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

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RATINGS: 617   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2892) - 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 (6354) - 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 (401) - 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 (1874) - 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 (4471) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShivanDragon (3007) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 Mijn vermoeden dat dit wel eens een lekker biertje zou wezen kwam uit.
Heelijk fris aroma van citrus, mandarijn, licht alcoholische geur ondanks de flinke alcohol.
Deze was in de smaak ook niet prominent aanwezig. Licht zoet, licht peperig, mandarijn, limoen,
mooie complexe body met licht bittere en fris zurige afdronk.
Uitstekend

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (10675) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2012
330ml bottle at Café Circa in Tromsø. Clear golden body. Cloudy last pour. Firm, chalk white head. Fragile lacing. Aroma of sweet fruits. Champagne-like fruity taste added by mild spices, yeasty dryness and alcohol towards the ending. Oily palate and soft carbonated. Has got its moments. 19.10.2012.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PotjeBier (2471) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home. Pale golden color. Snow white head. Aroma’s: malty, grainy, a bit cooked vegetables, with some sweetness and fruit retronasal. Flavor is medium sweet with a hint of acidity. High (and sharp) carbonation (foams in the mouth). Finishes slightly dry, with only a hint of bitterness.


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