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

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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1303) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2011
33cl bottle. Light yellow and clear with a decent white/transparent head. Nose : Orange, banana. Almost smells like sprite. Yeast. Sip : Full body, well carbonated almost like champagne. It has this dry feeling with notes of pear and cherry. Bubblegum. Little sour and bitter on the end. Interesting brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2397) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle. Hazy gold with a lasting large white head, high fine bead. Aroma of peaches, sweet dough, grass, light herbs. Sweet with peaches and honeydew melon, dries out a great deal with mild spicy bitterness. Eschews charm for finesse, but there’s plenty of it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2084) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Gold pour with a white head. Wheat, kiwi fruit, yellow melon and banana aroma. Pear with a tinge of tropical fruit in the flavour. Dry, fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11148) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Beer Planet, Brussels.
Clear golden with a big, frothy, white head. Settles as a fine film. Aroma has pleasant apple, light oranges, mild brett, esters, melon. Mild grass. Highish, lively carbonation, fat and creamy palate. Flavour is fruity, grass, peach, oranges, mild vinious, some dryness in the finish. Elegant, very drinkable, warming. Just a very good Belgian, really.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2782) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2011
Clear, light golden colour with firm white head. Quite a big sticky depot stays behind in the bottle, seemingly without clouding the beer one bit. Quite alcoholic hoppy aroma. Crisp, malty, grass and hay tones. Some citrus. Hoppy bitter flavour, sweetish malt background. Carbonation is rather strong, but quite champagne like. Strong hoppy finish.
(From 33cL bottle @ home)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (9424) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 29, 2011
from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier - cloudy blond-orange beer; solid white foam left and a nice lacework; dusty and estery aroma with notes of yellow fruits; juicy palate and full-bodied, sharp carbonation and quite sweet; a gentle bitterness and lot of residual sugars; long estery fruity finish with notes of candy sugar

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jade (409) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2011
Hazy yellow, thick head. Aroma is soft (due to the large head). The alcohol really comes through, typical of strong belgian ales.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3808) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle 33cl, a slightly cloudy beer with huge creamy head. Nose is hopy with round orange notes. Aroma is fruity, hopy, malty, sweet, nice orange perfume, long round agrume aftertaste. Pleasant and easy drinking beer, a peppery and bitter hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle 330ml from the Grand Epicerie, Paris. Nice and strong, a bit too sweet for my taste. Aromas of caramel, honey, citrus, and hint of alcohol. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Yellow, with a thin head.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1366) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
(bottled) I must say im a big fan of the St Feuillien bottle designs , with that picturesuq vilage ,this drab bottle sux. St Feuillien beers too , I feel are underrated ....their Triple is a world classic alone. the nose of this offering is honeyshuckle, honey, dry malt, flowery hops . pretty fragrant.
big creamy head ...yellow looks...
Its nice to drink, not crazy ,just a pleasantly yeasty , blond Belgium ...caramel malts , with its dry ,flowery ,fruity , crisp mesh of texture...Easy


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