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Brewed by Murray’s Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Abbey Tripel
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Murray's Grand Cru is a tripel made with an authentic Belgian yeast and pours a pale straw colour with a fluffy white head. Hints of banana and bubblegum, backed with dry-hopped spicyness of Hallertau hops, dominate the aroma and flavour, which is balanced by silky biscuity malt flavours. This intense ale finishes full-bodied with a mellow bitterness.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidfoley (20) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Appearance - Poor head retention, high carbonation, poor clarity, medium amber colour Smell - Fruity, banana, cloves, citrus fruit, candied orange, light alcohol presence Taste - Citrus fruits, lemon, orange & grapefruit flavour. Slight spicy hop profile. Tangy finish Mouthfeel - Light body, good carbonation, slightly bitter finish, lingering warmth due to moderate alcohol presence Drinkability - Summer sipper, pleasant well balanced Overall - Good beer, drinkable, lacks complexity of Belgians. Good on a summers day


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (15480) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2016
Golden and bright, has a plasticy nose, esters but not going in any one direction. Sweet, sugar apples, candy floss, plastic, basically it has some complexity but none of the elements are actually positive.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerplace (694) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
330ml bottle at Matt’s. Aroma is hoppy, but quite rough. Same story with taste. Meh.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s
Dark blond color, clean. Some aroma of vegetables, spices and honey, very mild. Boozy and loaded with vegetable notes, unpleasant.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (13892) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
330mL bottle, pours a clear golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of perfumey notes, candied sugar, banana, Belgian yeast, and bubblegum. Flavour is messy and harsh, with banana, bubblegum and Belgian yeast. Harsh alcoholic mess on the finish. Very yeasty, incoherent and just not good overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeliriumT (481) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2016
Pours a thin golden colour with minimal head. Aroma of lemons, banana and sugar. Flavour full of bananas. Enjoyable fruity grand cru but lacking in complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shark_Pants (596) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2015
Deep golden pour with a somewhat absent head. Aromas of hay and bubblegum. The taste has an overarching bubblegum sweetness but with a nice crisp underlying dryness, if that makes any sense. Medium bodied and spicy but the carbonation is a bit underdone. Big 8.8% booze is very well hidden. Well executed, if not overly complex, belgian interpretation that would benefit from stronger carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (7419) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear light amber with a frothy white head and a few bubbles. The aroma is bubblegum yeast, dry malt. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth yeast citrus biscuit malt, alcoholic bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. I think these guys could show the Belgians a thing or two!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (4437) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Murky golden colour, white head. Bit dusty aroma, orange lemonade, raisins. Quite sweet flavour, raisins, madeira, malts. Fizzy. Sweet finish, raisins. Feels old, lacks a readable date though.
(from 33cL bottle shared @ a weekly tasting, Oirschot)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle @ benzai with dutchdrebus. Orange color with no head. Smells old mann parfume, muf, musty, dusty. Tastes toffee, musty, caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
on tap at the brewpub in bob’s farm. pale golden with a thin but lasting head; good yeast character in the aroma, some earthy spice; grassy hop character with plenty of warming alcohol showing even though it was served quite cold. one of the better australian belgian interpretations


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