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

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RATINGS: 545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OOKPIKABLE (193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
Pours light with abundant head. Aroma of cider. Tastes of white wine and raisins with lingering raisiny aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (508) - - MAY 8, 2015
Golden amber / light brown colour with tiny creamy white head. Aroma of fruits, grape, plums, citruses etc some herbs. Taste is similar, fruity sweet. body is full, carbonation soft, medium bitterness. Very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4612) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2015
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a clear gold with a thick white head. Aroma of tropical fruits. Flavors of banana and butterscotch. Smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 25, 2015
Very light yellow color beer with a white mostly lasting head. Aroma is hoppy and flowery, with some pine, straw and light caramel. Flavor is sweet with honey notes and it drives to a crispy carbonated bitter short end. Body is medium and carbonation is high.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1455) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Clear straw yellow body with a medium head. Aroma has light spicy yeast, cookie dough and dry citric hops. Sweetish yeasty taste with more dry hops. Feels like an Abbey Tripel. I don’t recall their actual Tripel to be as refined as this. Has active carbonation but it doesn’t feel too sharp in mouth. Kind of predictable and unassuming taste but the beer is well brewed and conditioned. Alcohol is not distracting.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (241) - BELGIUM - APR 15, 2015
330 cc bottle. Pours golden with foamy and creamy head. Lively carbonated. Malty, grainy and sweet. light fruity hop caracter. Very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (618) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
330 mL bottle. Light blonde pour, tall creamy white head. Cereal grain aroma, light fruity hops. Medium to full body, high carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1694) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 11, 2015
0,33L bottle (from Wine of Galilee, Tallinn). Pours golden with off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is fresh fruits, yeast, citrus, apples. Flavor is sweet, fresh fruits, malt, spices, yeast, citrus, and acidic notes. Finish is sweet, citric with some bitterness and touch of alcohol. Carbonation is rather high and it feels somewhat "dead". Overall: good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Helsdon (300) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
It’s a lovely, sunny day, and there needs to be a nice beer in the mix. So time to crack that Grand Cru. Pours a slightly cloudy blond with active carbonation and a dense creamy head that it retains. The nose is soft hay malts, a mild yeasty bite and a little bubble gum. The taste has an awesome fullness of cereal and hay malts, a sweetness that has a hint of cotton candy, mild citrus and a solid earthy yeast that nobody does better than the Belgians. Perfect beer for a perfect day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJoer (983) - NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2015
Medium white head, golden colour, yeast honey malts smell, medium to high carbonation, medium bitter herbs peppery some honey yeast taste some sour


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