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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
This Belgian-style 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 and clove (although there is no fruit or spice 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. It is excellent with food as well as served by itself.

Malts: Two-Row Pale, Cara-8, White Wheat, Demerera Sugar, Acidulated
Hops: Styrian Golding, Columbus
Yeast: Belgian Abbey Style
Original Gravity: 15.7 plato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Quit decent. Packs a punch- I'm actually surprised to see how low the alcohol content is. Some candy-like sweetness, but the things it's really missing are complex fruit notes and yeasts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2003
My first Flying Fish beer and I was pleased. Tasted like a Delirium Tremens which is a good thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2003
Orange in color. Clean tasting. Good beer Its ok for me. Not one of my favorites. I like Flying Fish beer, but not this one. Malty and hoppy. Clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Pours cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Fruity aroma, but a proper belgian would have more carbonation to more properly bring out the aroma. Palate starts full and malty, but finishes thin with a lingering fruityness. Not a bad offering and very drinkable, but I think that some improvements can easily be made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2004 Golden ale. Little fruitiness. Alcohol is not really noticeable. The palate is sort of astringent and harsh, but drinkable. Easier to drink as it goes on. Sort of smells like a white wine with some fruity characters. It is a little one-dimensional and hard to finish. I usually down beers in 10 minutes or so, but this took me a whole hour of sipping, and not just to make it last, but cause I couldnt drink it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2003
This was a ok Belgian Ale. Citrus, clove, and hoppy flavor. Finishes crisp, clean, and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2003
#800 for me!!! I was at the Great Brews festival & knew that I was going to pass the 800 mark, so I was searching for the perfect beer for the party but really didn't find it, kinda disappointed, so this one will have to do, #1000 won't have to worry about anything less than insanly good, this was a nice strong winter ale that was presented at the beer dinner at the festival, lots of fruitiness in the aroma & finish, golden in color with a nice lacy white head, spicy & citrusy flavors, a little bit of the alcohol was present in the body & aftertaste, decent drinkability, decent seasonal beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (6134) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2003
Poured a golden color with no head. Aroma of citrus and clove. Taste was citrusy lemon finished rather sweet. Rather weak mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2814) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2003
Large white head with lotsa lace that sticks around. Clear gold color, has a nice glow. Vinous, spicey nose, some citrus and some alcohol too. Medium body. Yeasty fruity flavors, some coriander and citrus. Medium sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2003
Hazy yellow ale. Small, creamy, white head. No lacing. Clove, banana bread, bubblegum, grapefruit and popcorn and lots of alcohol comprise the nose. The flavor matches the aroma. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, astringent, alcoholic finish.

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