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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Complex Belgian Ale spiced with corriander and orange. Served unfiltered.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Sampled on draft at Smokin Joes this beer poured a dark amber color with a medium sized yellow-white head. The aroma was sugary, fruity and a bit boozy. The flavor was dryish, tangy and yeasty with a note of candied fruit. Boozy yet again on the taste and especially on the sharp and tangy finish. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 22, 2009
Aroma of sweet candy sugar and molasses with some belgian yeasty spices. Taste is smooth with some earthy spices and bread and a good amount of carbonation. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (1100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Approximately 4 oz. pour, on tap at the brewpub in Ohio City on 6-13-08. Pours a cloudy, orange-tinted brass. Small to moderate amount of creamy, off-white head. Good lacing. Sweet aroma features orange and lemon scents. Buttery, tart taste. Dry hops surprisingly noticeable. Full body. Quite good overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a deep cloudy golden with a thin white head. Smells like a wit beer and amazingly tasted like a wit beer. Really is just like Holy Moses except a bit stronger and without the slight camomile hint. I can’t imagine why Great Lakes is calling this their Grand Cru.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2008

6/02/2008: Great Lakes Grand Cru is like an "Imperial Belgian Wit" beer. It has a balanced fresh orange/tangerine and spicy corriander aroma and flavor like a regular Witbier, but is much stonger all around. It is also thicker, but still very smooth and easy to drink. It has a cloudy, deep dirty gold color with a small, frothy, off-white head. The body is medium-full and is it really smooth, mellow, and soft on the palate. It is pretty good overall, but not overly great or truly interesting...

Draught (pint) at GLBC in Cleveland, Ohio. Rating #20 for this beer...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Growler courtesy of goryshkewych. Pours a hazy amber with a nice white stubborn head. Smells of ginger, coriander, cloves, pepper, dough, some residual sugar. Tastes earthy with some dry malt, lots of spice, some touches of citrus. Nice, but I was hoping for a little more flavor to suit the nice nose on this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Growler pours a amber/orange color that is very hazy with a white head. Has a nice orange aroma to it that I can smell every time I take a sip. Has a medium light mouthfeel that has a nice orange spicy taste to it. I am a huge orange fan so this grand cru is right up my alley. Overall this is a brew that not only my drinking buddy wanted to fill his glass with, but so did my non good beer drinking wife and his non beer drinking wife want this beer, too. Its very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2008
golden hazy with strong white head. flavor with orange and coriander with some candy sugar. some depth but not great

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2007
On Tap at the downtown brew pub. The Cru came in a tulip glass with just a whitish head about one half inch. The pour was a deep golden yellow, however the body was fairly hazy...at first I thought it was a frosted glass. The Cru is not as strong as other belgian strongs I have had. It a nice complex flavor of citrus, corriander and a touch of sweatness. But the body was a bit thinner then most other belgian strongs. The finish was nice and long and lingering. Another good beer from Great Lakes.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2006
All beers poured by Steve at the brew pub are in the correct glass, and with a perfect head. The beer’s body is thin for a Grand Cru, and the head faded slowly. The sweetness and spice in the aroma and taste are nice during the winter. But the citrus turned me off after one glass. I usually like these for the summertime. But overall it’s a very very good beer.


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