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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle 355ml @ fonefan
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt,dried fruits and yeast. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (13789) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 280214

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14729) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, banana, fruits, malt and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4587) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Clove, white grape, and cherry nose. Hazy amber, fine floaties, medium head with little retention. Full body, alcohol noticeable but appropriate, soft carbonation. Great balance. Light malt, white grape and pear flavor. Finishes clean. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (6837) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
cardinal party! .. . purple dinosaur label .. deep amber .. light foam head, lacing .. . prune, raisin seeds, and dirty leaves, + booze. .. decent but muddled and nothing i’d want again .. . .
Do you even know who I am?
--Of course I do. Werent you one of the little rascals.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2869) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Hazy golden with spare head. All the elements of a true Belgian, but diminished. Malty but subdued, sort of bland. Minimal finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1538) - Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Appearance: clear dirty blonde, with a short, quickly shrinking white creamy head and average lacing. Aroma: warm biscuits and honey, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, pears in light syrup, some banana and clove. Taste: as the aroma indicates, but better. Finish: lingering light sweetness, some yeast, and light fruits; palate is slightly slick and full-bodied, but alcohol is very well hidden. Notes: A great winter beer for when I want a break from porters, stouts, dubbels, and quads. Balanced, enjoyable flavors, nice aroma and palate. Rating #1,100.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Best by March 7, 2013.
Appearance: The pour is clear with a golden to orange hue, sediment is shown in suspension. The head is short with a white hue, it’s also short lived.
Aroma: The aroma is a nice balance of fruity, spicy and yeasty. I get a subtle banana and clove with a slight booze presence on the aroma. This smells nice.
Taste: The taste nicely matched the aroma. Hints of banana, some spices and a mild malt base. This is an enjoyable brew, easy to drink and no signs of alcohol.
Palate: Full-bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: For the price this is pretty outstanding, $7.99 for a 6 pack certainly makes this a definite yearly buy for me. This drinks like a cheap Duvel and almost holds it’s own.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a clear orange gold with small frothy head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is yeast, spice, and fruit. Light yeast and spice with light sweet finish. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Slice (3) - Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2014 does not count
Medium body. Notes of banana, clove, and spice. Smooth to the palate. Wish they ran this beer longer.

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