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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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. Itís a perfect complement for any occasion, special or otherwise. 9.9% ABV. 23į


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (754) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2013 Bottle pours a nice bronze color with foamy white head. Nice lacing. Banana, cloves, pepper, bread, some alcohol. Moderately bitter and sweet. Thick bodied with light crispness. I expect that this will age well.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4857) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body under a one finger fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is heavy on the sweetness with a lot of Belgian yeast derived fruitiness and a moderate alcohol note. The flavor is pretty sweet as well, but itís not horrible. Some light fruitiness and light-caramel notes, minimal yeastiness. Sort of a nondescript beer, noting really stands out as unique, itís just sweet and alcoholic. Medium bodied with just a slight clinginess and a fizzy pinpoint carbonation. Meh, not a beer Iíd purchase a second time around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (1971) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2014
This is a lot closer to a Belgian tripel, but still a superlative beer. Buttery sweet and smooth, hazy golden with initial high head. Slick mouthfeel, interesting finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (4869) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Belgian yeast and rock candy on the nose. Sweet malt, rock candy, and Belgiain yeast with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation, really solid beer

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anthony850 (239) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2014
On tap spice taste it's ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
callmemickey (2474) - 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 (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle from Caponeís. 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 (1789) - 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 (1189) - 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 (4702) - 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 doesnít 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 (915) - 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.


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