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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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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)


tennisjoel's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tennisjoel (1299) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Amber body on this one with an average but lasting white head. Aromas of pear, mango, and tart apple skin. Can detect slight oak. Agave is less pronounced. One of the best masked ABV’s for this strength of beer. Very smooth palate. Good stuff here.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1278) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2016
Not bad, but surprisingly not especially good. Very average in appearance, cloudy gold, minimal head. Aroma of golden raisin and prune. Taste had more Belgian yeast but the appearance didn’t match the taste somehow, just couldn’t make heads or tails of it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3163) - NORWAY - APR 8, 2016
Bottle, april 30th 2015. Unclear golden body, low white head. Aroma is winey with honey, mild citrus and yeast. Taste of banana, vanilla, oak and plum, with a burning whisky finish. Lasting oak and banana aftertaste. Mild alcohol notes through all.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (3152) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2016
sample from bottle, hazy dark golden colour with a slight white head on top. nose of sweet caramel malts, honey, belgian yeast, prunes, coriander spice, wood, sweet buttery aftertaste. not my kind of beer. weird buttery mouthfeel

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ffbot (263) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 27, 2016
I dunno what happened here... It tasted too syrupy and concentrated for me. Tasted like it might need some watering down. I dunno

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10565) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
aged a few years for special occasion. Agave and barrelling give this a coconut character, also very woody. Smooth. Agave and wood aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1429) - - FEB 9, 2016
From a bottle. Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma and taste are fruits, sugar, light oak, and toffee.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hatzer (92) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Smooth whiskey aged custardy flavour despite the horror look its good been aged and a celebratory drink ya

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4729) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Rated on 8-02-2015 (Corked and caged bottle) This beer’s appearance is a small fizzy white head that fully diminished, hazy amber body, fizzy, fast rising, lively carbonation noted, and no lacing. The aroma is woody, malt, sweet, fruity, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet, yeasty, fruity, alcohol, and it has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is moderate-lively carbonation and this beer is medium-full bodied. Overall, this is a sipping beer and it is quite fizzy tasting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6008) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle as North Coast Grand Cru, gusher on opening. Pours quite hazy peach, surprisingly small head, beige with little residual beyond a ring and some lacing. Aroma is sweet, honey, some belgian spice. Flavor is quite sweet, light bitter, hot, honey, agave I guess with some oak tannins and Belgian style spices, coriander, cloves. Medium body, soft carbonation, quite hot throughout with a sweet lingering finish along with some herbal notes.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5355) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 2, 2015
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of frothy fine to large sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent orange brown colored body and no lacing. The weak aroma was candy. The fizzy mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a lingering caramel hop aftertaste. The nice fizzy flavor contained notes of semi-sweet mild citrus oak vinous candy caramel hops and malt.


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