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


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RATINGS: 569   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (4378) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 10, 2015
Sample at beer bloggers conference, Brussels 2015
pale blonde with fluffy white head hides strength well, suprisingly light in body, gentle herbality, clean, spicey, warming

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5642) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2015
33cl Bottle from Prik&Tik Baelus. Golden colour, white head. Aroma is hoppy, grassy, malty, spicy, Belgian yeast, fruity, esters. Flavour is light to medium sweet, malty, spicy St.F yeast, coriander seed, hint of fennel, fruity, grassy and light herbal bitter finish. Medium bodied, light alcoholic. Tasty, and not too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smroush (145) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Aromas are primarily hops, a mild citrus fruit flavor. Malt is pretty subdued, though there is a touch of skunk. Color is a cloudy light amber with a large off-white head. Just slightly sweet; bitterness is moderate from the citrusy hops. Body is light to moderate; fairly thin texture; fairly lively carbonation; finish is fairly long and dominated by the citrus. Overall a good, though not great, beer. I like the citrus fruit, but there is not a lot of complexity and I could do without the skunk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (3471) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from the brewer, spicy nose & light citrus despite the lack of spices. Smooth and rich, lovely dry-sweet balance of alcohol & sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
KaduLima (2) - Agudos, BRAZIL - AUG 24, 2015 does not count
Dourada. Pouco aroma. No paladar presença de maltes e dulçor do álcool, bem perceptível. Amargor moderado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kto (383) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 24, 2015
pours hazy golden yellow with a huge steady white head, some lacing, and interesting bubble formation from the bottom. floral, fruity aroma: yeast, sour apples, spices. flavour is less fruity; white wine, herbs, spices, honey. rather strong carbonation. balanced semi-dry slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (355) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 24, 2015
Looks yellow clear strong foam Nice bitterness fruit yeast would not Judge in 9.5% very Nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4590) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle in Brussels. Nice blonde body with huge head. Nose is fruity, yeast. Taste is skunky, malty. Quite strong. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (2038) - ESTONIA - AUG 22, 2015
Slightly hazy golden beer, retentive medium to small white head. Nose is malty sweetness, mild metallic notes, spice, yeast, hints at fruitiness. Flavor is pretty similar to the nose, malt and sweetness domninating, some fruit and yeast. Sweet finish with spice, mostly pepper, some phenolic notes. Lingering dryness with malt. Hides the booze pretty well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bawelt (184) - Lyon, FRANCE - AUG 19, 2015
Plutôt déçu. Bien-sûr, à proprement parler c’est un produit de qualité. Mais plutôt commun et finalement peu complexe. Le nez est très malté et on sent le houblon. En bouche, énorme effervescence, très plaisante. Par contre, le "dry hopping" est vraiment pas concluant... Il est totalement éclipsé par le corps bien trop présent en alcool et en levure. La longueur est herbale mais très timide...

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