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

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RATINGS: 453   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.


zvsn's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (634) - - 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.


2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
florent.janssens (3) - - OCT 21, 2014 does not count
L’odeur annonce directement la déception. Très bonne au palais. le goût est puissant, mais retombe vite et l’arrière goût est cuivreux. Goût très cuivreux lorsqu’elle est bue directement.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ulysse (46) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2014
Not very promising when probed with the nose. Very enjoyable mouthful. One can taste the 9.5. Some citrus aftertaste. On the sweet end of the tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (924) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle private import thx Alex A: spicy, pear, citrusy app: hazy pale thick white head and good lacing. T/p: full body sweet and medium long finish. O: excellent. Balanced, smooth a great example of the style.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hub66 (137) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Couleur jaune dorée; fine mousse blanche; arômes fruités et levure; goût malté, épicé et un peu houblonné; les 9,5% d’alcool sont presque entièrement cachés; finale douce-amère, un poil trop sucrée

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bewyder (35) - FRANCE - OCT 16, 2014
Une blonde forte (9.5% quand même), très claire, très effervescente, assez complexe. Avec une belle étiquette façon vin, grand cru ou pas :crazy: . Une bonne bière mais une gêne difficilement descriptible. Bouteille achetée à Intercaves, Noisy-le-Grand, France, bue le 15/10/2014.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (866) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a Leffe chalice. A: Pours a pale and bit cloudy yellow color with a huge bubbled white fluffy head that never disappears completely leaving some lacings. Medium retention S: Smell is sweet, citrus and malty. Also yeasty. Honey, orange zest, lemon zest, malt, quite citrus lemony hops and Belgian yeasts T: Follows the nose. Mild sweet upfront, Orange and lemon zest, honey, malts, Belgian yeasts and citrus earthy hops bitterness in the end M: Medium to heavy body. Good carbonation. Good bitter-sweet balance. A little bit molasses sensation O: Very drinkable well done beer. No regret! [ BA Review @ 3/21/2012 ]

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Bhhjjhgghhgggghujunhhujhjnnnhhnnbbbbbbbbbnngghjhhg sharp horse puss. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spatenfan (24) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2014
12oz bottle brought back from Belgium. Wow, fantastic Belgian Strong. Very effervescent, with a dry, champagne like finish. Taste of pears, with no strong alcohol flavor lingering around to ruin it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2110) - BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
One of the newer Saint-Feuilliens, with a stable, yellowish white head and hazy yellow blonde colour. Grainy aroma, dried fruits, green apple, sweat, white pepper, cava, bread, vanilla; dry fruity taste, grainy and bitterish, strong, almost champagne-like carbonation, sweetish residual white candi sugar and floral hops in the finish. Elegant but not too outspoken, like the rest of the range.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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