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.

czar's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4369) - Québec, Quebec, - AUG 23, 2013
pours clear bright yellow with a ncie white cap, some retention and lacing. noble hops - lots, floral and skunky saaz, pale blond candi and booze - this mix suggested bretts at first. light buttery phenols, some spices, boozy - kind of apricot or mirabelle eau-de-vie. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, silky, boozy short but assertive grassy-spicy finish. o-k non spiced belgian brew. still much prefer their spiced ones..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (261) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has a pale color and a large white head with a lot of bubbles. In the aroma are tones noticable of hops and the sweetness of fruits and some spring flowers. Very nice. The taste starts light and fruity to change after a while into a nice hop bitterness. The finish is hoppy and a nice intense bitterness rounds it off. A very nice strong ale which reminds me of a tripel. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4341) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a clear straw colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is big yeast, light malt, light hop. The flavour is moderate bitter, light sweet with a rich, malt, yeast alcoholic bitter palate and lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (281) - LATVIA - SEP 7, 2014
Sweet aroma. Golden with rich white head, sparkling. Well balanced sweetness - soautness - bitterness exactly on the tongue middle. Some mild sweet-bitter aftertaste on the root,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
quirion (1) - - SEP 4, 2014 does not count
Drank it a lot during last summer. A real revelation to might. Light tasted, very fine, yeasty, nice bitterness not sweet al all. Very clear and pale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xXbaptisteXx (48) - - SEP 4, 2014
En bouche elle est assez fruité on sent la cerise les céréales le réglisse Une mousse bien blanche et épaisse Elle a une couleur blonde légèrement trouble En bouche elle est assez douce et légèrement fruité (sans la poire) avec une amertume en fin de bouche ne sont pas vraiment son fort taux d'alcool

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3991) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2014
12 ounce bottle from The Beer Trappe. Too much carbonation. But when it settles, flavor is really nice blend of yeast, apple, sweet, light hops. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkam (186) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, yeasts and spices. Taste of malt, citrus with low bitter aftertaste. ABV well hidden. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Net zoals de andere bieren van St Feuillien stelt ook deze niet teleur. Een lekker biertje

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TtV (70) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Hazy yellow with a small white top that fades. Aroma is good, somewhat sour. Taste has sourness but bitterness too. Lots of Co2 on the tongue. Not the usual stuff. Like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (148) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
75cl bottle served in a De Dolle glass. Pours a straw colour with a nice (if somewhat short lived) head. Taste is extremely clean with a nice bitterness from the hops. Light mouthfeel and close to a tripel but notably better than their former effort. ABV is well hidden and feels like you could drink it for as long as the sun is out...

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