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

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RATINGS: 547   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


zvsn's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (1114) - - JUL 17, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Bottle. Pours clear yellow with a huge head and tons of bubbles. Faint smell of fruits and yeast, slightly acidic. Taste - starts with fruity sweetness, bitter-sweet medicinal finish, not balanced flavors, did not really work for me.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smroush (137) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Aromas are primarily hops, a mild citrus fruit flavor. Malt is pretty subdued, though there is a touch of skunk. Color is a cloudy light amber with a large off-white head. Just slightly sweet; bitterness is moderate from the citrusy hops. Body is light to moderate; fairly thin texture; fairly lively carbonation; finish is fairly long and dominated by the citrus. Overall a good, though not great, beer. I like the citrus fruit, but there is not a lot of complexity and I could do without the skunk.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (3265) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from the brewer, spicy nose & light citrus despite the lack of spices. Smooth and rich, lovely dry-sweet balance of alcohol & sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
KaduLima (2) - Agudos, BRAZIL - AUG 24, 2015 does not count
Dourada. Pouco aroma. No paladar presença de maltes e dulçor do álcool, bem perceptível. Amargor moderado.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kto (226) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 24, 2015
pours hazy golden yellow with a huge steady white head, some lacing, and interesting bubble formation from the bottom. floral, fruity aroma: yeast, sour apples, spices. flavour is less fruity; white wine, herbs, spices, honey. rather strong carbonation. balanced semi-dry slightly bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (303) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 24, 2015
Looks yellow clear strong foam Nice bitterness fruit yeast would not Judge in 9.5% very Nice beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (3977) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle in Brussels. Nice blonde body with huge head. Nose is fruity, yeast. Taste is skunky, malty. Quite strong. Hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (1882) - ESTONIA - AUG 22, 2015
Slightly hazy golden beer, retentive medium to small white head. Nose is malty sweetness, mild metallic notes, spice, yeast, hints at fruitiness. Flavor is pretty similar to the nose, malt and sweetness domninating, some fruit and yeast. Sweet finish with spice, mostly pepper, some phenolic notes. Lingering dryness with malt. Hides the booze pretty well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bawelt (102) - Lyon, FRANCE - AUG 19, 2015
Plutôt déçu. Bien-sûr, à proprement parler c’est un produit de qualité. Mais plutôt commun et finalement peu complexe. Le nez est très malté et on sent le houblon. En bouche, énorme effervescence, très plaisante. Par contre, le "dry hopping" est vraiment pas concluant... Il est totalement éclipsé par le corps bien trop présent en alcool et en levure. La longueur est herbale mais très timide...

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cervicornus (4) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015 does not count
This is a great beer that will surprise you. I am usually more a fan of the dark/herby beers, but this one got me. This beer adds depth to the hoppy beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jyrsa (247) - - JUL 31, 2015
Pours almost clear pale yellow with light white head. Banana, licorice, herbs barnyard and caramel. Licorice and herbs with malt. Strong body with a slightly tangy palate. A long and spicy after taste.


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