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


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RATINGS: 637   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 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 (4128) - 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 (2006) - 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 (507) - 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 (377) - 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 (4059) - 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 (16995) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Bottle, 9.5%. Mild citric aroma, almost Bretty. Cloudy yellow colour. Very big chalk white head, quite stable. The flavour starts off quite sweet, then comes a nice citric, Bretty note followed by a rough bitterness. The aroma is very promising, but the flavour is not as good as hoped for. A more than decent brew, nevertheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (5031) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy straw with airy but stable white head. Clear aroma of fruit and flowers, with notes of hops. Sweet flavour of fruit and flowers, interspersed by bitter, hoppy notes. Warming alcohol presence. Sweetish aftertaste. Nice.

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