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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Grand Cru is a very mysterious style brewed primarily in Belgium and a few areas of France. Some Grand Cru is sour, some fruity, some weak, and some strong. Our version is brewed with a special malt from France, authentic Trappist yeast, and traditional sugars and spices. After an extended maturation period, tremendous flavors prevail from this light orange colored ale. Look for sweet candy-like flavors that may conceal spiced orange, plum, pear and toffee with a distinctive white wine-like finish. This Grand Cru was just awarded the silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival (2004) in Denver.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1372) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Draft. Belgian style ale. Deep orange color with a slight white thin head. Fruity aroma and flavor. Strong taste of the belgian yeast. Slightly sweet. Medium mouthfeel. 9.5% abv well hidden, not a strong alcohol taste. Pretty tasty!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DalzAle (2001) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Growler. Clear amber/orange pour, a little carbonation and a very sweet candi sugar aroma. Flavor was muddled medicinal caramel, more coating sugar and slightly warming on the aftertaste. Not bad, but not $20/growler awesome....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (7533) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Pours amber with off white head, aroma is belgian candi sugar, some vanilla, dark fruit, and a bit of ester. Taste is esters and sweet fruit up front leading into the yeasty spice with a sweet sticky finish. Good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4419) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Draught at brewpub. Malty sweet Quad like beer driven by Belgian yeast for flavor. Not a bad beer at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Growler via trade with tytoanderso - Pours a clear deep copper color with a 1/2 finger thick off white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, light yeast, sweet malt, and spice. Flavor is much of the same. Aftertaste is borderline cloying. Medium body. A nice Belgian ale. Thanks Tyler.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7386) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 TAP: at Town Hall, 2.22.09. Clear amber pour, low head. Good Belgian spice/yeast aroma, nice malty, fruity, and spicy taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2009
On draught during Winterfest 2009 in St Paul, MN. Pours a semi-clear copper amber brew with a thin off-white head that dissipates nearly clean. Aroma of Belgian yeast, some banana, clove, cotton candy and some candi sugar. Taste is medium bodied, very little carbonation with flavors of vanilla, banana esters, candi sugar and a touch of berry. Finish is semi-sweet with a berry and banana aftertaste that slowly disappears. Nice alcohol warmth to this grand cru. Stronger than the one seven years ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Pours a brownish rusty dark amber, with almost no head. Watching subsequent glasses being poured I saw an overabundance of tan foam - they had some early carbonation issues, apparently (though not with the first round at our end of the bar). A very mild ’Belgian’ maltiness in he aroma. Very nice tasting beer. Sweet malt and a bit tangy and fruity too. Nicely balanced between sweet and bitter, but no real hop taste is discernable. I love the finish - medium dry, fruity, and tart (reminded me of Rodenbach in the finish). Some people compared the finish of this beer to champagne, but I would say more like a medium dry red wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
waolsen (1367) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2006
tap. clean amber pour. big spice aroma. clove, bannana, sugar. high alcohol taste. very interesting if not that great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5256) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Growler, via BA JeffKrenner. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold colored body under a one finger fine bubbled creamy white head. Rather thick looking, as it shows some sticky legs with a good swirl. Aroma is very sweetly malty with a good deal of fruitiness and lighter notes of alcohol, yeast, and bananas. Flavor is very very sweet up front with lots of hefty pale malt. It finishes with a good bit of alcohol and fruitiness. Mouthfeel is quite thick and rather syrupy in texture. Carbonation level is moderate and fizzy, pretty great for a 2 week old growler. Finishes slightly sticky with a waft of alcohol vapors. Overall, pretty good, although it did get a little cloying as I progressed. Glad I had some others to share this with, cause a whole growler would have been tiresome.

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