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

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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (4022) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle, from EtreGourmet webshop. Pours a slightly hazy light yellow body with a big white foamy head. Aroma is Belgian ale yeast, pale malts and hints of molasses and muscat grapes. Taste is Belgian ale yeast again, as a primary flavor backbone. Around it, alcohol and molasses flex their muscles in this very classic strong pale Belgian beer in the Duvel vein. Some metallic-grassy hop tones far in the back. Dry, boozy finish. Not bad, mostly boring. I’ve had "this one" before, many times.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kronebryg (1048) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2011
fine head, golden. light nose with apricot, grape, kandis. medium body and fine length. Orange, coriander, high carbonation, sugar, soft and pleasant exit, but the carb!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2738) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2011
gold blond coloured sparkling body with a white head a spicy yeasty sweet hoppy aroma a spicy yeasty sweet little fruity bitter taste with a spicy bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2011
Clear blond coloured beer with a lot of carbonation and a medium white head. Yeasty light sweet vanilla hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is light malty and yeasty sweet short bitter hinted aroma. Ending is short alcholic hinted.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
#1225 Goldiges Bier, der Schaum ist schnell verflogen. Gelungenes Hopfenaroma mit Citrusanklängen (Orange, Zitrone, Hefe). Herber und für 9,5% Alkohol sensationell unspritiger Antrunk. Im Geschmack hefig, würzig (Koriander ist sicher auch dabei) und leicht nachbitternd im Abgang. Insgesamt ein gutes Bier, wenn ich mir auch mehr Geschmacksfülle gewünscht hätte!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
23rd September 2011
Bottle from Bier Koning. Solo hungover tasting in my hotel room! Light haze on this pale gold beer. Good white head. Dry palate. Sweet malt, dry and with a champagne like feel. Mild pepper. Trace of dried fruits. Dry finish with a mildly bitter aftertaste. Alright.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vickey9 (470) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2014 Noble blond with white head. Hops and quality malt in nose. Full bodied, well carbonised, perfectly hidden alcohol. Bitter herbs, full hops, dandelious milk, wooden barrels and citruses peel on palate. Long lasting bitter aftertaste. B@H

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1340) - 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 (2431) - 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 (2105) - , 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.


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