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%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdKing (2265) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle from Beer:Shop St Albans. Colour is bright cloudy amber, medium soft creamy foam head. Lovely looking beer. Nose is stunning. Fruity brett yeast, like aged Orval. Fruity yeast, fresh plum, apple, then some crispy meringue like saison yeast notes, caramel, funk, sugar. It’s like saison dupont. Taste is fruity, apple, plum, raisin, fig, date, then some green hoppiness, slight bitter hop tangyness, meringue, crispy saison yeast, funk, grassy, straw. Really really good beer. These Belgians never cease to amaze me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (368) - ITALY - NOV 14, 2015
75 cl. 2015 Dorata, schiuma bianca fine di media persistenza. Aroma molto volatile di brettanomyces, leggerissimi chiodi di garofano, erbaceo in primo piano misto a zucchero candito. Al palato sempre erbaceo (paglia) e caramello con una bella nota etilica alla quale si accoda un elegante erbaceo. Corpo pieno, mediamente carbonata.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a very hazy, dark golden yellow color with a two finger, frothy white head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap/ring. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind. Earthy, surprisingly hop forward aroma with bread, pale malt and Belgian yeast notes. Grassy, floral hops with subtle pine needle character along with peppery spice, biscuit apple and pear. Faint alcohol as well. Smells somewhat like a hoppy witbier. Fuller bodied than expected with tight carbonation and a strong spicy hop bite that lingers over the estery yeast, bread and pale malt notes into a dry finish. Spicy hops up front provide some dry bitterness which is complimented by peppery/clove like spice before biscuit malt, light fruit and alcohol flavors come in toward the finish. Some bread, banana and apple along with some straw and sweet booze, yet the high ABV is well masked. Not the most exciting beer but well balanced, flavorful and easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bubeer (223) - - NOV 10, 2015
Practically clean light gold. Large head with medium to high retention. Strong pineapple aroma with notes of melon and banana. Good bitter/sweet balance, with a little bias towards sweet. Medium body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (6723) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2015
*Old rating. Best before 30/03/13. Nettes, rund-weiches Bier. Leichte alkoholische Züge, reife Früchte. Etwas süßlich aber süffig. Nett.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (6815) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 5, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -from E.Leclerc Ljubljana. Unclear yellow/golden coloured, medium sized white head, yeast and alcohol in the nose. Moderate malty, yeasty, spicy and alcoholic with fruity notes in rather spicy finish. High carbonation as well. BSA by the book.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChtiBreizh (387) - Rennes, FRANCE - NOV 1, 2015
Hazy to clear yellow with a very thin vanishing head. Malty and tyical belgian yeasty, spicy, but without any real character. Very sweet and with a light bitter finish. Medium to light bodied, oily,soft but prickly carbonation. Quite an ordinary belgian ale with added sugar and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinte (457) - Udine, ITALY - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle 0.75L. Hazy, deep golden body with a huge, frothy, off-white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate malty (bread) and hoppy (citrus) aroma with heavy notes of spices and some fruits. Moderate-to-heavy sweet and moderate bitter flavour. Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimonBlok (102) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear golde with big white head. Aroma: clove, nutmeg, citrus, grain. Taste: medium sweetness with low bitter finish. Notes of orange, clove, nutmeg, coriander. Texture is sticky. Carbonation is very lively. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BobEvers (370) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2015
fles 33cl kleur: goud,helder, mooie schuimkraag geur: mout en iets zoet/fruitigs. Smaak daarentegen is helemaal niet zoet, vooral zachtbitter. Flinke dosis alcohol

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