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RATINGS: 118   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Lots of sweet dark bread, spicy notes, dark fruit, and lots of sugars in the nose. Auburn pour with a nice fizzy head. Lots of dark fruit, a shit ton of sugary sweetness, and a lot of alcohol. Full heavy palate lots of carbonation too. I can appreciate it, but it was just too sweet for my tastes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2009
750ml caged and corked bottle. 2007 Vintage. Opened to a very loud pop. Not a gusher, but a little bit came out of the bottle. Poured a deep and dark amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, some dark fruits, yeast, and some chocolate. Tastes of caramel, dark fruits, caramel, lighter yeast, brown sugary, and all around malty. Alcohol content well hidden. Lively body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2009
[Vintage 2006] Tap @ Barleywine and Big Beer Fest... Poured a dark ruby/brown with a beige head. Wine-like aroma with some oak and sugars. Fizzy palate. No bitterness and a lot of roasted grains. Some sweet flavors with tropical and dried fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naka (708) - 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.

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 (10884) - 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
-------- /> I would like to rerate this beer.

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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Very dark brown pour, slight reddish tint, thin tan head. A lot of plum aromas, fig, Belgian yeast. Sweet candied taste, raisin, plum, very rich. An excellent American quad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpjuart (1086) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6014) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Clear dark amber with a tan head. Rick caramel, spicy sweet aroma. Full bodied with a chewy mouthfeel. Very nice rich, raisony sweet, spicy caramel flavors meld together beautifully. Nice warming alcohol to finish. Great beer.


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