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

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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 11, 2013
Pours yellow slightly greenish with an enormous head, aroma of coriander, yeast, some herbs and some bubblegum, flavor of caramel, malt, yeast, fruits, coriander, medium bodied

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jolo (922) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle. A hazy golden colour with a medium high off-white head. An aroma of yeast, fruit and pepper. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6794) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a medium white head. The aroma is high fruity and spicy yeasty with a sweet malty backbone. The flavor is sweet fruity and yeasty. Light sourish hint. Great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3577) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle (330 ml). From czar, thanks! Clear bright pale yellow with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma is of spices, alcohol, Belgian yeast and light sweetness notes. Taste is moderately sweet and yeasty with spices and alcohol. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry. Not bad, but boring. Balance could be better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (2016) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle, bubley quickly diminshing head, qutie hazy deep yellow colour, cheesy nutty aroma with just a hint of citrus, flavour of peach, lemon, grapefruit and almond, medium bitter and just a bit too sweet. Nice and quite refreshing especially considering its ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gilvanblight (817) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
*Beer Review* StFeuillien Grand Cru Thought it was time to kick it up a notch both in ABV and style. Very pale yellow pour with lots and lots of foamy white head. Sour yeasty smell. A bit of banana? Wow that’s a large mix of tastes that are all very mellow and mix together very well. A lot going on here. For the amount of head the carbonation doesn’t seem all that high. Sour motes with some sweetness in the middle then back to sour. A bit of that ’sweet tart’ thing going on. Very well balanced. Very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorm (1606) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
Lys farve med høyt skum som ligger lenge. Lukt av sitrus og humle. Smak av søte sitrusfrukter, mild malt med noe bitter humle i avslutningen.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (885) - ISRAEL - JUL 17, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Bottle. Pours clear yellow with a huge head and tons of bubbles. Faint smell of fruits and yeast, slightly acidic. Taste - starts with fruity sweetness, bitter-sweet medicinal finish, not balanced flavors, did not really work for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (2030) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Syrlig lukt av hvete og citrus. Dunkel gyllen farge. Frisk litt syrlig smak. Mye skum.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (811) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a pale yellow colour with a frothy, white, two finger head that slowly thins to a small ring and cap. Light lacing. Smell is slightly acidic. Notes of yeast, lemon, and other citrus fruits. Taste is semi sweet but well balanced with a slightly spicy/bitter alcohol aftertaste that lingers a while. Medium body with a medium to high carbonation. Has a lively, bubbly texture. Very nice brew well worth a try. Very lively and pleasant to drink.


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