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RATINGS: 304   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Not a big fan of Belgium beers, this had an alcohol taste I don't like in Belgium beers, but not as complex. Prefer Ommegang.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (673) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ectuohy27 (520) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ironicmedic (47) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Got a growler from brewery 3/8/14. Pours a nice golden color. Very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AR (997) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light malty. Sweet malty and light cornish. Bitter and slight herbal finish. Dry and phenolic, mild spiced finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12612) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle, 12oz. An almost clear one, golden in color and with an off-white head. Some Belgian style yeast and fruityness, white sugar and a touch of citrus in the aroma. Alcohol too. The flavor has a little bitterness, not so much sweetness, but some alcohol. Belgian yeast, fruityness and a faint herbal, spiced hint. Warming and full-bodied with a nice carbonation. Fruity finish with a nice bitterness. A pretty decent one, but it can’t compete with the best Belgians in any way. 140228

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (6346) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (9835) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13455) - 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.


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