nose. Well balanced, dry finish... Might be a bit past it's prime.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Poured hazy straw color with a 1-finger white head. Aroma of caramel malt with a touch of earthy yeast. Medium body with a light syrupy thickness. Flavor of caramel malt with maybe a light note of candied fruit.


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