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

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RATINGS: 531   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3520) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
From a 33cl bottle at Grünerløkka mat- og mikrobryggfestival. (Thanks yngwie!) Pours clear, pale golden with a white head. Fruity aroma with Belgian yeast, malt and hints of citrus. Finishes dry and lightly citric. Refreshing! (2012-08-25)

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (3343) - FINLAND - AUG 31, 2012
Yellow, bottle conditioned. Nose is wonderfully fruity; citrus, coriander, ginger with a good pale malt backing and a touch of hops. A bit like a supercharged wit. Body is quite soft, full, almost creamy thick, with a bit alcohol coming through. Nice, but hot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (2013) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2012
310812. Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a high head that disappears. Aroma belgian yeast, hops. Slight yeasty spicy taste. Medium full bodied. Full bodied. Not Bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5771) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear light gold, fine white bubbles nice lacing. Nose of spices, cilantro, grass, earth. Taste of earth, spices, grass, coriander. Medium dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5215) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle marked 12/05/2014 (young!), my #222 from Belgium. Nose is spicy and floral, lightly citric pale/Pils malt with some bitterness coming, for sure, and a touch of yeast under the strong lemon. Pours clear, very bright yellow with a noisy soapy white head. Taste overburdened with alcohol and warmth, strong spices and lemon and orange in the oily medium body, sweetness is controlled but there’s an artificiality there, and bitterness is absolutely minimal. Was hoping for a little more complexity, though I do like the low-level mixed fruitiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2012
330 ml bottle @ Grunerløkka mat og mikrobryggerifestival,August 25,2012.Pale golden color with a white head. Aroma is fruity, alcohol and a bit malty.Medium body.Fruity finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15188) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle, 33 cl, at grünerløkka festival. A clear, pale golden beer with a small, dense, white head. Sugary, fruity, lightly alcoholic and pale malty on the nose. Fruity, malty flavour with some faint citrusy hints. Medium body, dryish. Fruity finish with a pleasant bitterness. Pleasant and easy drinkable, but not much grand cru-ish . 120825

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2524) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
Clear goldblond coloured beer with small white head and medium carbonation. Herby hopped aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is rather bitter dry with a slight sweet and rather alcoholic touch.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
goatwhisperer (19) - - AUG 17, 2012
Thin head with poor retention. Cloudy golden straw colour. Alcohol, faint banana, light wheat, and malt on the nose. Mild carbonation, hints of apple, very astringent and bitter finish. Palate doesn’t live up to the nose. A solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2054) - FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 A light yellow beer with a big and blond head. Aroma is strongly aromatic and sophisticated, fruits, spicy, some summery flowerfield. Taste is fruitfull, spicy, some black peppers, hint of alcohol, aftertaste is dry and spicy, also some herbal hoppyness. Taste is smoother with yeast, and spicyness is not so attacking. A high-quality, spicy and strong, but still aromatic beer.


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