Great Lakes Grand Cru
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Complex Belgian Ale spiced with corriander and orange. Served unfiltered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Tap: Hazy amber hue with frothy head and very good lace. The aroma hints of apricot, apple, orange zest, allspice, corriander, earthy and zesty yeast esters. The taste starts with a tart fruit and sugery candy combo. Mild bitterness, spice, and flowery finish. Lively and sharp mouthfeel, slightly warming. A touch too much hops for style but still very quaffable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 12, 2003
hazy amber, nice citrus spice aroma. taste is dominated by orange and a lingering zesty yeast spiceness that has a peppery component. nice coriander & hop blend in the aftertaste

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2002
20% darker than Holy Moses. Same general flavor, but minus the herbal notes - this one had a strong orange peel flavor - even in the head. The low bitterness and thick malty flavor have me convinced that this is really the ale to pull the macro drinkers over to our side; as evidenced by my dad, who usually prefers Carib or Dixie Crimson - he took one sip of mine and switched from the way too light Locktender. This is only my second Grand Cru, so I don’t know if this is typical of the style, I can only judge it on it’s own and compared to the lighter Holy Moses. As usual, at their pub, Great Lakes is fresh and tasty.

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