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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
67% ale brewed with agave nectar and aged in oak barrels, 33% ale brewed with agave nectar. (Released in 500ml cork/cage bottles at brewpub, on May 10, 2009, later rebranded as Grand Cru)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3990) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Clear golden amber pour with ring of white head. Nutty aroma, like cashews. Sweet awesome almost honey flavor. Slight wood. this was great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (2950) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2011
A very unique beer for sure. Pours gold / amber with a fairly small white head. Aroma is sweet tropical fruits, a bit of citrus and caramel. Thereís definitely alcohol in there. In a way the aroma resembles a barley wine more than a strong ale. Taste is a bit dominated by the alcohol up front, but then you get a fairly strong sweetness thatís got a slightly malty backbone to it. Would have wanted the finish a bit longer, but overall very nice. Body is medium with fairly low carbonation balancing it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2011
375ml bottle. Thanks to a ba...Pours a mostly transparent golden orange hue and topped with a quickly disappearing wispy white head... Strong sweetness with honey and agave. Dried fruits and white raisins... Flavors are the same with honey, sweet dried fruit, and just a barely tart hint towards the finish. Thinner bodied and not too syrupy. Better than expected but not my style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle pours clear golden orange with brief white head. Aroma very pleasant but hard to define with citrus, light fruits, spices and a touch of bourbon. Taste complex with citrus, light fruits, honey, lots of grapes and vinous notes, pineapple, other stuff I canít identify. Palate full bodied, not sticky or syrupy. Brief finish with slight hops and come citric acid. A little alcohol burn but not what youíd expect from a high-ABV beer.

Usually with a beer I can describe it by other beers it resembles. This one is unique. It fall short of being a great beer though. Maybe itís just a bit too complex and busy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3318) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Pours clear pale orangish color with white head. Fruity aroma with some oak and alcohol. Sweet apple and grape flavor with some oak, yeast and alcohol. A little boozy. Very white wine like. Medium body with moderate carbonation. A decent beer with a hefty price tag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
bottled, medium orange color with thin fine bubbles, lots of fruity alcohol on the nose, flavor is pineapples, butterscotch, honey, light bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Grand Cru bottle, 12.9%. Pours clear deep gold with a small, fading white head. Aroma is odd with some marzipan, grapes, white wine, light vanilla, funky fruit (I guess thatís agave?), slight wood, and medicine. Flavor is pretty sweet with white chocolate, pie crust, honey, more fruity funk, slight wood, and boatloads of alcohol. Finishes with wood and earth, and a mild bitterness. Lingering honey and fruit flavors. Thick bodied, hot, boozy, and an uncreamy mouthfeel. Itís an interesting beer, decent overall and not TOO sweet by my standards, but itís got some weird stuff going on. Iím not sure what the brewers wanted here and if they actually achieved their goal, but Iím glad the beer became available to Texas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Some floral and citrus in the aroma. Looks great. A steady rise of bubbles from the center of the beer for a solid 20 minutes or more. A six in appearance. This is a bit sweet but very tasty and certainly hides the high alcohol very well. Pricey but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6083) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Sampled at Pizzeria Paradiso in Alexandria VA. Woah! This was fantastic. Smooth and enjoyable. Poured a clear golden color with a small, wispy head. Aroma was agave, sweet biscuit malts, honey notes. Touch of oak in there too. Sweet fruit notes, hop bitterness. Alcohol pretty well masked in this one, no serious "warming" feeling to it after consumption. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (577) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Pours a two finger, white head that fades quickly and leaving no lace. Clear light amber color. Good carbonation, medium bodied. Fruity yeast nose. Flavor is sweet, spicy fruit and yeast, high ABV is hidden, smooth finish. Pricey, but worth trying at $14.for a caged & corked 500ml bottle

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