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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (44144) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40811) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Bottle at Black Squirrel. Golden, white head. Aroma of malt and black pepper. Slight bitter taste and not much else. Plain and uninteresting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (17797) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle at Fastelavn Smagning 2014 @ J&Cís 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 Iíd rush back to - good for the price point mind!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (16972) - HÝjbjerg, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16518) - 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 canít compete with the best Belgians in any way. 140228

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Yellowish pour with a nice white head. Lots of malt in the nose and taste. Rated 2/24/03

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14181) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle from the Total Wine on Arden in Sacramento. Pours hazy orange/gold with a creamy white head. Aromas of fruit and yeast/spice. Near full bodied. Flavor is yeast/spice with light stone fruit. Itís dry, very lightly bitter, but the yeast/spice seems to cover the bitter necessities of life. Itís very good.

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