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


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RATINGS: 623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2212) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a slighty hazy gold with a huge pillow head that lingers throughout. Fruity esters, green apple, pear and citrus with a lovely Belgian yeast character on the nose. Some light funk as it warms as well. Clean and crisp on the palate with a little creaminess. Bitter, but also a fermented sweetness, like overripe fruit. Warming finish that is bitter and fruity. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kepano (256) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Hazy apricot with a large white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is quite sweet and distinctive. Bright, slightly sour smell with herbaceous notes. Smells like an exotic fruit cocktail that reminds me of POG (papaya, orange, guava). Hints of banana and strawberry. As it opens up more spices are revealed. Clove, cardamom. Richer on the palate than the nose lets on. Starts with a wave of sweet, grainy malts that transition into a burnt caramel mid-palate and ending with alcoholic heat, dry hops and burnt spices. The flavor lacks some of the fruity subtlety found on the nose and its sharp bitter finish is somewhat unpleasant. As the beer warms up a mellow chewy caramel quality breaks down the initial bitterness, and some of the warming spices open up. Would pair very well with a creamy goat cheese.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
xik (8) - FRANCE - MAY 3, 2016 does not count
Excellente, très équilibré, des bulles fines et un arrière goût citronné très agréable. Amertume présente mais juste ce qu’il faut. Il manque juste un petit peu de puissance au goût, peut-être un peu trop douce et pas assez explosive au palais, mais c’est justement tout ce qui fait son charme et sa particularité. Me fait penser à une version plus raffinée de la Triple Karmeliet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (2608) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2016
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av humle, citrus, grön banan, belgisk jäst, gröna äpplen, vita russin, plommon med toner av gräs och marsipan. Stor sötma, rund och len, fina smaker i bra balans, fin beska. Mycket gott!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (2657) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, España. A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio. T/S: Yeast, malt, citrusy, fruity / Levadura, malta, citrico, afrutado.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (695) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 22, 2016
Yellowish, clear with nice white head. Sweet fruit, peach. Sweet, peach, alcohol in the aftertaste. High in carbon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alex60 (159) - - APR 19, 2016
bouteille 33 cl - couleur dorée très claire, très pétillante, en bouche on sent bien le houblon, amertume légére et agréable, finale séche, ensemble très réussi

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcie (15) - - APR 17, 2016
Pours a slightly opaque blonde colour. White head with good retention. Aroma yeasty and perfumy. Tastes spicy, slighty earthy, leaves a pleasant alcohol aftertate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madnorwegian (134) - FRANCE - APR 9, 2016
Great stuff. Full body and full flavor. Pours a deep blonde color with a thin long lasting head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1634) - USA - APR 9, 2016
Drunk from 33cl bottle at friends traiteur in Auderghem. Strong, blonde beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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