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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Gran Met (Grand Master) is a Flash of delicate flavors. This Holy Grail of Belgian styles is on for the Connoisseur of Craft Beer. We at Voodoo use a special technique of adding the beet sugar to the ale as it is fermenting to soften the alcohol flavor production. This helps in the delicate nature of this ale. We also use traditional brewing for the unique profile. We hop you feel that we are doing our best to honor this wonderful heritage.

Ingredients: Belgian 2 row, Belgian light candy sugar, beet sugar, Hallertau hops, and our house tripel yeast. 29 IBUs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
60minuteman (1033) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2015
A murky copper color, some head. Wheat, zest, malt, alcohol presence. Flavor is almost crudely craft beer-like. Feels like they tried too hard on this one. Metallic overtones that throw it off. Good base of flavor though. Too much going on. Too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle, slightly different label art than pictured here. I liked this beer, right up my alley, though I’m not surprised it has a somewhat low rating. Very sweet, cloying, banana, clove, kinda bready. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
agl108 (909) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
22 oz. bottle. Poured clear deep golden hue with no head. Light carbonation. Complex flavor with bread, sweet candi sugar, apple, touch of pepper. Light to medium bodied. Bit too sweet to drink more than a glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (926) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Enjoyable beer. Tastes like an imperial belgian wit. Orange juice like body with belgian spices to finish off. Candy stickiness. Strong alcohol flavor but suits the big flavors fairly nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mansquito (4118) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
I purchased this at a bodega in Greenwich Village for a reasonable price. Unfortunately, the price bespoke of the perils of this ale. The beer pours a headless dark apple juice color. The aroma is mostly fine. Coriander, yeast, blah blah. Taste is way too sweet. It sticks to the mouth and doesn’t let go. There are not very many positive things to say about this brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JBPortland (1183) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 7, 2014
22oz bottle pours hazy pale orange with 2 finger head. Nose is all yeast spice and toasty bready malt, some spices and banana. Taste is sticky bready maple fruit, syrupy spice, overpowering yeast. Finish is super dry yeast spice, some stale toasty bread and earthy grain. Stale rotten fruit. Very boozy. Unbalanced. This was bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (998) - - AUG 4, 2014
Gold pour, large white head. Yeast and pepper aroma. Yeast, pepper, biscuit, sweet banana. Quaffable. Fairly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9570) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Golden With some head and lace dots. A bit of funk yeasty. Sippable. Pepper and a little sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (2008) - - JUN 19, 2014
Transfer from BA review from 6-12-12- Poured from bottle into chalice glass Appearance – Pours a hazy orange color with a tiny white head. The head faded almost immediately to give only the smallest amount of lacing. Smell – The smell has a bready aroma as a base. With the bready aroma is a strong aroma of citrus and a light banana smell which is also mixed with aromas of yeast and an alcohol boozy smell. Taste – A biscuit and wheat flavor meet the tongue. These flavors are on the drier side initially but sweeten more as the taste advances toward the middle. In the middle, orange. banana and yeast flavors gain strength, both melding well with the biscuit. At the end it dries out again a bit to the level it had in the beginning, with the alcohol detected in the nose showing up at the end leaving a light alcohol flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew, while slightly above the average beer of ~ 5 % abv, it is quite low for a Belgian Triple of this brews strength. While the body is lower than it should be the carbonation is on the average side and does help make up for the weak body (but not totally make up for it). Overall – This really is not the best Belgian out there. It lacks a real flavor depth, it lacked any real head and its thin body was rather disappointing. Not a brew I would go back to.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2014
murky honey, thin bubbly white head laces softly, clinging. Watery bark nose, heavy sugar. Heavy sugar flavor, moderate paper and banana across mid before, slick dead palate giving no life before oxidized cardboard finish gives rotten pear, heavy fizz body distracting from light booze as it ends in cereal. More dryness, more fruit skin, and no oxidation.

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