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


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RATINGS: 623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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.

smmadge's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
smmadge (87) - - AUG 18, 2013
Nice beer: elegant in both aroma and taste. Maybe a bit too much carbonation. Will drink again though!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pieddethym (9) - Amiens, FRANCE - JUL 23, 2016 does not count
Une bière très claire par son apparence, enfin c’est ce que j’ai trouvé ! Une odeur un peu bizarre et au goût c’était moyen !

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nicocanta (87) - - JUL 20, 2016
Blonde triple belge. Assez forte teneur en alcool. Nez pauvre. Bouche puissante même si relativement peu amère. pas exceptionnelle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cenzura (544) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Aroma: spices, fruits, malts, belgian yeast and little bit of hops. Taste: sweet yellow fruits, belgian yeast, spices, herbs. Nice head, poor lacing and high crbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (1084) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 25, 2016
the aroma is malty and fruity with shades of orange, yeast, dry wine and candy... the taste is fruity and malty with notes of sweet orange, dry wine, toffee, candy and some garden berries... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lautje_ftw (8) - - JUN 18, 2016 does not count
Pours in a light gold colour with a small white foam that sticks nicely to the body of the beer. Light body with a thin texture but pretty carbonized. Notes of smooth, full sweet hops in the first tastes, after that more subtle but sharp notes of bitterness; fruits like lemon and lime. Hints of sparkling wine near the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (1157) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2016
0.33 bottle. A clear gold color and a small, white head. Aroma is obviously heavily marked with Belgian yeasts but also a surprising amount of hops, some butter, white bread, and honey. The beer tastes of yeasts, pale malts, and an unfortunate touch of metal. A medium body, a slick texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is long and much bitterer - peculiar. All in all the beer is just fine - should be improved.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Raian (8) - Mexico, MEXICO - MAY 21, 2016 does not count
Great palate, better than flavor; alcoholic nose previaling at first, but banished ahead to give way to a bready taste. Getting better wit every sip, a curious settlement is formed. bread, cereal, dough,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (804) - POLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Obfita, gruba, biała piana, która szybko opada do mięsistych chmurek. Barwa słomkowa, klarowna, ze spora ilością bąbelek. W aromacie zioła, kwiaty, biszkopty i troszkę starego chmielu. W smaku dość słodkie, mamy powtórkę z zapachu plus jasne winogrona, rodzynki i sporą pikantność w afterteasie. Goryczka niska do średniej, ziołowa. Wysokie nagazowanie, nieźle ukryty alkohol, który po chwili tylko lekko rozgrzewa w przełyku, potęgując wrażenie pikantności.
Nieźle pijalne BSA, lekkie i aromatyczne, choć dla ogólnie mnie zbyt słodkie. Tak czy inaczej warte swojej ceny.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CzechTex (127) - - MAY 17, 2016
33 cl bottle. Frothy foam upon pouring, settles to lingering thin layer. Fantastic aroma, fruity, inviting. Rolls on the tongue elegantly, wonderful. Taste is rich, satisfying. Excellent beer in all respects.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (2039) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 13, 2016
opalescent pale yellow colour, huge, long lasting, slightly yellowish white head; aroma of apricot, orange zest, overripe tangerine, earthy-wine cellary notes and some floral honey; taste is the same with some medicinal-alcoholic notes; great Belgian strong ale!

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