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


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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (1858) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
0,7 l bottle shared Appearance:light hazy golden body, with a 1 finger sized head, ok retention and it’s leaves some lacing. Aroma: Sugar, citrus, and a bit of yeast Taste: Typical Belgian Beer, A bbit of malts, some fruity tones provided by citrus and apricot tones and some spiceyness from the yeast but less dominating, the only thing is the finish is a bit rough, with the bitterness and the alcohol kicking to much in. medium-thick body, average carbonation With a name like this you expect a bit more, this is just another elgian Ale like so many others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (5973) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at en Öl och Whiskeymässa 2014, 2014-04-11 Göteborg AR: white sugary, belgian yeasty, bananas AP: clear coppery F: soft fizzy, belgian yeasty, caramel, peppery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paulocerto (25) - BRAZIL - JUN 6, 2014
Cerveja belga é sempre um’ plus’, e essa o é com certeza. Equilíbrio ótimo entre o lúpulo e o malte, com a complexidade esperada de uma belga.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (3746) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
Most Feuillien beers have the nice aspect that they have a dry bitterness, instead of the sweetness most Belgians have. This one has that as well, nice strong blond beer, with a dry fruity touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHSRanders (1983) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. Clear yellow colour with large creamy white mostly diminishing head. Malty aroma with fruity notes. Sweet spicy flavor. Worm alcohol. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 21, 2014
I don’t remember many specifics on this one, but it was a very well-made Belgian strong. Didn’t seem very unique to me at the time, but it was very enjoyable nonetheless. I think I’ll pick up another one to see if it was really as hoppy as the description suggests.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonb5 (491) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
330ml bottle, poured into oversized tulip. A: Very pale shade of gold, clear, three finger head, some lacing, clear. S: Esters, yeast and booze. T: Earthy, yeast, clove, orange, banana. M: Thick body, minimal carbonation, booze gave it a coarse edge. O: Standard strong Belgian ale, a bit like Duvel injected with a small dose of steroids.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jvhemert (375) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2014
AROMA: dough, floral, APPEARANCE: pale, clear, white foam, TASTE: lightly sour, medium bitterness, PALATE: medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter, OVERALL: very easy to drink, lacks a depth in aromas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3884) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle from cotteridge wines. Golden beer with medium head. Aroma is yeast and citrus. Taste is yeast, citrus, banana and spice. Lots of carbonation probably lessens the score slightly. Otherwise very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (15231) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 28, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, fruchtig, leicht würzig. Geschmack fruchtig malzig, überreife Früchte, nur leicht alkoholisch.

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