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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (622) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle from LCBO. Beautiful super blonde colour with a very generous white head. Aroma of fruits, orange. Flavour is fruit, spices, malt. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rgfellow (100) - - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours pale golden with sizable, finely bubbled head and lacing. Aroma is all Belgian - fruity esters and unmistakable yeast profile. Taste is fruity - booze is well masked. Dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrWally (50) - BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2013
at home, from a bottle. sweet smells, reminds me of something that I cannot immediately label (caramel?). Nice golden color, crystal clear, thick head. very very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (6782) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle - Fruit esters and Belgian yeasts. Pale yellow and effervescent and thin head. Rich and thick, little booze, hay and more fruit esters. Strong Belgian flavours, rich body in a champagne like look. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1297) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
Almost completely clear lovely golden colour with a huge, white, creamy head that after a while starts forming long-lived big bubbles that laces the glass well. A wonderful, strong and crisp aroma with acidic fruits, apple and Belgian yeast, with notes of spices, sweet honey and lemon in the back. The taste is light to moderate sweet with a moderate bitter long-lasting finish. Some of the sweetness lasts into the aftertaste, accompanied by very light acidic hints. Delicious, complex and strong flavours of lightly ripe and acidic fruits, grape, lemon, Belgian yeast, spices ("Grand Cru differs from other beers in the range by its absence of spices". Blah blah!), sweet honey and a healthy dose of alcohol. The alcohol is not at all hidden, but it’s clean and a natural part of the flavour profile. Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Medium body, oily texture with a moderate dry finish, moderate to lively carbonation. A lovely beer!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 11 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11906) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is sugar, fruit, orange, alcohol, malt. Flavour is fruit, yeast, orange, spices, malt, alcohol, hop. Nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EddyBeer1 (1011) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2013 Blonde assez claire, très belle pétillance, mousse bien crémeuse. Assez maltée, ronde en bouche, pétillance agréable, houblonnée sur le retour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3634) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
Pale blond with thin lacy head. Aroma is quite delicate with light citrus and overall sweet fruitiness. Medium to high carbonation. Slightly numbing as if there’s some clove present although it states that it’s not spiced. Generally quite sweet, citric and yeasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
330ml bottle
9.5% ABV
King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
May 4, 2013
The beer pours a translucent pale gold colour with a generous white cap that quickly dissipates. Aroma is light fruits, grains, yeast, and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is yeast, grains, and some light fruits. Quite refreshing for a 9.5% Belgian blonde.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10678) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, pineapple, citrus, light yeast, light spice and a hint of banana. Palae was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, citrus, pepper and a hint of vanilla with a crisp dry lingering peppery finish.


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