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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Grand Cru rewards like dry Champagne with aromas of passion fruit and exotic spice.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Botle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a clear, deep gold with white fizzy head. Aroma of funk, citrus, some nuttiness. Flavor is very nice funk, tart, some citrus. Mouth feel is light-medium body, fizzy carbonation. Overall, very good stuff!.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured gold with a white head that laces. aroma of fruity notes, and some ham or bologna. flavor was fruity, spice, and some citrus. light body and high carbonation. not bad overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. gold pour with a white head. fruity aroma with some sourness. nice fruity flavor with a slight sour flavor. tasty stuff

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6142) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2009
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, golden colored pour with slight head, grape, mealy aroma, flavor is fruity citrus and very light

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5350) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2009
This is a champagne beer is both appearance and taste. Throw in the effervescence as well. This beer is fruity, yeasty, and a bit funky. It is light drinking but quite complex. Alcohol cannot be tasted but is definitely there. A very tasty and enjoyable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmw141 (134) - Canton, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Bottle pour into large tulip glass. Very artsy design on the label. Ok, so here comes the elusive "Grand Cru" style. Pours a dark orange/amber with hints of red. Fizzy white head, persistent. Aroma is sour/tart, citrus, banana, spice, bread, and yeast. Complex. Flavor is sour, citrus (green apple) and slight funk. Sweetness is strong at first then gives way to a dry finish. Medium bodied. Longer duration. Not too much alcohol present in nose or mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Indy Winterfest ’09. Light golden brown with thin white head. Very sweet round caramel tinged nose. Lightly fruity. Esters. Thicker body. Lower carbonation. Sweet light appley fruity caramel. Light alcohol. Lingering sweet. Light astringency. A little bit of smokiness maybe, unexpected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JAN 24, 2009
750ml bottle. Bottle conditioned. Served in a chalice. Lots of carbonation. Poured an orangish gold. Big head that dissipated fairly quickly. Spicy aroma with some sugar and a little banana fruitiness. Fairly dry beer. Malt is there, but not overly sweet. Medium bodied. More spice and burnt sugar. Not terribly complex, but very drinkable. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4543) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Fruity. Maybe a bit too much for a Grand Cru. Puts it on the Tripel border. A reason why both the Schlafly Tripel and Grand Cru came out at the same time? Not a lot of malt or deep flavors we get from a Grand Cru like Alesmith’s. Good amount of yeast in the flavor. Nice overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Looks like a good barrel-aged bourbon in the glass. No hed or lacing. The beer coats the glass with a thin film when swirled. Strong aroma of barley malt and vinegar. The taste has belgian yeast, malt and and alcohol. It has a medium body and the finish is smooth and flat.


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