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Flying Fish Grand Cru Winter Reserve

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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of straw, green peppercorns, yeast and citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, pepper, citrus and light yeast with a smooth finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3542) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
12oz bottle 5/23/15 (Total Wine-Park Place-TUS)-59° in Snifter-Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, spices, coriander, and clove. Taste of the same with some more yeast and Belgian tastes. This light to medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rentonj7 (88) - Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Light straw color. Damp grain Aaron’s, some yeast notes. Taste is heavier on yeast, pepper, Green Apple jolly rancher. Water mouth feel. Sweet candy aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (704) - Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Golden straw color with white head. Yeasty herbal aroma. Strong boozy mouthfeel, spices, peppery. Slightly dry finish. Feel is like an imperial golden. Enjoyable sipper.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElCapitan22 (272) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a nice clear, yellow-gold color with no head retention and barely any lacing. Has an aroma of wheat, Belgian yeast and banana. Strong banana flavor with a bit of sweet maltiness on the finish. Solid Belgian here.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reberiii (437) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Clean and crisp, has some sweet, and not much hop. Light apple taste, very low carb. Light yellow, clear, from bottle.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
murran (408) - - JAN 15, 2015
Pours a clear golden body with a thin head. Faint yeasty aroma. Watery taste with malty tones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1434) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 26, 2014
Draught. Slightly hazy rich yellow with small white foamy head, spicy yeast aroma, medium carbonation, spicy taste, longish finish with tangy aftertaste. Quite nice.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (254) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Medium straw color with white head and some lacing. Fruity yeast aroma. Fruity yeast upfront with hint of grapefruit in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
njnut (357) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Poured into tulip a reddy gold. Limited head and lace. Aromas of carmel malt and light spice. Taste is pretty much the same. Spice is not big and there is some fruit notes. Finish is bitter. Average.


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