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RATINGS: 317   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.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2014
1/4/14. 6 pack given to me by Al in work and shared with Dino and Troy. Drank at Dans during the Eagles playoff loss to the Saints. Pours a clear orange with a thin head. No lace. Nose is...lets go with funky. Taste is...also funky. Weird fruit is the main taste along with other flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopswagger (198) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
P: Hazy golden apricot with a thin layer of off white head. S: Belgian yeast, candy sugar malt, apricots, peaches, golden apples, pears, dusty grains and sourdough. T/M: Spicy Belgian yeast, powdery essence, smoldered grain, orchard and stone fruit. Moderate body with subtle prickly carbonation. Finishes powdery and dry with lingering apple peels and spice. O: A decent BSPA that delivers great yeast, spice and fruit. This is a great go to beer that doesn’t break the bank.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours a golden yellow with a slight white head. Aroma of slight tart, sweet, and some spicy hop. Slight mild yeast near the finish as well. Body is a good balance of sweet with a slight tart average lasting finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (290) - - JAN 7, 2014
Pours a cloudy gold with minimal head and lacing. Aromas of orange spice and nectarine. Tastes of sweet malts, honey, and subtle pear notes. Pretty delicious, underrated Belgian ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2014
It's a nice malty beer with a deep caramel and sugary taste. The beer is not quite carbonated but it has all the right qualities of a winner ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
18 Dec 2013, bottle. yellow and faintly cloudy. nose is spicy belgian yeast, maybe some green pepper. med body, lightly fizzy. sweet, rock candy, spiced notes, golden syrup. decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a nice amber color but struggles to sustain a head. The nose has a light fruitiness with a little yeast character. The flavor favors the candi sugar and fruit notes (apple, pear). Unfortunately on the the uninspiring side.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Golden pour with a thin white head. Aroma is yeast esters, clove, banana, juicy fruit, sweet grain. Flavor is fruity, banana, clove, juicy fruit. Big yeast notes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (3431) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Tap at P house courtesy of Erica, clear golden appearance with small head. Notes of dough, bananas, lemon peel, malt, and coriander/clove spice. Body was medium with a slightly sticky long lasting finish. Not my favorite style at the moment but drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
12 oz., undated bottle served in a Belgina snifter. Complete pour but a thin coat of sediment remained on the bottom. The body is a hazy apricot-amber color with a short-lived, off-white head that quickly reduces to some thin film and a thin ring, leaving some small patches of sticky lacing. S: Very fruity aroma with a strong suggestion of canned mandarin orange, moderate yeastiness, and hints of pear, citrus and apple, Moderately spicy and peppery too. T: Lightly tart with a faint bitterness. Biscuits with fruit, with the fruits from the nose repeating here, along with a touch of ripe banana. Moderate amounts of spices and yeast. M: Near medium bodied with moderate carbonation. O: An enjoyable ale with some Belgian characteristics but not quite the quality (or price range) as the best Belgian counterparts.


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