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

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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


podey's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2013
33cl bottle at local Belgian bar. Pours cloudy straw yellow. Beautiful bright aroma of fruit and yeast. Wonderfully complex taste with brightness/hippiness that's well balanced. Fruit/citrus notes. Alcohol is not at all overwhelming at 9.5 percent. A very smooth finish. Lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ooggetuige (4) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
From 0.75 bottle, use by 05/2016. Pale golden, a bit hazy. Nose bitter / hoppy, with an exotic edge of bananas and mango. Rather sweet when drunk. Nice but a bit forgettable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (867) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Hazy pale to medium golden, good frothy white head, good retention and lacing; malty toasted aroma, yeast, grain, dried fruits, vanilla, honey, lemon grass; taste medium sweet and bitter, bit alcoholic, bit spicy; full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, aftertaste light bitter, spicy, fruity sweet touch at the end; overall a good strong ale, elegant but lacks real personality to make it extra special.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
Hazy golden color, white frothy head. Belgian yeast nose, apple, fruity esters, citrus, hay, spice, banana. Fruity taste, sweet, dry finish, hints of alcohol and solvent, light spicy notes. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1395) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2014
Lichte citroengele kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt beetje tripel, citrus, kruiden. Smaakt biterzoet, citrus. Klein zoetje nog.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6830) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6173-20140208] Bottle. Mild grainy grass aroma. Clear, yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Bitter grassy flavour has a lingering bitterness. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2067) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Light straw/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, yeast, fruit/floral. & some citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, caramel, hops, fruit/citrus, and spice; Warm finish; Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (697) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 7, 2014
Draft 0.15l at St Feuillien stand Horeca Expo Ghent Belgium 2014.Pour it hazy golden color with small white head.Taste and aroma of tropical fruits, Belgian yeast, little bit malty.Ok but nothing too special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (215) - ITALY - NOV 29, 2014
33 cl bottle. Cloudy yellow with frothy white head. Phenolic aroma, spicy malt flavour. Very dry

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (661) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
75CL bottle at home, yellow golden beer with a medium head, aroma is yeats, fruit. Taste is yeast, fruit, bitter nice one

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (331) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle, bb 5-2016. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma: hay, cereal, almond, citrus. Taste: lemon zest, marzipan, banana, hay, wheat, pepper, floral, coriander. Pretty sweet, moderate light bitterness, light sour, lively carbonation, medium body, oily texture, spicy and slightly alcoholic finish. Lovely!


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