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


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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4126) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3639) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
11.2 oz bottle. Hazy gold with a large off-white head. Aroma is of candy sugar, brown sugar, apples, pear, and malt. Taste is of pear, candy sugar, caramel, bread dough, light clove, and apples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3856) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. The look is a white head, cloudy, and orange in color. The smell is fruity, yeast, orange, wheat, and spiced. The taste is the same, sweet, and ok.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lele (87) - ITALY - JUL 4, 2014
Ottima birra da degustazione (come scritto anche sull’etichetta), molto simile alla dupont avec le bon voeux. L’aroma è inebriante: si percepisce un chiaro floreale che invita alla bevuta, accompagnato da un più leggero fruttato. In bocca risulta molto interessante. La prima parte del sorso lascia trasparire un dolce ben fatto, tra il fruttato e il mieloso. La carbonizzazione è buona, ma assolutamente non invasiva (forse leggermente di più sarebbe stato l’ideale). Anche questa frizzantezza aiuta a stemperare un po’ il dolce per lasciar spazio a note più agrumate (tra gli ingrediente c’è la vitamina C: cosa mai vista!!!) e ad un leggerissimo amaro (che si avverte soprattutto nel retrogusto, senza mai però essere predominante). Insomma, una birra di gran classe, che offre un ottimo potenziale per gli abbinamenti gastronomici. L’unico difetto (se proprio si vuole trovarne uno) è che avrei preferito che sul finale si sentisse maggiormente l’amaro o l’agrumato. Sentivo infatti che il dolce iniziava a diventare leggermente stucchevole. Ritengo quindi il formato da 33 cl ideale: di più forse, avrebbe iniziato ad essere troppo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4030) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
Flaske 330 fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø Langnes. Lys gyldenbrun. Uklar. Høyt luftig skum som varer og etterlater litt lacing. Aroma av krydder & frukt. Smaken det samme. Avslutningen er tørr frukt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
(330ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of pepper, cilantro, basil, and yeast. Flavor of grass, yeast, caramel, herbal, and pepper with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
suedehead288 (333) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2014
2014.06 - ’bier van de maand’-proeverij ten huize Klaas - teveel koolzuur om ten volle van te kunnen genieten

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (886) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Aroma: caramel, bread, cereals, some light resin. Appearance: pale hazy gold, big frothy white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, light notes of alcohol, low carbonation, very light bitters at the very end. Overall: great Belgian Strong Ale, fantastic aroma. Bottle from Beer of Belgium, Ypres.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6337) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy blonde with a lacy white head and a fruity aroma. There is a full-bodied pale malt flavor with some banana ester and a nicely bitter hoppy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodrigobasso (3) - - JUN 16, 2014 does not count
Cerveja belga muito saborosa, porém com um sabor característico e bem forte! Para apreciadores de cervejas fracas esta opção está descartada!!!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (112) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 14, 2014
Vierte color amarillo oro, media capa de espuma blanca de burbuja fina que perdura en la copa largo rato. Aromas a levadura belga, fruta cítrica y melocotón; en boca entrada suave y maltosa con notas a especias; el amargor es muy sutil con el alcohol bien integrado y pos gusto largo y semidulce , cuerpo y carbónico medios, una buena cerveza fuerte ale belga.

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