RATINGS: 177   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomciccateri (1035) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 20, 2013
On draught at brewpub. Pours a golden color with white head. Big eatery aromas. Medium body. Slightly sweet pale malt flavor balance with Belgian yeast character. Late alcohol finish. Seems like a smooth tripel. OKAY.


3.7
DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2017
Draft at Allentown. Hazy straw with white head. Nose was yeasty, funky hops, peach, apricot. Tasted hoppy, yeasty, with some peach notes, like a fruity Belgian single. Decent.

3.6
Bif (2346) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2017
On tap at BJ’s Summerlin. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small hea. Aroma fruit, bit of malt and spice. Taste of light malt sweetness, bit of fruit and mild spice. No real bitterness with afairly clean finish. Moderate body, smooth and flavorful with only slightest hint of alcohol.Tasty.

3.2
JDBaker11058 (2351) - Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2017
appearance: clear light copper gold, foamy yellow-white head, minimal lacing. aroma: caramel, banana, toffee, hint of nuts, allspice, a bit of clove. taste: sweet, with caramel, light candi sugar, banana, toffee, yeast. finish: surprisingly tingly palate for the abv, with a sweet to yeasty finish. notes: Not bad; livelier than expected although the flavors were nothing all that special. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club; vintage 2013-2014, aged until last night.

3.3
hershiser2 (3667) - 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.

5
dsimpson (1) - - NOV 11, 2016 does not count
The beer is in the discussion for the best beer period. Off-center and spectacular.

3.7
blipp (9696) - 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.

3.6
fiveacestx (974) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2015
On tap - a nose and taste of candied fruits and butterscotch. Very smooth on the palate.

3.6
pumpmaster (1437) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Draft at the Brewhouse in the Pembroke Pines, FL location for $5.65 Very good!

3.6
sloshgator (770) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2015
BJ’s 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.

4.3
euniceradio (562) - 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.


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