RATINGS: 1198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned.
Grand Cru is a dark chestnut-colored Belgian-style Ale with vibrant fermentation aromas of fruity esters and spicy phenols. A sweet caramel malt, raisin, and plum-like character combines with the complex fermentation profile of our Belgian yeast strain and hints of bittersweet chocolate in the finish. Its full body and velvety mouthfeel make for a slow and satisfying drinking experience. Grand Cru is meant to be savored and will age nicely.

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dorain (514) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Aus der Flasche (2015) 2017-05 getrunken. Ein perfekt, gelagertes typisches Quardruple mit ausgewogenen Malznoten. Wunderbar!

Sigmund (7815) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2017
750 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 10%. Brown colour, moderate off-white to beige head. Malty aroma, also notes of brown kandij sugar, molasses, dark dried fruits and alcohol. The fairly sweet flavour has the same elements as the aroma, also hints of oak and chocolate.

VastActiv (7473) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle at home, Nivala. Vintage 2013. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dry fruits, dark fruits, plums, raisins and malts.

PugUglyBrewer (763) - - MAY 16, 2017
Dark and hazy garnet color with a creamy head of tan foam. Luxuriant plum, fig, caramel, and sweet bread embrace the senses. A sweet and slightly spiced finish make this a very pleasant Belgian inspired strong ale.

Westy1130 (108) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Pours a rusty orange color with medium head. Aroma/Taste: burnt caramel, toffee, Belgian yeast, plums, figs and vanilla with a sweet and citrusy aftertaste. Definitely a beer that will improve with age.

pumpmaster (1430) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2017
750 ml bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $12.99 Very good!

oobawa (1647) - Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2017
UPDATED: APR 6, 2017 Very welcoming nose, dates and plums stuck to a banana via caramel. Looks okay, not very Belgian, good color but the head sucks and lace is a no-go. Taste starts strong but loses complexity; plenty of minor notes--caramel, bananas, cloves, apricots, dates, hazelnut, white grape, tea (black and chai) with a toasty, booze-laden finish--yet the more it warms, the more flat candi sugar sweetness takes over. Still, the alcohol is mild, the sugars never grow cloy, and my glass seems to keep emptying, so I shouldn’t complain too much.

tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2017
bomber to snifter poured a brown red color but more cloudy red no head. sweet warm malt base, dark fruits like plum or raisins, caramel smooth. the flavor was so soft and delicious. this was a 2015 bottle and hasn’t lost a thing. you get that sweet malt and dark fruit and a very soft burn of the alcohol on the end. truly delicious and wonderful.

MelvinKalksma (1676) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2017

Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malts and spices.

Turbid/opaque dark orange/dark brown beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium beige head.

Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, dark fruit and chocolate; ends sloggtlt bitter and dry with roasted malts and spices.

This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Great Belgian profile with some American aspects sipping through. Amazing palate both in terms of mouthfeel as in terms of flavour profile.

Aminatchime (169) - BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2017
Geproefd @ RBBWG 2017. Kleur is amber, karamel met kleine witte schuimkraag. Veel gas. Geur is zoet, een of andere sterke drank en appeltjes. Smaak is zoet, sterk alcoholisch en een tikkeltje donkere chocolade.

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