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

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RATINGS: 533   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours straw yellow with a white head. Aromas of banana, malt, clove, yeast. Sweet acidic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle [330ml]. Pours a slightly hazy, very bubbly, yellow-gold with a huge lasting frothy white head. Aroma of yeast, wheat and spices along with citrus and lightly tart fruit. Flavour is quite yeasty along with citrus, herbs, light spices, wheat and light grassy hops. Alcohol is well hidden. Average bodied. Pretty good, I enjoyed it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2084) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
Pours a really clear and light golden. The head doesn’t stay for long and doesn’t leave any noteworthy lacing. Aroma is belgian yeast, spices and light alcohol. Taste is nice and round but you never get the impression that it is sweet. A good bitterness and a slight alcohol bite balances it all out it seems. Mouthfeel is light even though it has a medium body, if that ever makes sense. A good belgian but not one I’d ever want to come back to.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DwarfeD (1562) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2013
33cl bottle at home. Slightly hazy golden with a white soapy head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Herbs, lemon, a bit hoppy combined with almost sour sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (418) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
2013/06/26 - Pours a cloudy golden color with a thick, frothy white head that leaves minor lacing. Aroma is citrus, hops and belgian yeast. Taste is similar to nose with a bitter, metallic start and a bubbly, sweet citrus aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with lots of bubbly carbonation. Not as balanced as I typically like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seynie (228) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2013
Hoppy start, very long bitter yet fresh fizzy finish. Slightly cloudy golden colour. Beer with a mind of its own.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2828) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2013
I can’t add too much to the description listed for this beer, it’s spot on. Especially the part about how the first sip is one taste, and the next is different, and the third even better. Complex beer....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (5554) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2013
Cloudy yellow colour with airy but unsteady head and medium body. Nose of fresh, ripe hops. Taste of medium bitter, yet aromatic hops, grass, citrus fruits, herbs and light yeast. Flowery finish. Easy to drink, enjoyed it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (5552) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle bought around Wavreille, Province Namur and shared with McTapps. Classical belgian with huge carbo, vanilla and sweet hops in the aroma and quite fluffy taste. Is a bit too sweet with a strange aftertaste. Quality beer with nothing special in.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kosmokrator (517) - ITALY - JUN 21, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2014 Intenso color biondo con saponosa schiuma bianca. Aroma fruttato e floreale con sentori di lievito e caramello; gusto mediamente dolce, molto "belga" con note caramellate e fruttate e un finale leggermente luppolato. Corpo medio, effervescenza presente ma morbida, setosa al palato. Rimane il dubbio che la bottiglia non fosse "al meglio", da provare "in forma"!


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