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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Grand Cru means"our best". This golden ale is made with a special yeast which creates interesting fruity and spicy flavors. Strong and more sweet than bitter, yet smooth due to months of cold conditioning. This special brew will go great with shellfish or spicy foods. O.G. 22, IBU 25.


1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Pours flat, opaque orange, with no head at all. I don’t know if this bottle is bad, or if it’s brewed that way. Bourbon aging, honey and alcohol are very evident in the aroma, along with little of the spiciness. Starts with a sweet bite. A little spicy, but fruity, alcohol, and barrel aging are overpowering. The spiciness and bourbon give it a complexity, but not in an interesting way. The more i drank, the more I got a dirty apple peel taste. If I ever doubted what the word ’’cloying’’ meant, I don’t anymore.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUL 7, 2008
this kinda sucks, it reminds me of my childhood. it smells like a shoe store and tastes like and old boot full of apples beer and god knows what. thick and cloying and rough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Grand Cru 10th Anniversary-750ml bottle@Joe’s NYC Gathering that I brought courtesy of Tim–pours a disappearing white head with copper color. Aroma is very sweet medium malt-toffee, dark fruit-plum, alcohol. Taste is very sweet medium malt-toffee, dark fruit-plum, alcohol. Nice, a bit oversweet.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
Deep garnet-orange beer. Thin head. Aroma is very sweet and chewy. Honey and toasted almonds and barley. A touch of treacly honeyish sweetness. Peachy and tropical but way underattenuated. Sticky and sugary. It’s not good, but I’ve had worse.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle at JoeMcPhee’s. Pours a amber body with an off white head. A/F very bozzy, with a sweet malty sugar backbone. Some ginger spice. Not for me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle: Headless copper beer. Sweet nose with lots of honey and diacetyl. Slick alcoholic feel. Very sweet with honey, ginger cookie and candi-sugar. Too sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2008
My understanding of Grand Cru means best. I’ve been to Tun Tavern and although the beers are close to solid, this beer shouldn’t be in the same room with anything named Grand. The apple flavor dominates followed with Belgian sugar.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2002
1/2 gallon growler. Radiant yellowed copper. Small, dense off white head. Specks of carbonation. Honeyed aroma, toasty malts, pineapple syrup and a touch of juniper. Rich, smooth and faintly carbonated with a layered fruity, honeyed sweetness melding with a toasty malt base and Belgian yeast overlay. Medium thick body. Rich sweetness, even ice cold. Mild spiciness lingers in the aftertaste, with a soft, savory edge. Hint of cherry, atop the dominant Munich malt base, late. Finishes lighter in body but not in flavor with a surge of spicy alcohol and fruity sweetness. A very respectable, and downright quaffable, version.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcalbi (378) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2002
Crimson in color with a dissapearing thin, almost soapy looking off-white head. Aromas of candy sugar and pepper. Strong peppery flavors and some fruity characteristics as well. One of Tun’s more complex brews, Bravo!


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