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RATINGS: 368   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)


jstraw's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Murky pale orange with scant, creamy white head (barrel-aged) / Sweet nose of cactus, cut pine, citrus, orange, caramel, and bourbon barrel / Medium to full body, some tartness and acidity, sweet, with good balance and finish, and alcohol well masked / Flavors of cactus, lemon, caramel, pine, and bourbon barrel / An interesting idea with promise; however, the flavors here never really mesh, perhaps because the body isnít quite big enough to stand up to the acidity of the cactus.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1939) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: hazy golden beer with small carbonation, yeast particles, small white foam effervescent as champagne when served. Smell: champagne nose at the beginning. Sweet caramel and malt domination, alcohol notes. Nice bouquet nose, lot of ester. Taste: full body with caramel domination malt. Very intensive malt presence, small effervescent on mouth. Caramel attenuation, alcohol and astringent. Very sweet. Aftertaste: caramel malt, sweet caramel and astringent alcohol. Good complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1884) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Bomber. Pours a cloudy orange with a dissipating head and aroma of fruits and caramel. Taste is of fruits, hops, caramel, and oak notes into the fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Pours a light copper rusted color with a small beige head. Nose is sweet and fruity . Taste is oaky with tart fruit. Finishes on the same tasting notes, with a oaky tannin finish . Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours a nice dark hazy brownish color. Aromas of malts, and some other hints, maybe fruit, maybe caramel, and hops. Flavor is a bitter, malty, and hoppy with a nice dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1357) - 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 didnít match the taste somehow, just couldnít make heads or tails of it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3782) - 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 (3542) - 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 (329) - 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 (10891) - 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 (1776) - - FEB 9, 2016
From a bottle. Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma and taste are fruits, sugar, light oak, and toffee.


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