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

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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 17, 2013
330ml bottle. Pale, watery looking yellow gold. Big fizzy white head doesn’t last. Gentle banana clove nose. Flavour follows the nose. Cloying sweetness. Medium body, forward carbonation. Too sweet for my tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (1745) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
Uit de fles bij bryanvdv, troebel goudgele blonde met een witte schuimkraag. In de geur frisse Belgische hop met gist. De smaak is kruidig met een zuurtje, mooie volle afdronk met een bittertje van de hop. Erg goed bier een kruidige versie van duvel. witte wijn drinkende vrouwen moeten dit kunnen waarderen.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bryanvdv (614) - - NOV 15, 2013
Fles gedeeld met rikstar. Goudgeel bier troebel met minimale kraag. Aroma is fris hoppig. Smaak is zuur/zoet met bitter in de nasmaak. Body is mooi vol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (2031) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts fruits some caramel and spicy flavor malts fruits caramel citrus spicy and hops

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (296) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2013
birra ambrata con una discreta quantità di deposito e una schiuma bianca a grana grossolana che però tende a svanire relativamente presto..aroma molto intenso e davvero piacevole che mi ricorda la hoegaarden gran cru..intensamente fruttato e lievitoso,in perfetto stile belga..davvero particolare (pesca,mela,agrumoso)..gusto più spostato verso il malto,ma con lieviti sempre presenti a fornire la componente dolciastra..piacevolmente luppolata devo dire..c’è ma non disgusta e non sconfina in una IPA,quasi al limite per i miei gusti..promossa!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1818) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 3, 2013
Appearance: Light golden, clear. Humongous amount of white head. Aroma: Floral, hops, sweet, nice. Taste: Floral, spices, sweet. Fruits. Slight alcohol. Info: 330ml bottle, 3/11-2013, BB: 1/4-2015

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timmwillum (89) - BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2013
Rigtig god grand cru med tilpas balance mellem sødme og bitterhed. Anbefales helt klart.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2065) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
(bottle) clear yellow colour with a very tall white head; champagne aroma; balanced, complex flavour with a long light bitter finish; nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eManu (516) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2013
From a 33cl bottle, pours a clear pale yellow with a big white head. Aroma of strong yeast, malts and citrus spices. Taste of malts, citrus, mostly grapefruits, yeast and spice. Strong body, with long lasting flavors. Light sweetness and nice malt bitterness. Very strong finish complex flavors.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chudwick (2607) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 22, 2013
11.2oz bottle (29/12/2012) - pours gold with white head. Nose is grain, floral, and yeast galore. Sip adds booze, sugar and more grain. If it weren’t for the yeast, I’d think this is malt liquor. A little spice (pepper?) in the finish. So much for the absence of spice. Out of nowhere my three year old declares that this beer is stinky and she is sitting three feet from me. She requested a closer sniff and is going on and on about how stinky that was.


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