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

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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville. Lovely light, slightly hazy gold pour with a soft white head. Not as much lacing as expected. Nose is honey, soft fruits, gentle hops... overall a subtle aroma. Taste is quite sweet at first, but ends dry.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4208) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 25, 2015
Ljubljanski Festival Piva 2015. Golden body I reckon, small head. Spicy aroma, solid maltiness. Spicy (from the yeast I reckon) taste, malty, light banana, dryish, hops, light alcohol burn, slightly dusty. Hm. Wasn’t as impressed as I’d hoped I’d be.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (3368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2015
22-MAY-2015, bottle @home, from a wine joint (Laudrup? cannon remember) that also keeps beer, bought by Max, thx.:-) Hazy golden with high white head that dies fast. Aroma is fruity yeast. A little spice. Taste is very fruity malty. Typical Belgian style with dried fruit. Very nice. High carbonation, medium+ body, sweet, bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1566) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle (330 ml) @ Le Poechenellekelder, Brussels 150514. Fruity, malty and yeasty, sweet, light to medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and yeasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veronneaupy (222) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
Au nez, c'est frais et pétillant. On sent un mélange de levure, bulles et grains. En bouche, on découvre des grains pales, de la levure, une fine bulle et un peu d'alcool. On dénote même un goût de paille. La finale est sèche, légèrement amère et plus alcoolisée. Une bonne bière jaune vif qui camoufle bien son pourcentage d'alcool. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (1816) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
Noe tåkete lys brun med fingerhøyt offwhite skum. Lukter Noe sitronsitrus, korn og belgisk gjær. Fyldig søtlig med noe bitterhet i avslutningen. Kort

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OOKPIKABLE (168) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
Pours light with abundant head. Aroma of cider. Tastes of white wine and raisins with lingering raisiny aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (381) - - MAY 8, 2015
Golden amber / light brown colour with tiny creamy white head. Aroma of fruits, grape, plums, citruses etc some herbs. Taste is similar, fruity sweet. body is full, carbonation soft, medium bitterness. Very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4045) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2015
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a clear gold with a thick white head. Aroma of tropical fruits. Flavors of banana and butterscotch. Smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reconqvista (316) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 25, 2015
Very light yellow color beer with a white mostly lasting head. Aroma is hoppy and flowery, with some pine, straw and light caramel. Flavor is sweet with honey notes and it drives to a crispy carbonated bitter short end. Body is medium and carbonation is high.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1361) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Clear straw yellow body with a medium head. Aroma has light spicy yeast, cookie dough and dry citric hops. Sweetish yeasty taste with more dry hops. Feels like an Abbey Tripel. I don’t recall their actual Tripel to be as refined as this. Has active carbonation but it doesn’t feel too sharp in mouth. Kind of predictable and unassuming taste but the beer is well brewed and conditioned. Alcohol is not distracting.


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