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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2013
750ml bottle served into a Tripel Karmaliet tulip. A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a quickly vanishing white head. Very little specks of lacing. S - Lots of fruit esters and bread. Tart apples, peaches, lychee, pineapple, candied lemon citrus, pears, spicy Belgian yeast, light cereal grains. Hints of sourness and slight mustiness. T - Very sweet and fruity. Tropical fruit galore, pineapple, papaya, guava, stone fruits, sour apples, bananas, all sweet but tart as well. Spicy Belgian yeast is layered with in as well as some M - Medium wet body but quickly dries out. Lots going on here. Sweet fruit, spicy, malty, and tart. Interesting for sure. This kinda reminds me of a a Tripel. Serving type: bottle 11-17-2012

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (786) - Missouri, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Appearance: cloudy white orange. Not much head. Interesting aroma though of lemon zest, tropical fruit, and yeast. Spicy, bready, lemony flavors. Somewhat thin-bodied for the style. Has more bitterness than I expected. Do not find it overly sweet at all, as some have said. A decent Belgian strong.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5432) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2013
This is a good example of why its good to keep rating styles you are usually leery of. I am not usually a fan of big Belgian inspired beers, because they I tend to find them to be big, boozy, overly sweet messes. So, that being said, I really enjoyed this. Nicely sweet, but not too much, lots of yeasty character without being too boozy, and subtle, tart citrus. I liked it...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2891) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Nice aroma of sweet fruit and some malt. The flavor is sweet fruit as well with a bit of hops towards the back of the swallow. About average for the style which is better than most American versions.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4223) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2013
750 ml bottle into snifter. Purchased from The Party Source, Bellevue, KY. Bottled on 12/15/11. Damn, really?? I bought this in December 2012. The aroma was fruity Belgian yeast, sugar and pale malts. Cloudy gold with tons of tiny particles of yeast floating around the glass. Flavor is Belgian yeast, lots of fruity notes. (Mostly apricot) some candy sugar notes and a slight alcohol touch in the finish. Very fruity with lots of yeast. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall sweet and fruity but pretty good and holds true to the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2498) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a golden orange color with white head. Belgian yeast and dark malt flavors. Malty, yeasty, slight barnyard flavors. A servicable strong belgian.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2668) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2013
This poured a golden color with a white carbonated head. The aroma contains some citrus, spices, and herbal notes. The flavor is rather sour with more citrus, bananas, ginger, and spices. The mouthfeel is very carbonated. Overall this is not sweet at all, more dry and funky than anything. A good beer!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4070) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2013
750 ml. Bottled Nov. 14, 2012. Hazy amber with a quarter inch of lasting bubbles, with lots of yeasty activity in the body. Smells of white grape must , toffee, and rusty apple cider. Tastes are rusty pear, caramel apple and a bit of resin. Medium body is dry, alcoholic, and has too much carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
At Han Dynasty with Ray and Jay. Pours a cloudy gold with white head and some lacing. Notes of caramel, peanut brittle, butter, bread. A little too sweet for me. Would benefit from a little cellaring.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Pours a deep golden with moderate effervescence, 1 finger lingering head that is white and leaves moderate to heavy lacing. Moderately sweet that quickly turns moderately tart. Bready. Hints of bananas, clove, maybe ginger Definite alcohol presence. Astringent hops. Bitter finish. Chewy, full bodied.


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