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


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RATINGS: 641   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2012

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Clear medium to dark yellow colour with a large, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate hoppy, heavy yeasty, fruity yeast, spicy yeast, honey notes (not as honey honey but this trange sweet thing). Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, peppery, saison alike yeast flavor just with out any funk, yeasty. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20120315]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is toasted malty and phenolic yeasty. Light caramelish. Sweet, fruity, light yeasty and light caramelish. Sweet, fruity and light peachy to citric. Ends dry and smooth phenolic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with a huge bubbly off-white head. The aroma has notes of hay, straw, and mineral. The flavor is sweet with notes of flowers, fruits, malt, and caramel, leading to a dry fruity finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle at yespr. Hazy yellow coloured with a huge white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, yeast, spices and sweat. Fruity flavour of caramel, spices, yeast and grass. Spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2011
Bottled@Tuulensuu, Tampere. Golden colour, small off-white head. Aroma is wood, some grains and mild notes of alcohol as well. Flavour is grains, mild acidic notes as well as sweet malts and some grassy notes. Fruits, alcohol and some bitterness in the finish. Sayravai: this beer lacks everything Deus has. .) (5 3 7 3 12 without the yeast.). With the yeast poured in, it get much drier, gets hazy yellow and gets so much more complex at the same time as it looses the grainy notes. 7 3 8 3 15 with yeast in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose has sweet fruits, spice and yeast. Medium body, sweet fruit, spices and yeast with a subtle finish. The alcohol is well hidden. Good Belgian-style Strong Ale. 290911

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23716) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2012
Bottled at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Clear pale golden, small head. Some sediment. Fruity, elegeaant. Medium bodied with white pepper and honey. Fruity, slight notes of coriander, low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
23rd September 2011
Bottle from Bier Koning. Solo hungover tasting in my hotel room! Light haze on this pale gold beer. Good white head. Dry palate. Sweet malt, dry and with a champagne like feel. Mild pepper. Trace of dried fruits. Dry finish with a mildly bitter aftertaste. Alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottle from Le Bon Marché, Paris
Hazy blond color; medium sized head. The aroma is quite spicy, but with a hint of fruits. The mouthfeel is very dry, maybe too much carbonated; spicy malt flavor; the bitterness is maybe just a bit too high. Quite true Belgian character, but without real art.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (17806) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2012
Clear yellow with a big white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, yeasty and spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with a little alcohol. 230512

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