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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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We craft our Grand Cru with pilsner malt imported from Belgium, and use a classic brewing yeast from the same iconicbrewing nation. The fine, subtle malt profile balances well with the fruityesters produced by this distinctive yeast. A blend of noble hops adds just a touch of hop aroma, which nicely rounds out this deep-golden, slightly tart, effervescent delight. It’s a perfect complement for any occasion, special or otherwise. 9.9% ABV. 23°


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
callmemickey (2253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Light amber colored body, medium sized off-white head, sparse lacing. Buttery biscuit, caramel, yeasty esters, pear. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, a bit sweet, muddled finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy gold with off-white head. Nose was fruity, hopcitrus, with funky yeasty and floral spicy notes. Tastes hopcitric, very spicy and floral, wth hopcitrus, and a cloying finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jesterdeal (1640) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2013
From the bottle. Aroma of play-do, bubble gum, and slight banana clove. Pours blonde with a medium head. Tastes of light banana, clove and a bready dough. Pretty solid blonde. I was expecting worse.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Spicy Belgian flavors and grain, sweet in the middle, heavy spices on the back too. A bit much for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (4623) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Capped 750, noisy open, but not a gusher. Very sweet nose with yeast, candis-like fruity esters, light mineral. Pours rich orange-golden with a dense beige head. Pils malt base but superheavy in beautiful honey, light spice with a lot of (fortunately rounded) alcohol, very fruity from the obv Belgian yeast. Fat body with light wisps of yeast and alcohol, warms quickly and enthusiastically but doesn’t burn. Fresh and clean, very bright orange citrus spikes through the mass, but there are lighter plummy/grape tones underneath -- nowhere near as much as in a Quad, but a pleasant slight accent. Low bitterness, strong sweetness. Either needs time to settle out or a recipe tweak, I love the shading toward a Tripel but would prefer it to be much drier.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (876) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bourbon Grand Cru on tap at yards. Hazy lighter amber white head. Minimal nose. Spicy and boozy with hint of Bourbon barrel. A bit fuller maltier palate. Alcohol a bit disruptive.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (4196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2013
750ml bottle pours a clear, neon orange with some little white head. Nose has a lot of spice and papaya, candy sugar. Flavor is the same, heavy candy, melon, papaya. Full, spicy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
transparent gold, large bubbled white head gone fast. Estery nose is banana and pepper. Flavor estery and sweet, heavy sugar cookie mid before light grain and pepper finish. Grainy popcorn end, all over unpleasant.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2013
75cl bottle. Clear light amber body with small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some alcohol, spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some orange. Medium body, light stickiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle shared by argo0, thanks! Poured a clear orange color with an off-white head. Aroma was yeas notes, sweet tropical notes, sugar character. Flavor was Belgian yeast notes, malts. Sweetness.


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