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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Grand Cru de Pelican is the result of inspiration, creativity, and imagination. With a nod to the great brewing traditions of Belgium, we have been inspired to create this dark, sensous brew. Grand Cru de Pelican entices with a rich, complex aroma, and satisfies with deep malty and caramel flavors. Spicy, aromatic flavors provide a harmonious counterpoint to the malty foundation of this robust beer. A snappy finish and medium-light body enhance the smooth drinkability of this beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2007 Bottle, drank Nov ’13 .. Past prime for sure but everyone around me really liked it, not me though. Thought it was so fuckin gross! I had to chew on a used diaper to the get the taste outta my mouth..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (933) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
2012 edition. Light brown with a large beige head. Aroma is apricot, orange peel, candi sugar, pear, raisin, cranberry. Full bodied, sweet on the palate, long fruity finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle share taster. Hazy burnt orange and big airy cap. Aroma is sour, dark fruit, wet stuffy attic. Taste is weak sour notes, and a solid sweet bitterness. Lingering, gentle dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
750 ml bottle via brewery order a couple years ago. 2009 vintage. Pours a berry-tinted amber with a large beige head that takes a while to settle. Notes of dark fruits, brown sugar, oak, earth, caramel, and a hint of metal on the finish of the flavor that isn’t in the nose. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, fruity mouthfeel. Rich. Body has held up and nothing overhwelms. Good quad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thank you sir! Muddy brown color, thick beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of boozy prunes and dates. Taste is sweet Christmas fruitcake and dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle @ home received via trade with FlandersNed. Pours mostly clear tawny with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is plums, figs, and dates with cookie and caramel malt, and light oxidation notes. Flavor is malt dominant with dark candied fruits, faint hops and bitterness with a caramelized candi sugar note and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 29, 2012
750ml bottle from Pelican. Murky amber copper with a beige head. Aroma of toffee, dark fruit, alcohol and oak. Flavor is lots of sweet raisin, toffee, musty/fruity yeast and virtually no alcohol. Medium body with a soft mouth feel. Super good beer, very good balance of sweetness, yeastiness and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2358) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
750 ml bottle @ OT. Pours very hazy yellowish reddish brown with a frothy goldenish brownish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and fruity with apple pie, pears, raisins, caramel, toffee, dry wood, moist grass, prunes, biscuits, cinnamon, cardamom and hints of alcohol and cloves. Taste is slightly sweet, tiny sour and fruity with biscuits, alcohol, red apples, unripe pears, overripe peaches, wood, moist grass, cinnamon, oatmeal cookies, cardamom, rhubarb and hints of lemon juice and red wine. Mouthfeel is round, smooth, slightly dry, tiny tart and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sour, fruity and slightly tart with bread, apples, pears, grape juice, moist grass, wood, cinnamon, rhubarb and hints of cloves. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (9387) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
75 cl bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy amber/copper beer with a quite nice offwhite head. Yeasty fruity aroma, spicy, vinous, raisins, pear, warming alcohol, caramel, floral notes, plum, cinnamon notes, some prunes. Vinous fruity flavor, caramel, prunes, hay, raisins, pear, cinnamon, clove, warming alcohol, berries, dry, brown sugar, sourish notes. Sweetish finish with yeast, banana, rhubarb, prunes and cinnamon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (5845) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 1 Aug 2012) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with dried fruit, raisins and caramel. Slightly vinous. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, dried fruit, raisins, prunes, toasty grain and a vinous finish with a slight acidity. Almost full body, fairly sweet, with a mild spicy bitterness. Tasty and well balanced. Really nice.

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