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

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RATINGS: 489   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sneevel (71) - - OCT 17, 2012
Pours yellow golden with a medium white head. Slightly metallic nose, light malt, nicely focused. Light malt and some fruitiness in the mouth, some resiny hops. Surprisingly bitter, and a bit sweet, but needs a bit more body to hold the whole deal together. Delicate and Belgian.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (187) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Butelka, warka do 08/02/2016. Bardzo wysoka, biala piana, ladna, ale stosunkowo szybko redukujaca sie do obraczki. Jasne, zolte. Aromaty banany, drozdze, slody, cytrusy. kwiatowosc.Taki dosc czysty ten aromat, bez tla. moze lekko przyprawowe, blizej niesprecyzowane w wydzwieku. Smak to lekka kwaskowatosc, bardzo malo slodyczy jak na belga, a ta co jest ma charakter miodowy. Goryczka w posmakach, niewysoka ale odczuwalna. alkohol dobrze zamaskowany. Wysycenie nieco a la szampan, choc nie takie wysokie. W odbiorze bardziej jak blonde a nie jak strong blonde - lekkie. fajne piwo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmaneser (12) - BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
33 cl. bottle @ home. Very blond, almost white beer. First sip starts light and sparkling, followed by a hoppy, bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (293) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle @ Örebro Ölcafe: Dry in the mouthfeel almost like drinking champagne. The taste is various dried fruits, a little yeasty, some spicy sensation and a mild bitter finish. Interesting to try, but not really my fave style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2493) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2015
Served too cold, killing all aroma. Pale yellow, white lacing foam head. Weak barley aroma, light fruity. Good taste, nice beer. Light, cripsy. Short aftertaste. (Velp 201502)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2921) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy beer with a big white head on top. Aroma is very yeasty, white fruits, some breadyness to it and some vegetables or planty stuff in the back. Flavor is very sweet, yeasty and malty with a touch of booze and white fruit. Starts off very sweet and fruity, ends fairly bitter. Very well carbonated and fizzy mouthfeel. This is actually a not so standard Belgian Strong Ale for a change, quite ok to be fair!

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tometclo (12) - FRANCE - FEB 10, 2015
33 Cl, belle mousse blanche abondante, couleur très claire, de nombreuses petites bulles persistantes, belle blonde belge, ronde et sucrée

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lello4ever (101) - ITALY - FEB 8, 2015
Una piacevolissima bevuta. Bionda, abbastanza torbida e con una schiuma bianca molto persistente. Eccellente aroma di lievito, frutta e agrumi, a cui si aggiunge un sapore molto equilibrato: dolce e amaro di malto (prevalente) e luppolo si fondono ottimamente, con un tocco secco nel finale. Alcool per nulla nascosto, buona carbonazione. Del tutto soddisfatto di questa birre, una ale che quasi si avvicina a una tripel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mysticbrew (48) - - JAN 31, 2015
Clean pour at Hibiscus in Dallas with a fluffy white persistent head. Subtle floral aroma with crisp taste with a slight banana flavor followed by a malty bitterness. The palette wanes a bit quickly, but this is a tasty Grand Cru. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1812) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2015
375ml. Strange I hadn’t seen this around since I’ve been crafting it up. Big yeasty Belgian bready nose. Flavors have hints of banana, a slight singe of hop, hints of yeast, dough, apples, and a big booze element at the finish. Pretty good!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2590) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours golden with a moderate white top. Aroma is cereal grains with light fruity hops. Taste is nicely carbonated, perhaps a touch too much, light cereal malts and fruity hop.


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