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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 12/20
slowrunner77 (10251) - 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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (44143) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14189) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
conway (2210) - - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle. Gold with a white head. Aroma and taste are sweet fruity malt. Sticky mouthfeel. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tstamba (748) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (1015) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ectuohy27 (1034) - ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2014
Aroma is a bit of a one-note sharpness signal, but everything else is a remarkably balanced symphony of luxury velvet mouthfeel, judicious spicing, non-overhoppiness (like basically all "Belgian ales" produced on the other side of the pond), and nice seasonal alcohol burn. Finish is perhaps too astringent and mouthfeel a bit too light/watery to break the four-point barrier, but it’s still one of the best to come out of NJ these days

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&C’s beer palace, Jutland 28/02/14, acquired from Wegmans Downington. Lightly hazed golden orange with a trace of off white spotting and edgework. Nose is tangy fruit, candied orange peel, sugars, spice, yeasty notes. Taste comprises much the same, bitter dark fruit, toffee, light spice, yeast esters. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok Belgian affair but nothing I’d rush back to - good for the price point mind!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ironicmedic (77) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Got a growler from brewery 3/8/14. Pours a nice golden color. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
This beer has a bit of spice and a lot of sweetness. There is a little bit of a lemon and kumquat in the flavor. The carbonation lingers.

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