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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naka (698) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2008
2007 bottle shared with Santoslhalper. Pours a deep reddish brown color with a small fizzy light tan head that is gone after a few seconds. Aroma is powerful dark dried fruit. Caramel malty and fruity. Lost of toffee too. The flavor is almost like a buttery cinnamon roll. Some raspberries, a slight tart, brown sugar, and a definite warming alcohol. A slight metallic note, but overall outstanding. The body is very rich and creamy, while possessing an strong effervescence.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpjuart (1034) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2008
2007 bottle courtesy santoslhalper. Pours brown with amber hues, fizzy, khaki head. Nose is brown sugar and raisin, sweet molasses and fig. Taste is brown sugar and caramel with raisin and chocolate with slight butter. slight bitter. Slight alcohol burn. Tasty brew. Thanks, Jon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2008
750 ml bottle @ liquid sunshine tasting - thanks to ??? for this bottle; dark amber, lots of carbonation; thick tan head; aromas are rich and fruity; sweet, raw and malty flavors; dank fruit and slight tart in the finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Date: 06/10/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: cork comesout with a loud pop, clear dark red, frothy beige head,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma with lots of sweet dark fruity esters,
Body: very carbonated body,
Flavor: rich fruity flavor, lots of dark figs and plums, dark caramel sweetness, hint of earthyness for balance,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+/4
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2008
750; corked, baled, and foiled. Thanks, Suzygreenberg! Pours clear amber with a lacy beige head. Big toffee nose. Light body and fizzy carbonation, but still pulls some good nutty toffee into the taste. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (5940) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2008
750; corked, baled, and foiled. Thanks, Suzygreenberg! Crystal clear, very dark amber with bright rubied highlights. Dense but thin tan head. Yeasty, apple-y, slightly cherried and buttery nose. Rich, creamy, slightly tingly carb. Nice body. Butter, caramel, chocolate, and hazelnut mid-palate. Long buttery, boozy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Pours copper with a thin off white head. Smells of caramel, sweet fruit, earthy. sugar, some molasses. Tastes of dark fruit, sweet malt, some sugar, some honey. Touches of oak on the finish. The alcohol is well hidden on this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Poured a lightly hazed amber with an off-white head. Sweet fruit aroma with notes of raisins, brown sugar and light alcohol. The flavor was also sweet and fruit withfigs and brown sugar. Very lively mouthfeel with a medium to full body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 12, 2008
This Abbey quad pours a deep caramel brown color from a 750ml corked bottle. Small to medium sized beige foamy head. The aroma is caramel malts, dark fruit, brown sugar and molasses. A medium to full bodied abbey quad. The malts are caramel and sweet with lots of dark fruits, plums and cherries. Lots of yeast and fruity esters. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Hides the alcohol well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Pours a transparent deep mahogany amber with a frothy spotty-lacing tan head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel and plums with a good balance of Belgian yeasty esters. Body starts fairly full, rich and dark caramely malty sweet with nice light fruits esters before a smooth dark caramel and milk chocolate finish with some doughy yeasty notes before a drier finish. A nice Belgian strong.


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