Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby pour with an off white head that dissapated into a creamy little island. Aromas of bread, spice, fruit, and maple syrup. Citrus flavors of grapfruit, bread/yeast and spice (coriander or clove.)Full bodied and a hoppy spice filled finish. Nice.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with tawny through the edges, little to no head. Aroma hints of plum & clove with a nice balanced hoppiness to balance the alcohol. Flavor is well balanced. The finish is full-bodied & refreshing. Not complex but still solid.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice, lightly sweet for the style, moderatly well balanced Grand Gru with flavors of raisons, figs, and strong malt. Bold and flavorful, but maybe a little thin and dry for the style. I prefer Grand Couralus (sp?) by far, but this one is quite drinkable. This got better as it warmed, too. I'm not sure it's worth the $6.29/750l bottle. I wish I could brew something half this good, though......
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell is subtle and a touch spicy. Yellowish head that has big bubbles in it and dies quickly. Deep spicy flavor with a noticable alcoholic sharpness. Strong raisin flavor but the alcoholic bite leads into a dryness that makes you want more.
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost muddy brown auburn colour with a large off-white head. Fruity/nutty aroma with prune undertones, noticeable alcohol in the taste but it is not offensive, nutty flavours with more fruit showing. Refreshing tangy finish. Cheers!
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish in color. Thin white head. Its a heavy beer but light in flavor. Very enjoyable beer. This brewery makes a lot of good beers and this is one of them.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice reddsh color, with a tinted with off white head. Fruity aroma, with notes of licorice and plums, but also treacle. Aroma gave an indication of a heavy beer, but flavor is light and fruity. Slight licorice or treacle note. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color and lightly caramel/fruity aroma. Taste was a combination of plums, molasses, raisins, and malt. Pretty nice really. Worth splitting with a friend.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
first sip hit me hard. but other then that was a decent gradn cru. still not my style, but belgians always work.
notalush (5561) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
High carbonation, but no head at all - dark ruby, good clarity - slighty yeasty aroma - flavor is very subtle, too subtle even - some plums and other dark fruits, vinous qualities - watery finish - soft and dry, slight tartness - pretty boring.