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

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RATINGS: 471   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (9815) - 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 (416) - 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 (4168) - Strasbourg (Alsace), 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 (1957) - 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 (1466) - the hood 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Cloudy yellow - white head. Wheaty, citrus, spicy, yeasty, light bubblegum, apples, fruity, light licorice yeasty, herbal, spiucy notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle at yespr. Hazy yellow coloured with a huge white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, yeast, spices and sweat. Fruity flavour of caramel, spices, yeast and grass. Spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with a huge bubbly off-white head. The aroma has notes of hay, straw, and mineral. The flavor is sweet with notes of flowers, fruits, malt, and caramel, leading to a dry fruity finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose has sweet fruits, spice and yeast. Medium body, sweet fruit, spices and yeast with a subtle finish. The alcohol is well hidden. Good Belgian-style Strong Ale. 290911

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
clear pale yellow ,smooth white head. flowery , spicy and yellow fruity aroma, belgian yeast. flavor is dry, yellow fruity, slightly spicy, good balance, belgian yeast. dry and tasty.


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