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

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RATINGS: 462   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chris__hartley (276) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
It pours champagne colour and slightly murky (translucent); the head is white and explosively foamy. The aroma has notes of: candy-sugar, slight barnyard funk, lemon-zest, and hay. The taste is light dry that finishes medium sweet; there are notes of: candied lemons, yeastiness, and white-pepper. The palate is medium bodied, heavy carbonation, huge mouth-feel, and a medium finish. Overall, a cute beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hammy78 (762) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
Picked up at the Dundurn LCBO. Pour is super active white head that all but disappears completely, body is clear light honey colour with a bit of haze to it. Lace hears ad there. Nose is stereotypically Belgian, sweet and yeasty. Tastes light, light, a touch bitter, dry and has a bit (very slight) metallic finish. I was expecting some sourness, but it disappoints on the angle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hangunder (260) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
Tart aroma, green apples, belgian yeast. Looks nice, long lasting white head, light yellow and haze coming from the yeast settled at the bottom of the bottle. Taste has sour and sweet notes upfront, spice in the middle and finish and a distinctive taste of belgian yeast throughout. Finish has an interesting sweetness to it, as well as some alcohol coming through and a hint of hops. The slight sourness keeps this one fairly refreshing. Heavily carbonated and medium bodied. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (567) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
330ml bottle. Slightly hazy golden body, huge white fluffy head, good retention and plenty of lacing. Aroma of herbal hops, yeast, grains, peppercorn, lemon. Taste of herbal hops, yeast, grains, pepper, tropical fruits and a touch of honey. Intense carbonation. Lovely.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
OntBeerDrinker (445) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
Smell’s along the lines of apple cider and white wine. Big soapy bubble head that fads fast carbinaded, Pale golden. Taste some is inda like cherry hard liquor or red wine,some is kinda like some cider/champagine/white wine taste. Heavy bodied,some sips leave a brn from being 9.5% Sweet. Not my perfered taste for a beer but its not crap. Beer taste not included.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (577) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a pale yellow with a two finger head of white foam. Aroma has a note of quality Austrian pilseners, spicy black peppercorn, lemon peel, yeast, a faint earthy note, and faint honey. Sweet with alcohol burn up front, light metallic hops, light honey, the peppercorn/lemon peel note, and a finish that REALLY makes me think cinnamon hearts, with a hint of green vegetable. The sweetness is well balanced with the hops. Pleasant stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4320) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2013
Light floral hops in aroma with a little booze. Pours clear golden with huge fizzy head and good lacing. Average carbonation, medium palate. Finishes a little bitter with dose of sourness on the extended aftertaste. Not bad - a beer that tastes oddly sessionable for alcohol content. Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3213) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
Slightly hazy golden pour, huge frothy white head. Sharp grassy hops, cereal malts, and light tropical fruit. Good mouth feel, crazy carb. Low bitterness, crisp green grassy hops. Really nice stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2013
Aroma is fruity, lemon, colours orange/golden, lots of carbonation with a small white head. Smooth taste, honey and citrus. Soft and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 20, 2013
Bottle 330 ml
Aroma: wheat front , fairly soft , slight warmth of alcohol, gentle tartness , pear and golden malts. 7+
Look: poured as pale golden with large white overflowing cap. Nice. 4-
Taste: medium light bodied. Fairly dry , note of grape skin, some salt , golden malt with soft wheat wrap. Belgian yeast fill. Nice.


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