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


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RATINGS: 453   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edwindegroot (3) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2011 does not count
Bottle from drankencentrale de Hopduvel. No dominant alcohol taste, despite the 9.5% alc.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4542) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle: Big white head on top of a hazy yellow colored beer. Smell yeast, citrus and some lemon and malts. Taste fruit, lemon, orange, citrus, hops, spices, sweets, good bitter, some malts and herbs. Spicy bitter aftertaste. Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a light creamy texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5464) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2011
33cl bottle at klooster, delft. Thin white head. Hazy golden blond pour. Pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6569) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle at Delirium Café Brussels. Rather clear gold, high head. Aroma is pilsner malt, citrus, fruit. Flavor is sweet and yeasty, spicy, with grass and oranges. Too sweet and cloying, though the peppery finish helps a little. This is all bottle and glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4861) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2011
3/08/2011 33cl bottle blind tasting @ Klaas’ place (2011-365) Thanks to Satch for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy yellow beer, aery white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: citric, lemon candy, candi sugar, touch of dairy, some yeast. Reminds of the St. Feuillien blonde, so probably the yeast is an important part of the aroma. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very lemony, even artificially lemon flavour, but not too bad. A bit sweet and again that dairy touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2702) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2011
From bottle 33 cl (33 cl, end of june at home) Clear golden color, a white head. Aroma fruits, sweet, hops. Medium body. Taste fruits, yeast notes, sweet, hops, malts and good bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity and bitter. A nice tripel. Taste is close tot Omer from Bockor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6796) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2011
bouteille 33cl Dorée limpide pour ce volume surtout pour une 2ième fermentation en bouteille, col épais blanc. Arôme est fruité apportant une légère touche tropicale, levure avec des épices et des agrumes. Le palais donne de suite une autre dimension où l’on y reconnait la base de levure belge avec une note épicée. Herbacée avec un niveau alcoolisé qui tend à être trop fort et prend le dessus. Au finit le mélange des sédiments de levure atténue un peu cet aspect réchauffant alcool. Pas mauvaise mais ne me convainc pas, je la trouve trop forte.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8174) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle. Golden with a white foam. Aromas are mellow oranges and yeast with bubblegum and spices. Lemon with hints of pineapple. Flavours are yeasty with citrus and spices. Hoppy and dry on the finish with bitter lemon. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (4640) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2011
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Gastropub Tuulensuu, 20110719) The beer poured clear and golden. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, honey and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, yeast, sweetness, hops, grain, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity and bitter. A nice tripel despite what the style says.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (1016) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2011
Blonde with a dense thick white head, aroma has oranges, citrus, coriander. Taste has a nice bitterness, somewhat hoppy and dry, finish also dry. Alcohol shows a little up at the end,

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