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RATINGS: 371   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)

Huhzubendah's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3546) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle shared by Lunch, after many unsuccessful attempts. Thanks Paul! The appearance is crystal clear and golden hued, with an eighth inch of white head that leaves a far amount of lacing behind. The aroma is of sweet fruits, spices and alcohol. The beer is very assertive and / or bold. Put simply, this beer tastes like strong alcoholic apple juice, with a present sweetness throughout. The flavor is odd, though not necessarily off. I thought it was mediocre, and was a bit disappointed. Frankly, I expected better. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-18-2010

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerandhockey8 (361) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - OCT 16, 2016
From 22oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a hazy yellow, thin white head. Nose is yeast, light fruit, raisin, slight malt. Taste is medium bodied, sweet. Finishes silky and smooth. Great Grand Cru.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (623) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2016
(Bottle) Murky, red mud body with a minimal white head, almost flat. Strong alcohol in aroma, wood, orange, some berries, vanilla, mild spices. Light bodied, flat. Flavor is sweet, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emusche (204) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Pours copper with a quickly receding, bubbling head. Wafts of vanilla, raisin, plum, caramel, Belgian yeast and alcohol. Taste has lots of the classical Belgian characteristics: slightly spiced, sweet, crisp and effervescent. The golden raisin/plum/prune is present, with a pleasant buttery oak finish. Slightly astringent, but at 12.5% that's not really a surprise. The reviews knocking the style as inconsistent and different aren't wrong; to me it just feels like the blend works more often than it doesn't. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (2165) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1891) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1998) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1476) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (4131) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (3995) - 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

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