RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewed with imported Belgian malts and a blend of exotic spices, BJís Grand Cru has a malty character with a whirlwind of fruit and spice flavors. First brewed to celebrate the new milennium, BJís 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 BJís Grand Cru for at least one year at between 55 and 65įF. Or enjoy it now!

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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Tap @ BJís Tacoma. Cloudy gold pour with minimal head and a sparse lace. Belgian yeast nose, sweet medium body with ripe fruit and banana flavors. Tasty, but balanced heavily towards sweet, which limits drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Tap at BJs, Charlottesville. Pours golden, slightly hazy. Flavor is coconut milk, glue, banana, alcohol. Reminds me slightly of a saki. Not a bad offering at all.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dsimpson (1) - - NOV 11, 2016 does not count
The beer is in the discussion for the best beer period. Off-center and spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (9007) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Draft. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Fruity and yeasty base, with banana, peach, mild spicy yeasty notes, faint booze, faint bitterness, and a sweet fruity finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx (970) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2015
On tap - a nose and taste of candied fruits and butterscotch. Very smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1392) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Draft at the Brewhouse in the Pembroke Pines, FL location for $5.65 Very good!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloshgator (741) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2015
BJís Grand Cru is a decent seasonal. Bright amber pour with little head. Aroma is light but wheaty. Taste is boozy but with nice wheat notes. Grand Cru is up there but not a subtle Belgian.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
euniceradio (524) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2015
Pours cloudy orange. Thin white head. Aroma of orange juice, banana, apricot, spice and roses. Taste is same with apple and bubblegum. Malts are roasty and smooth. Finish is boozy, hot, spiced and flowery. Mouthfeel is medium, oily and highly carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PartyFowle (954) - - APR 16, 2015
Draft, Makerís Mark barrel-aged edition. Cloudy apricot, topped with a whisper of pure white froth. Green aroma. Unripe pear, fresh cut grass, green apple, vanilla. Bright, sweet, fruity, refreshing. The flavor goe back and forth. Sometimes itís too boozy; sometimes itís perfect. At the moment, itís got a heavy alcohol flavor tnat hits almost like vodka with heat and harshness at the sides of the tongue. Beer-related stuff is there as well: green apple, pear, roses, vanilla, new oak. A touch of brown sugar and butter from the bourbon as well. Medium-light body, mild carbonation. A little heat on the tongue, with mild bitterness at the finish. Not as hot as 10 percent would suggest. Sneakily boozy. Tasty stuff. Bought a glass then bought a growler.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Poured up on tap at the Mesa, AZ location with a clear gold body that supports a thin white head. The aroma offers up sugary prunes and peach and a light amount of dates to go along with some Belgian yeasty spices. The taste starts smooth and soft with plenty of sweetness that heads quickly into sweetened spicy Belgian yeastiness. To midway the fruity esters jump forward where Iím getting peach, pear, apple and a sense of dates, honey and light boozy chemical notes that take this into the finish. Nice sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (14829) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Draft - Fruit sweet esters and Belgian yeast. Clear gold with a decent white head. Boozy, sweet and very Belgian.

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