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

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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slokop (107) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2012
Helder bier met een indrukwekkend schuim. Zoetige en verfijnde bloemige hoptonen. Lange aangename nasmaak. Keurig bier.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (4639) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a translucent gold with a white froth of head. The aroma is sweet, effervescent fruits and subtle grass. Taste is sweet with a drying finish. Not remarkable, but a nice sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a hazed golden yellow hue with a lasting white head made up of very fine bubbles. Good lace. Aromas are grassy, grainy, pear like esters, dry, low peppery phenols, bready, medium alcohol. Flavors are bready, toasty, grainy, grassy, clean. Medium to low bitterness, dry and toasty with a medium to medium low yeast contribution. Very high carbonation, dry and slightly warming. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2948) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle from JStax poured into a trappist glass. Pours slightly hazy pale golden with small white head. Some small bubble lacing, medium body, low/medium carbonation, and dry yeast aroma. Taste is yeast, some bread, hint of citrus and finishes dry crisp slightly bitter hops. Alcohol is well covered, but the flavor is not great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6394) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle (33 cl) from beerplanet.be. Shady golden, medium white head. Earthy and slightly peppery aroma, floral and perfumy hops, a touch of alcohol. Meidum bodied, high carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness. Elegant.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
langeveld12 (418) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2012
Light yellow hazy body with creamy white head that’s mostly lasting. Fruity aroma with citrus and some banana. Initial flavor light acidic and light bitter. After that still light acidic but it has a moderate to heavy bitter finish that lasts. It also has a moderate alcoholic finish. Palate is creamy and sticky with just a bit too much carbonation. The hoppy finish dispointed me, I expected more fruits. The more I had, the better it got, though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1902) - FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle. Hazy light yellow color with a long lasting foamy, cloudy head. Sour aroma of yeast and citrus. Sour taste. Flavors are lemon, yeast, grapefruit and wheat. Slightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (4625) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2012
Flaske fra Polet: Gylden, litt uklar farge og stort skum med ganske store bobler. Skummet smaker som en bitter sitromfromasj, mens smaken minner mest om champagne. God munnfylde, mykt karbonert og en lett bitter avslutning. Ikke så grand.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (933) - Kemi, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle from Alko, Stockmann Oulu. Hazy pale yellow beer with staying white head. Very nice citrus fruity aroma. Sourish taste has citrus fruits also along with herbal hops. Quite nicely balanced Belgian with quite high ABV to be so refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CharlieNoodles (80) - Toulouse, FRANCE - OCT 27, 2012
Blonde forte au goût très prononcé. Surement une des meilleurs blonde à haute fermentation que j’ai goûté.


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