RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with imported Belgian malts and a blend of exotic spices, BJ’s Grand Cru has a malty character with a whirlwind of fruit and spice flavors. First brewed to celebrate the new milennium, BJ’s Grand Cru has been a seasonal tradition ever since. This Belgian-style amber ale is bottle-coinditioned and flavorful enough to age in the bottle for many years. Like a fine wine, the beer will change over time as some flavors mellow while others become more pronounced. For optimal aging, we recommend that you store BJ’s Grand Cru for at least one year at between 55 and 65°F. Or enjoy it now!

Silver Medal winner (Belgian-style specialty ales) Great American Beer Festival (2002) World Beer Cup (2000)

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3.7
jhamp9 (1860) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Clear orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma has strong fruity, spicy, doughy, and banana notes. Taste follows with some boozy notes. Medium body. Pretty good beer.

3.7
PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Last beer in the flight and easily the 2nd best beer of the night. Surprisingly since I have lost a little interest in Belgian strong ales but this one wasn’t overwhelmed with clove. Instead the nose was all sweet bubblegum and banana, flavor similar phenols, maybe only a hint at clove. Sweet alcohols. Golden color. Could use a little more carb but thats nitpicking.

3.1
Bule (2161) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a golden color without much head. Malt liquor alcohol taste and a little solvent like.

3.4
ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
The beers pours a golden amber color with a small head. Aroma of malts and mangos come across the nose. Taste starts out sweeter than I expected. There is bubblegum and sugar then some light malts comes through. Easy drinking beer.

3.3
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014

[ As BJ Grand Cru ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy - yeasty, flowers, perfume, tropical fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, sweet sugary fruit, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140516]

3.5
slowrunner77 (12040) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"cloudy orange with a thin effervescent head. sweet malt, lots of yeast, coriander, citrus, and spice on the nose. good, thick body. fairly high carbonation. the yeasty flavor is fruity and pretty clean. a nice beer."

3.6
gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2014
Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, alcohol, hop. Flavour is fruit, malt, alcohol, hop, yeast, dried fruits, sugar. Full body. Nice beer.

3.7
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
23 may 2014, bottle. Light hold, clear, no bubbles. His is sweet honey malt and mild alcohol. Med body and mildly fizzy. Moderate alcohol, rock candy. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
yespr (45417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and sweet. Lingering fruity. Solid toasted malty. Dry, phenolic and fruity finish.

3.1
Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, dried fruits, alcohol and sugar. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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