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


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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

sneevel's rating

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimonBlok (29) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear golde with big white head. Aroma: clove, nutmeg, citrus, grain. Taste: medium sweetness with low bitter finish. Notes of clove, nutmeg, coriander. Texture is sticky. Carbonation is very lively. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BobEvers (351) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2015
fles 33cl kleur: goud,helder, mooie schuimkraag geur: mout en iets zoet/fruitigs. Smaak daarentegen is helemaal niet zoet, vooral zachtbitter. Flinke dosis alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patdelichte (82) - - OCT 11, 2015
Delft 11-10-2015 St. Feuillien Grand Cru. Mooie gouden kleur met witte schuimkraag. Veel koolzuur en daarom prikkelende smaak. Wat aan de bittere kant maar ik lees dat dit bier een complexe, intense smaak heeft. Ik vind hem echter lekker, maar vrij simpel qua smaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimplySike (1218) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2015
33cl. Bottle.
Pours clear yellow with white head.
Aroma grass, yeast, citrus, spice, caramel.
Taste caramel sweets, spicy citrus bitter.
Mouthfeel creamy.
Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AssKicker (39) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - OCT 9, 2015
Forte carbonatation, goût fruité bien agréable suivit par une légère amertume assez sèche en fin de bouche, et conclut par une finale alcoolisée. L’équilibre est donc tout à fait correct pour un résultat carrément plaisant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vincentvega72 (100) - - SEP 29, 2015
Goudblond bier met rijke witte schuimkraag die snel wegvalt. Aroma van citrus, graan, beetje vanille, honing, brood. Zacht biertje, begint beetje bitter door de hop maar gaat dan over in licht fruitig. Romig en vol in de mond. Op het einde proef je wel de alcohol. Veel carbonatie. Geen slecht bier maar mist net dat tikkeltje extra om een echte topper te zijn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (4873) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle.Hazy yellow colour with large white head.Aroma of spices and yeast,even nice fruity of citrus and herbs,good full body and hint of herbs and grass as well nice refreshing finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Magela (96) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2015
For starters, it has aromas of fruitiness simply pure. The first taste has a slight bitterness but holds you as the hops gave away and the beer goes to full balance. Incredible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbonde (231) - DENMARK - SEP 11, 2015
33cl bottle@home in Trappist glass@approx 10 degrees C. Pours clear golden yellow with frothy white head with good retention, clotting as it wears off. Belgian aroma of malt, European hops and yeast with a subtle spice and herbality. Clean, malty, very well balanced taste without any "funny stuff"...just clean malt, herbs, bitterness and sweetness (perhaps a touch too much). Aftertaste of BEER - malt and hops, bitternes, sweetness, grass, bread, bitterness. It is all there in well measured amounts. Good mouthfeel and warmth very present from the high ABV. I like this beer more and more as I slowly finish it. It is a well balanced, no nonsese strong Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (4224) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 10, 2015
Sample at beer bloggers conference, Brussels 2015
pale blonde with fluffy white head hides strength well, suprisingly light in body, gentle herbality, clean, spicey, warming

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