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Brewed by Brasserie St-Feuillien / Friart
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Le Roeulx, Belgium

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RATINGS: 407   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Grand Cru is a speciality beer carefully crafted by Belgium’s St Feuillien Brewery. This extra-blond amber nectar masterpiece undergoes refermentation in the bottle, resulting in a beer endowed with unforgettable character. The secret lies in the unique combination of the most noble hops and the finest aromatic ingredients. Grand Cru differs from other beers in the range by its absence of spices. Its full, white head is light and frothy, and when poured it creates a subtle lace effect. The very pale colour of Grand Cru lends clarity and brilliance to its body.
Grand Cru’s delicate nose is a veritable cascade of hoppy aromas with hints of fruitiness coupled with subtlety and sheer richness.
When savoured, the first sip is light and intriguing. The next impression is one of a slight bitterness full of captivating nuances. When it hits the palate, Grand Cru creates a lingering moment of hoppiness, rounded off by an intense yet pleasant bitterness.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (413) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
bottle. Golden colour. Soft, floral, malty, fruity. Some honey, booze. Good belgian.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwillrich (146) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - FEB 8, 2014
Espuma pouco persistente. Aroma bastante agradável, como toda boa belgian Strong Ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tweeby0110 (2) - BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
Fruity and yeasty smell. Hop. Similar taste, dry and bitter with a slightly harsh mouthfeel. A bit like sparkled wine.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto (1551) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2014
@ A Taste of Belgium / Cincinnati OH --- Cloudy glowin g golden amber with a 3" white head, streaks and bits of lace. Taste is strong wheat and malt with citrus and coriander. Light fizz and bitters join in at the finish to bring things into a beautiful balance. Strong, clean, well-balanced, excellent brew. High recommendations.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (642) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
I’ve noticed St. Feuillien as a very fine Belgian brewery before, and this brew manages to confirms my opinion. Tasty aroma of light fruits, yeast, citrus, spices ("Grand Cru differs from other beers in the range by its absence of spices." Uhm, yeah.). Flavour is medium fruity sweetness with only a hint of the alcohol inherent to this beer. Actually, it’s a surprisingly easy drinker (watch out!).

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Its like a semi sec champagne but with a nice hoppy touch and some quality malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle from Blue Dog. Pours turbid gold with frothy white head. Nose is orange marmalade, earthy funk, hops. Tastes of yeasty fruit, candi sugary malt, fruit, hops. Complex flavor and finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ST247 (178) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours light golden with a white, bubbly foam. Aroma is fruity, hoppy and fresh. Fruity taste, light bitterness. Actually a really nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2014
75cl bottle at home. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: grains, fruity, hoppy. TASTE: grains, bitter, dry

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
2013-02-08. Crisp bright yellow body with a large foamy white head. 3++ Aroma is lightly alcoholic, pale malt. Flavour is relatively alcoholic, sweetish pale malt core, mild bitterness grows in the finish amplified by the alcohol. Average plus bodied palate, effervescent carbonation suits it. Pretty decent take on the style, alcoholic shows itself just a touch more than I would like even if it is suitable for the style. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto


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